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Posted on: February 3, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Construction for the Week of February 6th

Highway Division Updates

  • Last week, the Highway Division:
    • Repaired potholes on Crescent Street, Depot Avenue, Hatfield Street, Hawley Street, High Street, Jewett Street, Keyes Street, Locust Street, North Elm Street, North Maple Street, Oak Street, Sylvester Road and Vernon Street
    • Patched sidewalks on Florence Road and Pearl Street
    • Repaired, replaced and/or installed signs on Bancroft Road, Crescent Street, Finn Street, Pleasant Street and Prospect Street
    • Graded Lawn Avenue
    • Installed new Gatekeepers shed at Locust Street Transfer Station
  • 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

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

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 Wednesday, February 8th and Thursday, February 9th, 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 as needed during the day from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Hockanum Road, no traffic impacts 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 in February
  • 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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