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Posted on: April 9, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Construction for the Week of April 12th


Highway Division Updates

  • Last week, the Highway Division:
    • Repaired potholes on Bates Street, Clement Street, Edgewood Terrace, Ellington Road, Florence Street, Island Road, Lawn Avenue, Meadow Street, North Maple Street, Pilgrim Drive, Sheffield Lane, Turkey Hill Road, Villone Drive and Williams Street
    • Patched trench cuts on Columbus Avenue, Lasell Avenue, North Elm Street and Ryan Road
    • Fixed defects/low spots on Washington Avenue
    • Graded Old Springfield Road and Pynchon Meadow Road
    • Removed damaged guardrail posts and wire from Riverside Drive
  • 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.

Atwood Drive Water Main Replacement

  • The City has contracted with GEG Construction, Inc. for the replacement of the water main, paving, and other site improvements on Atwood Drive
  • The project is anticipated to start on Tuesday, April 20th with the mobilization of equipment to the site, installation of tree protection & erosion controls, and conducting test pits to continue throughout the week
  • Officers will be onsite to assist with traffic control and one-way alternating traffic will be maintained at all times - the parking lots behind the medical buildings may be used periodically for vehicles to access 8 and 22 Atwood Drive medical buildings

Beacon Street Sewer Repair

  • The City has contracted with Geeleher Enterprises, Inc. to repair a deep sewer main and to replace a service lateral to 49 Beacon Street
  • Work will include excavation within the right-of-way
  • Work is anticipated to start on Monday, April 12th with installation of tree protection and will continue throughout the week and may extend into the following week
  • Travel may be restricted to a single lane; officers will be onsite to assist with traffic control

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
  • Gagliarducci will continue 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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