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Posted on: February 10, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Construction for the Week of February 13th

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Highway Division Updates

  • Last week, the Highway Division:
    • Repaired potholes on Alamo Court, Avis Circle, Bardwell Street, Burncolt Road, Burts Pit Road, Burts Pit Road Extension, Damon Road, Elizabeth Street, Garfield Street, Henshaw Avenue, High Meadow Road, High Street, Holyoke Street, Juniper Street, Leeno Terrace, Lincoln Avenue, Market Street, North Loudville Road, Northern Avenue, Parsons Street, Pleasant Street , Ryan Road, Sheffield Lane, South Street, Stilson Avenue, Straw Avenue, Washington Avenue, Whittier Street, Williams Street & Woodbine Avenue and at City Hall
    • Patched driveway aprons at Bridge Street School, JFK Middle School, RK Finn Ryan Road School and Survival Center
    • Patched a trench cut on Ward Avenue
    • Repaired, replaced and/or installed signs on Cooke Avenue, High Street, Kingsley Avenue, Main Street (Leeds) and Village Hill Road
  • 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 Monday, February 13th and Thursday, February 16th, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Route 5, shoulder closures will remain in place; no lane closures or traffic lane shifts are anticipated this week
  • 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 the week of February 27th and to last for 3-4 days
  • 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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