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Posted on: September 30, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Construction for the Week of October 3rd

Highway Division Updates

  • Last week, the Highway Division:
    • Repaired potholes on Alamo Court, Burncolt Road, Carpenter Avenue, Country Way, Federal Street, King Street, Ladyslipper Lane, Lyman Road, South Main Street, Trumbull Road and West Center Street
    • Patched a sewer trench cut on Armory Street
    • Began painting drain inlet markings for winter storm operations
    • Installed and/or repaired signs on Alamo Court, Beech Street, Burncolt Road, Fern Street, Gregory Lane, Hastings Heights, Juniper Street, King Avenue, Lenno Terrace, Oak Street, Spruce Hill Avenue, Summer Street, Tara Circle and Westwood Terrace
  • Street sweeping is complete in Wards 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 7 and has begun in Ward 6
    • Wards will be swept in the following order this year: 1, 2, 7, 3, 4, 5, 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

Acrebrook Drive

  • The City has contracted with Geeleher Enterprises, Inc. to perform drain and sewer improvements in the vicinity of 333 - 341 Acrebrook Drive
  • Work includes replacing a sewer manhole in the street and replacing a drain manhole and a catch basin in the wooded area beyond the houses; tree removal will be conducted to provide access to the wooded area
  • Sewer manhole replacement and tree removal are complete; all work in the street is complete
  • The Contractor will be replacing drain structures behind the houses this week

Coolidge Bridge

  • TranSystems, a subcontractor to MassDOT, will be inspecting the bridge this week
  • Traffic will be reduced from 4 lanes to 3 lanes
  • Monday morning through Wednesday morning, the lane reduction will be eastbound
  • Wednesday afternoon through Friday afternoon, the lane reduction will be westbound
  • Questions about the project should be directed to MassDOT District 2

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 2023
  • The Contractor will be installing traffic signal mast arm foundations at the intersection of King Street and Damon Road, water and sewer connections at River Run and a sewer pump station at the Volvo dealership this week
  • Alternating, one-way traffic will be in place; police details will assist with traffic control
  • Motorists should expect delays and seek alternate routes
  • Questions about the project should be directed to MassDOT District 2, project #608236

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 summer & fall to confirm site stability

Guardrail Improvements

  • The City has contracted with Premier Fence LLC to install or replace guardrails at multiple locations on Arch Street, Chesterfield Road, Kennedy Road and Sylvester Road
  • Work also includes installation of new headwalls at a culvert on Sylvester Road
  • The Contractor will begin installing tree protection and performing miscellaneous work to prepare for the guardrail installations and the new headwalls this month

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
  • On I-91 southbound, no traffic impacts are anticipated this week
  • On I-91 northbound, no traffic impacts are anticipated this week
  • On Route 5, there will be shoulder closures for pier and abutment construction but no lane closures; motorists should be aware of trucks entering/exiting the work area
  • Hockanum Road, no traffic impacts are anticipated this week
  • Questions about the project should be directed to MassDOT District 2, project #606552

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
  • The Contractor will not be working on site during the day this week
  • Pavement markings will be installed on Sunday, October 2nd beginning at 5:00 p.m., weather permitting; police details will assist with traffic control
  • Questions about the project should be directed to MassDOT District 2, project #607502

Leeds Pressure Reducing Valve

  • The City has contracted with GEG Construction for water system improvements that include an above grade pressure reducing valve (PRV) connected to the 36-inch transmission main in Haydenville Road across from Scotti’s, water main interconnections to the transmission main at Leonard Street and East Center Street and the installation of two hydrants connected to the transmission main in River Road
  • The project will allow for the eventual demolition of the Audubon Road water storage tank
  • The project is scheduled to be completed Fall 2022
  • The 36” interconnection is complete and the PRV building has been delivered and set
  • The Contractor will not be working this week
  • No traffic impacts are anticipated

Levee Toe Drain Improvements

  • The City has contracted with Ludlow Construction Co., Inc. for the installation of manholes along the land side of both the Connecticut and Mill River levee systems
  • The project involves the installation of 28 new manholes and inspecting the toe drains running parallel to the levees via CCTV
  • The Contractor has completed installing manholes and will continue inspecting pipes via CCTV along the Mill River system during the next month

Levee Vegetation Management

  • The City has contracted with Cain’s Mechanical LLC for vegetation management at various locations throughout the levee and flood control system on both the Connecticut and Mill Rivers
  • Work to mechanically remove unwanted woody growth and fallen trees and localized placement of rip rap for slope stabilization will be undertaken periodically system wide throughout the growing season

Main Street - Florence

  • The City has contracted with Gomes Construction Co., Inc. for streetscape improvements along Main Street in Florence from Maple Street to South Main Street
  • The project includes targeted sidewalk replacement, compliant accessible curb ramps, curb realignment at South Main Street, tree pits and street furniture
  • The project is complete with the exception of line painting and the installation of flexible porous pavement (Spring 2023)
  • Questions about the project should be directed to the Planning & Sustainability Department

Pavement Markings

  • The City has contracted with Markings, Inc. to repaint pavement markings across the City including double yellow center lines, white edge lines and lane lines, speed hump markings, arrows, railroad markings and crosswalks
  • The Contractor will be painting overnight beginning at 9:00 p.m. this week, weather permitting

Pavement Preservation Contract 2022

  • The City has contracted with Indus Inc. for roadway preservation on Florence Road (Easthampton town line to Westhampton Road), West Farms Road and Westhampton Road
  • The preservation method, cape seal, consists of a chip seal which is then covered by a micro surfacing treatment; benefits include sealing moderate cracks, providing skid resistance, sealing the pavement against moisture and protecting the pavement from further oxidation & raveling
  • The Contractor has completed the chip seal application
  • The microsurfacing application is scheduled to continue on Monday & Tuesday this week; detours will be in place, so please plan accordingly
  • 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 also includes reconfiguration at intersection of Pine Street with Maple Street and Mann Terrace and rehabilitation of the Meadow Street bridge over the Mill River
    • Hayes Avenue, Loudville Road, Meadow Street, Pine Street and Warfield Place construction is complete
    • Solar LED signage will be installed this summer at Route 66 intersections with Glendale Rd & West Farms Rd and Loudville Road & North Loudville Rd
    • Granite edging on Loudville Road, loam and seeding touch ups, and minor sidewalk work will take place this week
    • If necessary, police details will assist with traffic control
  • Pleasant Street Improvements

    • The City has contracted with Ludlow Construction Co., Inc. for roadway improvements on lower Pleasant Street, between Hockanum Road and the roundabout at Conz Street
    • Improvements include roadway reconstruction, drainage work, sidewalk and pedestrian & bicycle upgrades and pavement markings
    • The project is scheduled to be completed by Fall 2022
    • Due to a water main break, roadway repairs will be required prior to the installation of pavement markings; the Contractor is determining a schedule for these repairs
    • Pavement markings will be installed as soon as the subcontractor's schedule allows after roadway repairs have been completed
    • Questions about the project should be directed to the Planning & Sustainability Department
  • An overview of all current Public Works projects can be found by going to Current Projects.

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