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Posted on: December 11, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Construction for the Week of December 14th


Highway Division Updates

  • Last week, the Highway Division:
    • Repaired potholes on Bright Street, Burncolt Road, Coles Meadow Road, Leeno Terrace and North Maple Street
    • Repaired a sidewalk on School Street
    • Repaired a curb on Fairway Drive
    • Cleaned a culvert and a ditch on Park Hill Road
    • Continued preparations for winter operations
  • 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.

Bridge Street Cemetery

  • The City has contracted with Hastie Fence Co. to replace fencing at Bridge Street Cemetery
  • The project includes:
    • Removing a 900 foot section of existing chain link fence that runs along Bridge Street and a portion of Parsons Street and replacing it with a more historically appropriate tubular steel fence
    • Replacing historic entrance gates on Bridge Street and Parsons Street
  • For more details on the project, please see the Press Release (pdf) from the Mayor's Office
  • Work is expected to be ongoing throughout the month of December

Rocky Hill Road (Route 66) Drainage Improvements

  • The City has contracted with Geeleher Enterprises, Inc. to make roadway drainage improvements on Rocky Hill Road in the vicinity of the Hampshire County Jail & House of Corrections
  • Drainage improvements are complete
  • Paving of the pavement cut and the driveway apron is complete

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
  • Palmer Paving has demobilized for the winter
  • Remaining work, including repairs to the shoulders treatments (loam and seed or gravel) and other minor work, will occur in Spring 2021
  • Northeast Sign will be installing two rectangular rapid flashing beacons on Bridge Road within the next couple of weeks

Forbes Library Drainage Improvements

  • The City has contracted with Jack Goncalves & Sons Inc. to make drainage improvements at Forbes Library
  • Drainage improvements are complete
  • Paving and curb replacement are complete
  • The rear half of the library parking lot remains closed

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
  • Baltazar has demobilized for the winter
  • Remaining work, including final paving and line striping, 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 the end of July 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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