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Posted on: August 21, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Construction for the Week of August 24th

Highway Division Updates

  • Last week, the Highway Division:
    • Repaired potholes on Belmont Avenue, Florence Road, Forbes Avenue, Landy Avenue, Lilly Street, Lincoln Street, Parsons Street, Texas Road and Union Street
    • Swept downtown Northampton and the Pleasant Street roundabout
    • Supported the City’s economic development efforts in downtown Northampton
  • 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
  • Work on the new sewer main was completed in late July
  • Repaving is anticipated to occur in late August or early September; more information will be available in the following weeks

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
  • Roadway drainage work (replacing select catch basins) will continue this week in various locations on North Farms Road and North Maple Street; one travel lane will be open at all times; officers will be onsite to direct traffic

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 scheduled to begin in mid-September and be complete by the end of October
  • Some traffic delays may occur during the project
  • More information on this project will be available once construction starts

Nonotuck Street Sewer Repair

  • The City has contracted with Geeleher Enterprises, Inc. for the reconstruction of a failing sewer lateral at 108 Nonotuck Street
  • The work will require a trench cut across Nonotuck Street
  • The work is scheduled for Wednesday, August 26th and Thursday, August 27th, 7:00AM - 5:00 PM
  • Nonotuck Street, between Maple Street and Elm Street, will be CLOSED to through traffic during construction hours
  • A DETOUR (pdf) will be in place, via Maple, Pine, Beacon and South Main Streets, and officers will be onsite to assist with traffic control

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
  • Final installation of signs, pavement markings and seeding will occur within the next few weeks
  • Funded by a Community Development Block Grant
  • Questions about the project should be directed to Wayne Feiden in the Office of Planning and Sustainability

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 defining the roundabout geometry, paving and sidewalk construction
  • Motorists should expect partial lane closures and changing traffic patterns as the project progresses
  • The next phase of paving operations is anticipated to begin on approximately August 25th with temporary line striping installed the week of August 31st
  • 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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