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Posted on: April 2, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Construction for the Week of April 5th


Highway Division Updates

  • Last week, the Highway Division:
    • Repaired potholes on Bates Street, Ellington Road, Island Road, Sheffield Lane, Turkey Hill Road and Williams Street
    • Patched trench cuts on Washington Place
    • Repaired road defects on Washington Avenue
    • Graded Old Springfield Road
    • Supported the City’s efforts to create outdoor dining spaces
  • Street sweeping will begin soon
  • To report a pothole, please submit a request via the Pothole Repair Form; the largest potholes are filled first to alleviate hazards to vehicles; as hazards arise and are identified, they will be addressed.

Bridge Street Cemetery

  • The City has contracted with Hastie Fence Co. to replace fencing at Bridge Street Cemetery
  • The project includes:
    • Removing a 900 foot section of existing chain link fence that runs along Bridge Street and a portion of Parsons Street and replacing it with a more historically appropriate tubular steel fence
    • Replacing historic entrance gates on Bridge Street and Parsons Street
  • For more details on the project, please see the Press Release (pdf) from the Mayor's Office
  • Work on punch list items will be ongoing through the spring months

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 July 2023
  • Utility relocation, drainage improvements and water & sewer replacement will occur prior to full depth roadway reconstruction
  • National Grid will continue installing new utility poles this week; one lane traffic will be required at the active work location
  • Gagliarducci will be working on drainage off the road near the Norwottuck Rail Trail
  • 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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