Highway Division Updates
- Last week, the Highway Division:
- Repaired potholes on Coles Meadow Road, Industrial Drive, Lasell Avenue and South Street
- Repaired, replaced and/or installed signs on King Street
- Responded to snow event
- Yearly ward street 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
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
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
- I-91 southbound, no lane closures required this week
- I-91 northbound, right lane closure scheduled for Tuesday, January 24th and Wednesday, January 25th, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
- Route 5,
- No overnight closures are scheduled this week
- Shoulder closures will remain in place; no lane closures are anticipated but traffic lane shifts will occur during the day from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
- Hockanum Road, one lane for traffic will be maintained, no detours are anticipated this week
- 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
- Work is anticipated to resume this week
- 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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