Friday, August 26, 2016

Temporary road closure of Round Hill Rd extended to September 9, 2016


The Department of Public Works in conjunction with the Building Commissioner will be extending the closure of Round Hill Road to thru traffic from Elm Street to Bancroft Road starting Wednesday August 24th, 2016 until Friday September 9th, 2016.

This extension is required in order to continue to safely remove fire debris from the damaged building at 49 Round Hill Road and secure the remains of the structure. The road will remain closed to thru traffic until this phase of the operations is complete and normal construction resumes. The close proximity of the work zone to the road edge is too narrow for passing vehicles while excavators load large dump trucks and dumpsters in the roadway.

This section of roadway will be accessible for local residents only, and the contractors who are involved in the debris removal operation.  Motorists and pedestrians are advised to be extremely cautious when approaching this work zone.

This message will be updated as needed during this operation.
Thank You.

Construction Update - Week of August 29th

For the week of August 29th, weather permitting, the following work is scheduled:

Bridge  and Locust Streets - Roadway Improvements
  • Monday-Tuesday: Palmer Paving will be PAVING Bridge Street between Pomeroy Terrace and Hawley and Market Streets and Locust Street between South Main Street and Berkshire Terrace. Please seek alternate routes or EXPECT DELAYS at these locations.
Park Street - Roadway Improvements
  • Monday-Friday: Palmer Paving will be adjusting structures, building handicap ramps and preparing driveways and curbing.
King Sreet, Elm Street and Kensington Avenue
  • Thursday-Friday: Palmer Paving will be adjusting structures in areas of limited trench repair on: King Street at #114 and near Trumbull Rd, Elm Street south of Bedford Terrace and at Nutting Ave, and at 67 Kensington Avenue.      
Conz and Pleasant Streets - Roundabout Construction
  • Gomes Construction of Ludlow is the general contractor for the roundabout construction under a contract with MassDOT.
  • Gomes will be continuing with utility installation and roundabout construction.
  • Through traffic will be maintained at all times, except as noted above. Lane closures for one-way traffic are restricted to between 9 am and 4 pm. Please seek alternate routes or EXPECT DELAYS at this location.
Baker Hill Road
  •  Pavement restoration in the area of the new sewer will occur the week of August 29th.
Elm Street and College Lane
  • Scapes Construction is the general contractor for Smith College working on relocating utilities at Elm Street for the construction of new entry gates  and drainage and roadway improvements on College Lane. 
If possible, motorists should seek alternate routes or EXPECT DELAYS, especially on Bridge Street, Locust Street and the intersection of Pleasant and Conz Streets. Please obey directions from police officers and be considerate of the work area and other motorists.

Contact the DPW at 587-1570 if you need more information.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Construction Update - Week of August 22nd - REVISED 8/22

For the week of August 22nd, weather permitting, the following work is scheduled:

Bridge  and Locust Streets - Roadway Improvements
  • Monday: Palmer Paving will be milling Bridge Street between Pomeroy Terrace and Hawley and Market Streets and Locust Street between South Main Street and Berkshire Terrace.
  • Tuesday:  Palmer Paving will be milling Park Street.
  • Wednesday - Friday:  Palmer Paving will be adjusting structures on Bridge, Locust and Park Streets.
  • Friday: Palmer Paving will be PAVING Bridge Street.     
Conz and Pleasant Streets - Roundabout Construction
  • Gomes Construction of Ludlow is the general contractor for the roundabout construction under a contract with MassDOT.
  • Gomes will be continuing with utility installation and roundabout construction.
  • Through traffic will be maintained at all times, except as noted above. Lane closures for one-way traffic are restricted to between 9 am and 4 pm. Please seek alternate routes or EXPECT DELAYS at this location.
Damon/Bridge/King/N King Intersection
  • Palmer Paving will be making minor improvements to this intersection under a contract with MassDOT.
  • Work includes re-aligning some islands, some minor widening and signal upgrades to improve the intersection.
  • Work will be conducted at night from 7:00 pm to 5:30 am and take about 1 week to complete.
Bates Street
  • Geeleher Construction will be installing a sewer extension from Crosby Street to Bates Street beginning mid-week. 
Baker Hill Road
  •  Pavement restoration in the area of the new sewer is anticipated to occur the week of August 29th.
Elm Street and College Lane
  • Scapes Construction is the general contractor for Smith College working on relocating utilities at Elm Street for the construction of new entry gates  and drainage and roadway improvements on College Lane. 
If possible, motorists should seek alternate routes or EXPECT DELAYS, especially on Bridge Street, Locust Street and the intersection of Pleasant and Conz Streets. Please obey directions from police officers and be considerate of the work area and other motorists.

Contact the DPW at 587-1570 if you need more information.

Friday, August 12, 2016

Florence Road Speed Tables

The Department of Public Works will be installing 2 permanent speed tables on Florence Road. Traffic counters were used to gather data before and during the temporary installation this summer and the analysis is now complete. The data showed that the temporary measures provided favorable results to slowing traffic and warrant permanent installation. A map with locations of the installation can be viewed by clicking this link.

Construction is expected to be completed by mid-September. The road will need to be closed for approximately 6-8 hours to construct the speed tables and local detours will be in place.

Construction Update - Week of August 15th - REVISED 8/16

For the week of August 15th, weather permitting, the following work is scheduled:

Bridge  and Locust Streets - Roadway Improvements - POSTPONED UNTIL WEEK OF 8/22
  • Monday-Tuesday: Palmer Paving will be milling Bridge Street between Pomeroy Terrace and Hawley and Market Streets and Locust Street between South Main Street and Berkshire Terrace.
  • Tuesday-Thursday:  Palmer Paving will be adjusting structures on Bridge and Locust Streets.
  • Friday: Palmer Paving will be PAVING Bridge Street.     
Conz and Pleasant Streets - Roundabout Construction
  • Gomes Construction of Ludlow is the general contractor for the roundabout construction under a contract with MassDOT.
  • Gomes will be continuing with utility installation and roundabout construction.
  • NIGHT WORK for water line tie ins is scheduled for SATURDAY, 8/20/16 starting at 6 PM.
  • THE ROAD WILL BE CLOSED AND A DETOUR WILL BE IN PLACE FROM 8 PM SATURDAY to 8 AM SUNDAY. 
  • Through traffic will be maintained at all times, except as noted above. Lane closures for one-way traffic are restricted to between 9 am and 3 pm.
Damon/Bridge/King/N King Intersection
  • Palmer Paving will be making minor improvements to this intersection under a contract with MassDOT.
  • Work includes re-aligning some islands, some minor widening and signal upgrades to improve the intersection.
  • Work will be conducted at night from 7:00 pm to 5:30 am and take about 2 weeks to complete.
Day Avenue
  • RH White, who has completed the gas line replacement for Columbia Gas, will be replacing the bituminous sidewalk, repairing driveway aprons and restoring disturbed areas of loam and seed.  
Bates Street
  • Geeleher Construction will be installing a sewer extension from Crosby Street to Bates Street beginning mid-week. 
Baker Hill Road
  • Geeleher Construction will complete sewer line testing between #36 and #64. Pavement restoration will occur within the next few weeks.
Elm Street and College Lane
  • Scapes Construction is the general contractor for Smith College working on relocating utilities at Elm Street for the construction of new entry gates  and drainage and roadway improvements on College Lane. 
If possible, motorists should seek alternate routes or EXPECT DELAYS, especially on Bridge Street, Locust Street and the intersection of Pleasant and Conz Streets. Please obey directions from police officers and be considerate of the work area and other motorists.

Contact the DPW at 587-1570 if you need more information.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Temporary Road Closure for Round Hill Road August 9, 2016 to August 23, 2016




The Department of Public Works in conjunction with the Building Commissioner will be closing Round Hill Road to thru traffic from Elm Street to Bancroft Road starting today, Tuesday August 9th, 2016 until August 23, 2016. 

This road closure is required to in order to safely remove fire debris from the damaged building at 49 Round Hill Road. The road will remain closed until fire debris removal operations are complete and normal construction resumes. The close proximity of the work zone to the road edge is too narrow for passing vehicles while excavators load large dump trucks and dumpsters in the roadway.

This section of roadway will be accessible for local residents only, and the contractors who are involved in the debris removal/restoration operation.  Motorists and pedestrians are advised to be extremely cautious when approaching this work zone.

This message will be updated as needed during this operation.

Thank You.

Friday, August 5, 2016

Construction Update - Week of August 8th

For the week of August 8th, weather permitting, the following work is scheduled:

Conz and Pleasant Streets - Roundabout Construction
  • Gomes Construction of Ludlow is the general contractor for the roundabout construction under a contract with MassDOT.
  • Gomes will be continuing with utility installation and roundabout construction.
  • Through traffic will be maintained at all times. Lane closures for one-way traffic are restricted to between 9 am and 3 pm.
  • If possible, motorists should seek alternate routes or EXPECT DELAYS. Please obey directions from police officers and be considerate of the work area and other motorists. 
Damon/Bridge/King/N King Intersection
  • Palmer Paving will be making minor improvements to this intersection under a contract with MassDOT.
  • Work includes re-aligning some islands, some minor widening and signal upgrades to improve the intersection.
  • Work will be conducted at night from 7:00 pm to 5:30 am and take about 3 weeks to complete.
Baker Hill Road
  • Geeleher Construction has completed the installation of approximately 400 linear feet of sewer line and associated manholes and services between #36 and #64. Pavement restoration will occur soon.
Elm Street and College Lane
  • Scapes Construction is the general contractor for Smith College working on relocating utilities at Elm Street for the construction of new entry gates  and drainage and roadway improvements on College Lane.
City Street Resurfacing
  • Palmer Paving was awarded the contract for resurfacing various city streets.
  • The work is anticipated to begin in mid-August and includes resurfacing of Park Street and sections of Locust Street, Bridge Street, Park Hill Road and Burts Pit Road. 
Contact the DPW at 587-1570 if you need more information

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Temporary Closure of Northampton Bikeway - August 4th & 5th

Thursday, August 4th and Friday, August 5th, 2016, the Dept. of Public Works will be working on the King St. Brook and the sedimentation basin located at the end of the Northampton Bikeway by Stoddard and State Streets at the rear of Stop and Shop.

Bikeway users should take notice that the Bikeway will be closed to all bike and pedestrian traffic between Adare Place and Stoddard Street during the days of construction between the hours of 7:00 am to 3:30pm. The Bikeway will be open at all other times.

Pedestrians and bicyclists will be required to detour around the construction using Adare Place, Prospect Street and Stoddard Street.

Please be advised that there will be heavy equipment traveling up and down the Bikeway at the closure location. For their own safety, all users of the Bikeway will be turned back at the closure locations.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this construction process. The blog will be updated as needed during this project.

Friday, July 29, 2016

Construction Update - Week of August 1st

For the week of August 1st, weather permitting, the following work is scheduled:

Conz and Pleasant Streets - Roundabout Construction
  • Gomes Construction of Ludlow is the general contractor for the roundabout construction under a contract with MassDOT.
  • Gomes will be continuing with utility installation and roundabout construction.
  • Through traffic will be maintained at all times. Lane closures for one-way traffic are restricted to between 9 am and 3 pm.
  • If possible, motorists should seek alternate routes or EXPECT DELAYS. Please obey directions from police officers and be considerate of the work area and other motorists. 
Damon/Bridge/King/N King Intersection
  • Palmer Paving will be making minor improvements to this intersection under a contract with MassDOT.
  • Work includes re-aligning some islands, some minor widening and signal upgrades to improve the intersection.
  • Work is scheduled to begin this week, be conducted at night from 7:00 pm to 5:30 am and take about 4 weeks to complete.
Baker Hill Road
  • Geeleher Construction will continue installing approximately 400 linear feet of sewer line and associated manholes and services between #36 and #64.
Elm Street and College Lane
  • Scapes Construction is the general contractor for Smith College working on relocating utilities at Elm Street for the construction of new entry gates  and drainage and roadway improvements on College Lane.
Contact the DPW at 587-1570 if you need more information

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Crescent Street - Partial Closure - Thursday, July 28th

The Department of Public Works will be closing Crescent Street from Round Hill Road to Henshaw Avenue to thru traffic on Thursday, July 28th, 2016, between the hours of 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Dept. of Public Works will be completing an emergency removal of a large tree in front of #76 Crescent Street that overhangs the travel lane. This section of roadway will be accessible for local traffic only, motorists are advised to be cautious when traveling near this work zone.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Crescent Street - Partial Closure - Wednesday, July 27th

The Department of Public Works will be closing Crescent Street from Round Hill Road to Henshaw Avenue to thru traffic on Wednesday July 27th, 2016, between the hours of 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Dept. of Public Works will be completing an emergency removal of a large tree in front of #76 Crescent Street that overhangs the travel lane. This section of roadway will be accessible for local traffic only, motorists are advised to be cautious when traveling near this work zone.

This tree removal may last go past 3:00 pm, we will send an update by 2:00 pm if the road is to remain closed past the specified time.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Crescent Street - Partial Closure - July 25th

The Department of Public Works will be closing Crescent Street from Round Hill Road to Henshaw Avenue to thru traffic on Monday July 25th, 2016, between the hours of 8:30am to 3:00pm.

Dept. of Public Works will be completing an emergency removal of a large tree in front of #76 Crescent Street that overhangs the travel lane. This section of roadway will be accessible for local traffic only, motorists are advised to be cautious when traveling near this work zone.

This tree removal may last go past 3:00pm, we will send an update by 2:00pm if the road is to remain closed past the specified time.