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Posted on: January 8, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Construction for the Week of January 11th


Highway Division Updates

  • Last week, the Highway Division:
    • Repaired potholes on Bridge Street, Florence Road, Florence Street, Forbes Avenue, Hillside Road, Jewett Street, Juniper Street, King Street, Pine Brook Curve, Randolph Place and Trumbull Road
    • Patched a curb cut on North Farms Road
    • Graded Old Springfield Road and Pine Valley Road
    • Replaced “STOP” signs on Finn Street, Henry Street, North Street, Pleasant Street and Walnut Street
    • Replaced “DEAD END” sign on Stonewall Drive
  • 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.

Rocky Hill Road (Route 66) Drainage Improvements

  • The City has contracted with Savy & Sons to rehabilitate two drain manholes on Rocky Hill Road in the vicinity of the Hampshire County Jail & House of Corrections
  • Work is scheduled for Friday, January 15th, 7:00am - 3:00pm
  • Officers will be on-site to direct traffic, but expect minor delays and seek alternate routes if possible

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 through the winter months

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
  • Repairs to the shoulders treatments (loam and seed or gravel) and other minor work will be completed in Spring 2021

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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