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Posted on: July 23, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Construction for the Week of July 26th


Highway Division Updates

  • Last week, the Highway Division:
    • Installed or replaced signs on Bratton Court, Calvin Terrace, Chesterfield Road, Dimock Street, Fair Street, Florence Road, Locust Street , Main Street (Leeds), Middle Street, Nonotuck Street, Pine Street, Roe Avenue, South Street, Wilder Place and Willow Street
    • Repaired potholes on Coles Meadow Road, Finn Street, Florence Road, Hatfield Street, Locust Street, Loudville Road, Middle Street, New Street, Nonotuck Street, North Main Street, State Street and Water Street
    • Swept sediment and sand that has collected on streets from heavy rains
  • 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.

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 the I-91 overpass
  • 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
  • Motorists should expect traffic delays and seek alternate routes
  • 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 paving base and intermediate courses followed by sidewalk and curbing excavation between Bright Street and Foster Farrar
    • Initial paving (2 courses) will occur on Saturday, July 24th
    • If needed, initial paving will be completed on Monday, July 26th
    • Temporary side street closures will be required during paving
    • New traffic lanes will be narrower, as designed
  • National Grid will be installing new utility poles between Finn St and the bike path
  • Travel will be restricted to a single lane as needed; officers will assist with traffic control
  • Motorists should expect traffic delays and seek alternate routes
  • 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
  • Temporarily, during the remainder of July, parking spaces along the north side of the parking lot will be open and available for parking
  • 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
  • Eversource is currently installing a new gas line in the alleyway between the parking lot and the Main Street buildings; this work should be complete by mid-August
  • The installation of a new sewer in the alleyway behind 219 to 241 Main Street is anticipated to begin in mid-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 & 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
  • Drainage work will take place on Loudville Road and preliminary work such as installation of construction signage, erosion control, and tree protection will continue in the upcoming weeks
  • Motorists should expect traffic delays and seek alternate routes

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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