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Posted on: March 24, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Construction for the Week of March 27th

Highway Division Updates

  • Last week, the Highway Division:
    • Repaired potholes on Acrebrook Drive, Arch Street, Elm Street, Linden Street, Reservoir Road, South Main Street & Winterberry Lane and at Jackson Street School, Northampton High School, RK Finn Ryan Road School & Smith Voc
    • Repaired, replaced or installed signs on Fairway Drive, Florence Road, Highland Avenue, Isabella Street, Lilly Street, Pleasant Street and Union Street
    • Graded Lawn Avenue and driveway & parking lot off Cooke Avenue (former Moose Lodge site)
    • Ordered salt and stockpiled salt deliveries
  • Annual ward street sweeping 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 traffic impacts are anticipated this week
  • I-91 northbound, right lane closure on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., this week
  • Route 5, lane shifts beneath the bridges for concrete deck placement are anticipated later in the week, weather permitting
  • Hockanum Road, no traffic impacts are anticipated this week
  • Questions about the project should be directed to MassDOT District 2, project #606552

Winter Street Reconstruction

  • The City has contracted with Caracas Construction Corporation for the full depth reconstruction of Winter Street, including water & sewer mains and service connections and sidewalks
  • The Contractor will be installing tree protection & environmental controls and will begin installing temporary water this week
  • Construction is scheduled to be complete by Fall 2023

Projects to Resume Spring 2023

Information & Notification

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