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Posted on: October 23, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Construction for the Week of October 26th


Highway Division Updates

  • Last week, the Highway Division:
    • Patched potholes on North Elm Street, Perkins Avenue, Prospect Street, State Street, Sterling Road and Terrace Lane
    • Performed maintenance work at the Transfer Station
    • Prepared vehicles for snow operations
  • Street sweeping has begun in Ward 2
  • 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
  • Work on the new sewer main was completed in late July
  • Repaving was completed in September; 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
  • Driveway aprons, structure raising, and granite & asphalt curbing will be installed this week; Officers will be on-site to direct traffic, but expect longer than usual delays on North Farms Road and seek alternate routes if possible

Pavement Crack Sealing

  • The City has contracted with Indus Inc. for crack sealing various streets throughout the City
  • Work will be completed this fall

Pavement Markings

  • The City has contracted with Markings, Inc. to repaint pavement markings across the City
  • The project includes painting double yellow centerlines, white lines, speed hump markings, railroad markings, lane arrows and crosswalks
  • Work will be completed this fall
  • Work will be restricted to overnight hours

Edwards Square Bike Ramp

  • The City has contracted with Davenport Trucking to install a paved access ramp from Edwards Square (off North Street) to the bike path
  • Work will continue this week and be complete by the end of the October
  • Questions about the project should be directed to Wayne Feiden in the Office of Planning & 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
  • Temporary line striping defining the completed roundabout layout is in place
  • Slight lane shifts will be required for sidewalk, island work and sign placement
  • Final paving and line striping of the roundabout will occur in Spring 2021
  • Questions about the project should be directed to MassDOT District 2

Damon Road Reconstruction

  • MassDOT has contracted with Gagliarducci Construction, Inc. to reconstruct Damon Road from the bike path to just beyond the intersection with King Street, North King Street and Bridge Road
  • The project will provide intersection and traffic signal improvements, extended sidewalks, a shared use path and other safety improvements
  • The project is scheduled to be completed by June 2023
  • Utility relocation, drainage improvements and water & sewer replacement will occur prior to full depth roadway reconstruction
  • Environmental controls, building demolition, utility relocation and drainage work this fall will all take place off-road
  • 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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