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Posted on: January 14, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Construction for the Week of January 17th

Highway Division Updates

  • Last week, the Highway Division:
    • Patched potholes on Arch Street, Earle Street, Florence Road, Heffernan Street, Liberty Street, South Main Street, Texas Road and Turkey Hill Road
    • Installed and/or replaced signs on Clark Street, Elizabeth Street, Federal Street, Grant Avenue, Hayes Avenue, King Street, Myrtle Street, School Street and Warfield Place and at the Locust Street Transfer Station
    • Sanded icy areas throughout the City
    • Filled sand barrels located throughout the City
  • Street sweeping - ALL wards were swept in 2021; maintenance sweeping will continue in select locations
  • 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

Ongoing Projects to Continue Winter 2022

The following projects will remain active during the winter months.

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
  • Lighting installation is scheduled to occur January 2022
  • Alternating lane closures may be in place to facilitate work
  • Officers will assist with traffic control as needed
  • Questions about the project should be directed to MassDOT District 2, project #604597

Dryads Green Extension

  • The City has contracted with Geeleher Enterprises, Inc. to perform emergency work to stabilize the slope southwest of Dryads Green Extension in order to protect a nearby sewer system
  • The Contractor has removed deadwood, installed crushed stone & riprap and made limited drain pipe repairs; the work area has been seeded & mulched and additional sediment controls have been installed
  • The path from Dryads Green Extension to the Mill River is closed until further notice
  • The DPW will periodically inspect this area throughout the winter & the spring to confirm site stability

I-91 Bridges over Route 5, the Railroad and Hockanum Road

  • MassDOT has contracted with J.F. White, Inc. to construct roadway improvements to I-91 and at Exit 23 (formerly Exit 18)
  • The project will replace the I-91 bridges over Route 5, the Railroad and Hockanum Road and construct safety and signal improvements at the exit interchange
  • The project is scheduled to be completed in phases by 2025
  • Work in the I-91 median is underway to accommodate a temporary bridge that will be utilized to maintain 2-lane traffic in both directions while each set of northbound and southbound bridges are replaced in sequence
  • The southbound high speed lane will be closed from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Tuesday – Friday for temporary bridge construction (weather permitting)
  • Utility work and sheet pile installation will occur on Route 5 between Atwood Drive and the I-91 southbound on-ramp Tuesday – Friday; daily shoulder closures will be in place as needed, but 2-way traffic will be maintained at all times
  • There will be no work on Monday, January 17th (MLK Day)
  • Questions about the project should be directed to MassDOT District 2, project #606552

Ongoing Projects to Resume Spring 2022

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


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

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