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Posted on: December 23, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Construction for the Week of December 26th

Highway Division Updates

  • Last week, the Highway Division:
    • Repaired potholes on Landy Avenue, Lilly Street, Locust Street, Perkins Avenue, Reservoir Road and State Street
    • Patched a sidewalk on North Main Street
    • Closed Old Springfield Road bridge to vehicular traffic for the winter
    • Graded Pine Valley Road
    • Repaired, replaced and/or installed signs on Butler Place, Hawley Street, Milton Street, North Elm Street, North Maple Street, O’Donnell Drive, Old Springfield Road, Park Hill Road, Summer Street and West Parsons Lane
  • Yearly ward sweeping is complete and will resume in Spring 2023
  • 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


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 to confirm site stability

Hampden Street & Reed Street Sewer Manhole Replacement

  • The City has contracted with Geeleher Enterprises, Inc. to replace a sewer manhole at the intersection of Hampden and Reed Streets
  • The new manhole has been installed and the trench cut has been patched
  • Additional improvements have been identified for both sewer and drain systems in this area, possibly for next construction season

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
  • There will be no work on Monday, December 26th
  • I-91 southbound, no traffic impacts are anticipated this week
  • I-91 northbound, right lane closure at Exit 23 is scheduled this week for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., for crane and beam management
  • Route 5, no overnight closures this week; shoulder closures will remain in place; no lane closures are anticipated during the day; motorists should be aware of trucks entering/exiting the work area
  • Hockanum Road, a detour (pdf) will be in place this week, Tuesday - Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Questions about the project should be directed to MassDOT District 2, project #606552

South Main Street Sewer Rehabilitation & Lining

  • The City has contracted with Precision Trenchless LLC for in situ lining of the sewer main and service laterals on South Main Street from Beacon Street to Nonotuck Street
  • Brief interruptions to sewer service will occur during the process and notices will be handed out 24 hours in advance to inform residents of such interruptions
  • See the Notice to Residents (pdf) for more detailed project information
  • The Contractor will not be working this week
  • Work is anticipated to resume the week of January 9th
  • One-way, alternating traffic will be in place as needed; police/flagger details will assist with traffic control; motorists should expect delays and seek alternate routes

Projects to Resume Spring 2023

Information & Notification

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