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Posted on: March 21, 2019

Northampton's FY2020 Planned Roadway Improvements

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The Department of Public Works (DPW) has developed a plan to improve the condition of several City streets in FY2020. This memorandum identifies the selected streets, the approximate cost of improvements and the current schedule for bidding and construction.

For FY2020, as part of the five year Capital Improvement Program, the City bonded $2,500,000 for roadway improvements. DPW also expects an FY2020 apportionment of $1,016,820 in Chapter 90 funds, pending final authorization from the Commonwealth. Additionally, funding can be allocated from other sources such as traffic calming or utility enterprise funds as appropriate.

Generally, the DPW uses data and analysis provided through the Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc.(VHB) Pavement Management Program as the primary guide for pavement management. In addition, DPW applies field knowledge of roadway usage, current repair conditions, and consideration of recent and upcoming underground utility projects when developing candidate streets for pavement improvement. The types of improvements proposed and the streets where the work is planned are described below.

Click the link below for a copy of the full memo. 

Full memo and map here