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Posted on: November 29, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Construction for the week of December 2

Highway Division Update

  • Last week, the Highway Division repaired:
    • Potholes on Chestnut Street, Dimock Street, and Locust Street.
    • Sidewalks on Main Street (Florence), Main Street (Northampton), North Maple Street, and Strong Avenue.
  • To report a pothole, please submit a request for Pothole Repair. The largest potholes are filled first to alleviate hazards to vehicles.  As hazards arise and are identified, they will be addressed.
  • Street sweeping:
    • Is complete in Wards 1, 3, 4, 5, and 6.
    • Will continue next week in Ward 2.

Riverside Drive Speed Tables

  • On Riverside Drive, two speed tables have been installed.  Signage and markings will be completed in the following weeks.

Roberts Meadow Watershed

  • A small timber harvest to remove dying red pines will resume along the north side of Chesterfield Road east of Reservoir Road.
  • The logging will be conducted using horses and is being carried out by a licensed harvester.
  • This project began in Spring 2018 and is expected to be completed this fall.

State Street

  • A new sewer manhole has been installed in front of 74 State Street.
  • Work is scheduled for Friday, November 29th.  A police detail will be on site.  If weather does not permit planned schedule, the work will be completed this week.

Bridge Street, Damon Road, Interstate 91 - Exit 19

  • MassDOT has contracted with Baltazar Contractors, Inc. to construct a roundabout and associated improvements to the Interstate 91 - Exit 19 interchange at the base of the Coolidge Bridge. The work is scheduled to be completed by June 2021.
  • Upcoming work includes completing overhead utility transfers, paving the new I-91 northbound off ramp and the walking/bike path on Damon Road, guardrail installation, and installation of a precast, modular block wall adjacent to Route 9 westbound.
  • Questions about the project should be directed to MassDOT District 2.


An overview of all current Public Works projects can be found by going to Current Projects.


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