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Posted on: September 25, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Construction for the Week of September 28th


Highway Division Updates

  • Last week, the Highway Division:
    • Performed maintenance work on manhole and catch basin structures throughout the city
    • Applied pavement sealing and overlays to Bliss Street, East Center Street, Front Street, Leonard Street, Prospect Heights, Scanlon Drive, Warner Street and Willow Street
    • Repaired a curb on Carlon Drive
    • Supported the City's efforts on behalf of downtown businesses
  • Street sweeping in Ward 2 will begin soon
  • 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 four 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 was completed on Friday, September 18th; final clean-up will occur in October

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
  • The Contractor will be preparing for pavement reclamation by lowering structures and finishing various drainage installations

Pine Street Bridge Repairs

  • The City has contracted with Kodiak Corporation for the project which will include structural repairs to the west end of the bridge
  • Most of the work will be below the bridge deck; some traffic delays may occur
  • The project is scheduled to be completed by the end of October
  • Work will continue this week on cleaning and painting

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
  • Temporary line striping defining the completed roundabout layout is in place
  • Slight lane shifts will be required for curb and sidewalk placement and structure adjustments
  • Final paving of the roundabout will occur in Spring 2021
  • Questions about the project should be directed to MassDOT District 2

North Main Street, Route 9, VAMC Water Service

  • VAMC has contracted for extensive work on its campus infrastructure, including replacing a service connection to the City’s water main
  • Work is anticipated to begin this week and will take several weeks to complete
  • Steel plates will be used to cover the trench after work hours
  • Two-way traffic will be maintained, but motorists should anticipate delays
  • Questions about the water connection project should be directed to VAMC


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


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