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Posted on: July 17, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Construction for the Week of July 20th

Highway Division Updates

  • Last week, the Highway Division box paved and filled potholes on Burts Pit Road, Corticelli Street, Hatfield Street, and Trinity Row
  • Street sweeping continues in Ward 3
  • 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.

Bratton Court Sewer Reconstruction

  • The City has contracted with Geeleher Enterprises, Inc. for the reconstruction of approximately 300 linear feet of new sewer main, installation of two new sewer manholes and the reconnection of sewer services along Bratton Court in Florence
  • This project is part of the City’s continuing effort to improve and update municipal infrastructure
  • A Public Works representative will be on-site frequently during construction to monitor progress and quality of work and to field questions and concerns
  • The project began in June with the installation of a new sewer manhole and connecting pipeline in Main Street (Florence)
  • Work will resume this week with the installation of a new sewer main in Bratton Court
  • Bratton Court will be closed to vehicles during work hours, 7:00 am to 4:00 pm

North Farms Road & North Maple Street Paving Project

  • The City has contracted with Palmer Paving Corp for pavement reclamation on North Farms Road, from the Williamsburg Town line to the intersection with North Maple & Mountain Streets, and North Maple Street, from Mountain Street to Bridge Road
  • The project will also include the following features:
    • Roadway drainage improvements on North Farms Road in the vicinity of Country Way
    • Repaving the walking path into the Fitzgerald Lake Conservation Area
    • Extending the North Maple Street sidewalk to provide continuous sidewalk from Bridge Road to Mountain Street
    • Radar speed signs at strategic locations on North Farms Road
    • A new crosswalk on Bridge Road connecting the Mountain Street sidewalk to the sidewalk along the south side of Bridge Road; this includes the installation of two rectangular rapid flashing beacons that will alert vehicles traveling on Bridge Road that pedestrians are crossing
  • Work will continue this week with the contractor preparing a staging area for their operations, installing construction signs, and marking out the roadway for the proposed work
  • Trees have been flagged along the roadway for protection during construction
  • Tree crews from Public Works will be trimming trees along the roadway in the next few weeks
  • A 3-sided box culvert will be installed along the Fitzgerald Lake path, with work estimated to begin in 2 weeks; the North Farms Road parking lot and entrance will be inaccessible during construction

Shared Use & Sidewalk Ramps Project

  • The project includes installing ADA compliant sidewalk ramps at the following locations:
    • The bike path at Chestnut Street and Keyes Street crossings
    • Center Street at Masonic and State Streets
    • Elm Street near Woodlawn Avenue
    • South Main Street at Pine Street
  • Crosswalks at all locations will be re-striped with sign installation and project cleanup anticipated the following week
  • The project is anticipated to be completed the week of July 27th
  • Funded by a Community Development Block Grant
  • Questions about the project should be directed to Wayne Feiden in the Office of Planning and Sustainability

Pine Street Bridge Repairs

  • The project will include structural repairs to the west end of the bridge; most of the work is below the bridge deck
  • The project has been awarded to Kodiak Corporation and is anticipated to be under construction this summer
  • Some traffic delays may occur during the project
  • More information on this project will be available in following weeks

Bridge Street, Damon Road, Interstate 91 - Exit 19

  • MassDOT has contracted with Baltazar Contractors, Inc. to construct a roundabout and associated improvements to the Interstate 91 - Exit 19 interchange at the base of the Coolidge Bridge
  • The project is scheduled to be completed by June 2021
  • Upcoming work includes ramp reconstruction, defining the roundabout geometry and initial paving; motorists should expect partial lane closures and changing traffic patterns as the project progresses
  • Paving operations began last week
  • To facilitate construction and paving, a limited DETOUR will be in place starting Monday July 20th and remain in place 24/7 for approximately two weeks
    • There will be no traffic signals, and vehicles will utilize a temporary, interim roundabout configuration
    • Traffic accessing Damon Road from Bridge Street and Exit 19 will be detoured over the bridge to Old Bay Road, Bay Road and then Route 9 back over the bridge
    • A map and details of traffic flow can be found here: Damon Road Detour July 2020 (pdf)
  • Questions about the project should be directed to MassDOT District 2

An overview of all current Public Works projects can be found by going to Current Projects.

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