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Posted on: July 16, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Construction for the Week of July 19th


Highway Division Updates

  • Last week, the Highway Division:
    • Installed or replaced signs on Bates Street, Dickinson Street, Gothic Street, Graves Avenue, King Street, Maple Street, Pilgrim Drive, State Street and Trumbull Road
    • Repaired potholes on Elm Street, Florence Road, Landy Avenue, Middle Street, Nonotuck Street and Riverside Drive
    • Swept sediment from Hinckley Street and North Farms Road
  • Street sweeping continues in Ward 6
  • 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

  • The City has contracted with GEG Construction, Inc. for roadway reconstruction and water line replacement on Atwood Drive
  • The project is substantially complete and pre-construction traffic patterns have resumed
  • The contractor will continue working on signage and other minor site improvements in the following weeks
  • Officers will assist with traffic control as necessary

Bridge Street, Damon Road, Interstate 91 - Exit 25 (old Exit 19)

  • MassDOT has contracted with Baltazar Contractors, Inc. to construct a roundabout and associated improvements to the Interstate 91 - Exit 25 (old Exit 19) interchange at the base of the Coolidge Bridge
  • The project is scheduled to be completed by the end of August 2021
  • Minor cleanup work and sign placement will continue this week
  • Alternating lane closures will be in place to facilitate the work; no detours will be needed
  • Motorists should expect traffic delays; officers will assist with traffic control
  • Questions about the project should be directed to MassDOT District 2, project #604597

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
  • A bike path detour is in place until further notice. Bikes and pedestrians will use the new bike path connector behind the former Fish Hook restaurant, cross Damon Road near the new roundabout using the new RRFB signal, and use the sidewalk along DCR property to connect to the former RR bridge crossing the Connecticut River - Bike Path Detour Map (pdf)
  • A truck detour is in place until further notice.  All trucks will be detoured from Damon Road between Industrial Drive and the Bridge St/Route 9 roundabout, except for local deliveries; trucks will be able to access Industrial Drive from the western end of Damon Road
  • Gagliarducci will continue working on drainage and concrete headwalls on the eastern end of the project and replacing the sewer main between King Street and Industrial Drive
  • A lane shift with reduced speed limits will be in place just northwest of the bike path crossing
  • Travel will be restricted to a single lane as needed; officers will assist with traffic control
  • Questions about the project should be directed to MassDOT District 2, project #608236

King Street Corridor Improvements

  • MassDOT has contracted with Morais Concrete Service, Inc. to construct roadway improvements to King Street between Bright Street and Church Street
  • The project will provide lane reconfiguration, bicycle and pedestrian improvements, landscaping and drainage improvements and new traffic signals at North & Summer Streets and Finn Street at both King and State Streets
  • The project is scheduled to be completed in phases by Fall 2022
  • Morais will be placing stone base material and grading the roadway between Bright Street and Foster Farrar
  • Summer Street will be closed to through traffic Monday, July 19th and Tuesday, July 20th
  • Initial paving is scheduled for Saturday, July 24th
  • Travel will be restricted to a single lane as needed; officers will assist with traffic control
  • Questions about the project should be directed to MassDOT District 2, project #706502

Masonic Street Parking Lot & Amber Lane

  • The City has contracted with Jack Goncalves & Sons, Inc. to remedy a failing sewer line which passes through both the Masonic Street parking lot and Amber Lane and serves multiple Main Street businesses and residents; the project will also upgrade the water main to allow for enhanced fire flows and future fire sprinkler connections
  • Construction has begun and will be ongoing throughout the summer months; as of June 1st, the Masonic Street parking lot is closed to the general public
  • The Contractor has installed a new water main in the Masonic Street parking lot (with water main spur-lines to the alleyway behind buildings 219 to 241 Main Street) and in Amber Lane; all water services have been switched over to the new water main
  • The Contractor has repaired the failed section of the sewer main in Amber Lane
  • The installation of a new sewer in the alleyway behind 219 to 241 Main Street is anticipated to occur in August (after Eversource completes the relocation of the gas line servicing these buildings)

North Farms Road

  • The City contracted with Palmer Paving Corp last year (2020) for pavement reclamation and drain improvements on North Farms Road and North Maple Street
  • The contractor or their subcontractors may be on North Farms Road or at Fitzgerald Lake this week finishing up contracted work, such as laying porous asphalt on the Fitzgerald Lake path, installing a pavement patch near Country Way or working on various punch list items

Paving Contract 2021

  • The City has contracted with Warner Brothers, LLC for roadway improvements on Hayes Avenue, Loudville Road, Meadow Street, Pine Street (Maple Street to South Main Street), and Warfield Place
  • Improvements include pavement reclamation, drainage work, sidewalk and ADA upgrades, and pavement markings
  • Work will also include intersection reconfiguration at Pine Street with Maple Street and Mann Terrace and bridge rehabilitation on Meadow Street over the Mill River
  • The work is expected to continue through the end of the year
  • Preliminary work such as installation of construction signage, erosion control, and tree protection is anticipated to begin in the upcoming weeks

Roundhouse Parking Lot

  • The City has contracted with Mass-West Construction for rehabilitation and expansion of the Roundhouse Parking Lot
  • The project consists of repaving, restriping, addition of 22 spaces, expansion to the south with a realignment of the rail trail, drainage and lighting improvements, and landscaping in new dividing islands
  • The work is expected to be completed by early fall 2021
  • The parking lot will be closed for the duration of construction
  • A detour for the rail trail has been posted and will remain in place throughout construction
  • Questions about the project should be directed to the Central Services Department

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

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