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Posted on: October 30, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Construction for the Week of November 2nd


Highway Division Updates

  • Last week, the Highway Division:
    • Patched road cuts on Sandy Hill Road and Brookwood Drive
    • Repaired a sidewalk on West Street
    • Performed upgrades at the Transfer Station
    • Prepared vehicles for snow operations
  • Street sweeping continues 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.

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 in early November
  • 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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