Construction Updates

Ongoing Projects to Continue Winter 2023

For weekly construction updates on active projects, please go to Public Works News Flash.

Ongoing Projects to Resume Spring 2023

The following projects have ceased for the winter and will resume in the spring

Damon Road Reconstruction

  • MassDOT has contracted with Gagliarducci Construction, Inc. to reconstruct Damon Road from the bike path to just beyond the intersection with King Street, North King Street and Bridge Road
  • The project will provide intersection and traffic signal improvements, extended sidewalks, a shared use path and other safety improvements
  • The project is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2023
  • The Contractor has demobilized for the winter; work will resume in Spring 2023
  • Questions about the project should be directed to MassDOT District 2, project #608236

James House Parking Lot & Texas Road Drainage Improvements

  • The City has contracted with Baltazar Contractors, Inc. to conduct drainage improvements at the James House Parking Lot on Gothic Street and along Texas Road
  • Work at the James House Parking Lot on Gothic Street includes removing a drain connection to the sewer system, installing new drain structures, repairing existing drain structures and installing a new drain connection to a manhole in Gothic Street; work on Texas Road includes installing a new drain system within the northeast section (near the dead end) and replacing a drain structure off the road
  • Drainage work at the James House Parking Lot is complete and the lot has been reopened; drainage work on Texas Road is essentially complete
  • The Contractor has demobilized for the winter; additional drain work on Texas Road and final paving at both sites will be installed in Spring 2023

Leeds Pressure Reducing Valve

  • The City has contracted with GEG Construction for water system improvements that include an above grade pressure reducing valve (PRV) connected to the 36-inch transmission main in Haydenville Road across from Scotti’s, water main interconnections to the transmission main at Leonard Street and East Center Street and the installation of two hydrants connected to the transmission main in River Road
  • The project will allow for the eventual demolition of the Audubon Road water storage tank
  • The project is scheduled to be completed in Spring 2023
  • The 36” interconnection is complete and the PRV building has been delivered and set
  • The Contractor has demobilized for the winter and work will resume Spring 2023

Leonard Street Realignment

  • The City has contracted with Ludlow Construction Co., Inc. to realign the intersection of Leonard Street and Haydenville Road
  • The project will reconstruct the intersection so that it will be more perpendicular to Haydenville Road, improving safety and visibility
  • The project is complete with the exception of final pavement markings which will be installed Spring 2023
  • Questions about the project should be directed to the Planning & Sustainability Department

Levee Toe Drain Improvements

  • The City has contracted with Ludlow Construction Co., Inc. for the installation of manholes along the land side of both the Connecticut and Mill River levee systems
  • The project involves the installation of 28 new manholes and inspection of the toe drains running parallel to the levees via CCTV
  • Manhole installations and pipe inspections via CCTV are complete
  • A pipe repair adjacent to Venturers Field Road and final loam & seed restoration will occur in Spring 2023

Levee Vegetation Management

  • The City has contracted with Cain’s Mechanical LLC for vegetation management at various locations throughout the levee and flood control system on both the Connecticut and Mill Rivers
  • Work to mechanically remove unwanted woody growth and fallen trees and localized placement of rip rap for slope stabilization will be undertaken periodically system wide throughout the growing season
  • Work for this growing season is complete and will resume in Spring 2023

Main Street - Florence

  • The City has contracted with Gomes Construction Co., Inc. for streetscape improvements along Main Street in Florence from Maple Street to South Main Street
  • The project includes targeted sidewalk replacement, compliant accessible curb ramps, curb realignment at South Main Street, tree pits and street furniture
  • The project is complete with the exception of line painting and the installation of flexible porous pavement scheduled for Spring 2023
  • Questions about the project should be directed to the Planning & Sustainability Department

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