Friday, May 26, 2017

For the week of May 29, 2017 Weather Permitting, the following work is scheduled:

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

Pleasant Street Improvements Project
  • The City has contracted with JBL Construction Company of Springfield, MA to implement roadway, bicycle and pedestrian improvements on Pleasant Street from Hampton Avenue to Hockanum Road.
  • JBL will be doing drainage and curbing, on Pleasant Street, and finish pouring sidewalk at the intersection of Holyoke/Pleasant Street.  JBL will not be working Monday, May 29 for the Memorial Day holiday. 
Pleasant and Williams Street and Hockanum Road Gas Work
  • Columbia Gas is replacing gas main and services along these routes. Work will continue through the spring and summer.
Day Avenue
  • Caracas Construction expects to continue construction of the new drain on Day Ave. This work will continue from approximately house #30/32 and proceed towards Bridge St. Day Ave will be CLOSED in the vicinity of construction. There will be no through traffic. Access for residents will be maintained.
  • The reconstruction of Day Avenue work includes replacing water, sewer and drain lines, reclaiming the roadway and replacing the sidewalk.    
Audubon Road
  •  Borges Construction expects to begin construction on Audubon Road this week by installing construction signs and sediment controls and plans to begin drainage work the following week. 
  • The work on this road includes replacing water and drain lines and a box culvert followed by reclaiming and repaving of the roadway from the center of Leeds to near house #200. One way traffic will generally be maintained but motorists should seek alternate routes once construction begins. The roadway will be CLOSED to through traffic during culvert replacement and as needed for water main installation. Access for residents will be maintained."
Pulaski Park Phase 1
  • Mountain View Landscapes has regraded and replaced sod at the rear of the park, and the area is fenced off. Please respect the fence and stay off the restored area.
Pulaski Park Phase 2
  • Mass-West Construction will continue construction on Phase 2 of Pulaski Park, the Overlook at the rear of the park that will connect it to the Roundhouse Parking lot. The project is anticipated to be completed in the late spring of 2017.
  • The construction area is fenced, and parking spaces in the lot will be reduced for the duration of the project.
  • There is no pedestrian access from the parking lot up the stairs near South Street. Pedestrian access from the parking lot to Main Street is via Crafts Avenue or the stairs behind City Hall.
  • Construction vehicles will be accessing the site through the parking lot. Motorists and pedestrians are advised to be aware of construction activity and use caution when parking and walking in the lot. 
Contact the DPW at 587-1570 or dpwinfo@northamptonma.gov if you need more information

Friday, May 19, 2017

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

Pleasant Street Improvements Project
  • The City has contracted with JBL Construction Company of Springfield, MA to implement roadway, bicycle and pedestrian improvements on Pleasant Street from Hampton Avenue to Hockanum Road
  • JBL will continue working on the curbing and drainage between Hockanum Road and Holyoke Street.
Pleasant and Williams Street and Hockanum Road Gas Work
  • Columbia Gas is replacing gas main and services along these routes. Work will continue through the spring and summer.
Day Avenue
  • Caracas Construction expects to begin construction of the new drain on Day Avenue this week.  This work will begin in the vicinity of #50 and #51 Day Avenue and will proceed towards Bridge Street.  Day Ave will be CLOSED in the vicinity of construction.  There will be no through traffic.  Access for residents will be maintained
  • The reconstruction of Day Avenue work includes replacing water, sewer and drain lines, reclaiming the roadway and replacing the sidewalk.   
River Road Retaining Wall - To be opened today, May 24, 2017 at noon.
  •  ET&L Corporation has replaced the River Road retaining wall. Beginning October 31st the road will be CLOSED from just north of the driveway entry to Highview to the the bridge near the Williamsburg Town line and a DETOUR will be in place. The project is scheduled to be completed in late May 2017. The roadway will reopen by noon May 24, 2017.
Pulaski Park Phase 1
  • Mountain View Landscapes has regraded and replaced sod at the rear of the park, and the area is fenced off. Please respect the fence and stay off the restored area.
Pulaski Park Phase 2
  • Mass-West Construction will continue construction on Phase 2 of Pulaski Park, the Overlook at the rear of the park that will connect it to the Roundhouse Parking lot. The project is anticipated to be completed in the late spring of 2017.
  • The construction area is fenced, and parking spaces in the lot will be reduced for the duration of the project.
  • There is no pedestrian access from the parking lot up the stairs near South Street. Pedestrian access from the parking lot to Main Street is via Crafts Avenue or the stairs behind City Hall.
  • Construction vehicles will be accessing the site through the parking lot. Motorists and pedestrians are advised to be aware of construction activity and use caution when parking and walking in the lot. 
Contact the DPW at 587-1570 or dpwinfo@northamptonma.gov if you need more information

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Temporary Road Closure on Washington Avenue


Washington Avenue between Elm Street and Dryad's Green will be temporarily closed to thru traffic on Wednesday May 17th, 2017.

The temporary road closure on Washington Avenue will be from 7:30am until 3:00pm to complete emergency repairs to a sanitary sewer service.

The road will reopen open after the work is complete, and motorists are advised to seek alternate routes if possible.

Motorists are advised to approach this work zone with caution, and be prepared for traffic delays.

This message will be updated as needed, thank you for your cooperation. .

Monday, May 15, 2017

Temporary Road Closure on Scanlon Avenue

Scanlon Avenue between Bliss Street and Florence Road will be temporarily closed to thru traffic on May 16th, 2017.

The temporary road closure on Scanlon Avenue will be from 8:30am until 3:00pm to complete tree work on both sides of the road.

The road will reopen open after the work is complete, and motorists are advised to seek alternate routes if possible.

Motorists are advised to approach this work zone with caution, and be prepared for traffic delays.

This message will be updated as needed, thank you for your cooperation.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Construction updates week of May 15



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

Bridge Street at Hawley Street
 
  • Bartlett Consolidated will be replacing the signal mast arm at this intersection.  One way traffic will be maintained but motorists should expect delays on Wednesday, May 17, 2017.

Pleasant Street Improvements Project
  • The City has contracted with JBL Construction Company of Springfield, MA to implement roadway, bicycle and pedestrian improvements on Pleasant Street from Hampton Avenue to Hockanum Road
  • JBL will continue installing curbing and drainage between Hockanum Road and Holyoke Street.
Pleasant and Williams Street and Hockanum Road Gas Work
  • Columbia Gas is replacing gas main and services along these routes. Work will continue through the spring and summer.
Day Avenue
  • Caracas Construction will continue preparations for the temporary water system.  Beginning Mid-week, the week of May 8th, they are planning to begin construction of the drain.  This will require Day Avenue to CLOSED in the vicinity of #50 and #51 Day Avenue.  There will be no traffic.  Access for residents will be maintained. 
  • The reconstruction of Day Avenue work includes replacing water, sewer and drain lines, reclaiming the roadway and replacing the sidewalk.   
River Road Retaining Wall
  •  ET&L Corporation is replacing the River Road retaining wall. Beginning October 31st the road will be CLOSED from just north of the driveway entry to Highview to the the bridge near the Williamsburg Town line and a DETOUR will be in place. The project is scheduled to be completed in late May 2017, and the roadway will reopen by June 1st.
Pulaski Park Phase 1
  • Mountain View Landscapes has regraded and replaced sod at the rear of the park, and the area is fenced off. Please respect the fence and stay off the restored area.
Pulaski Park Phase 2
  • Mass-West Construction will continue construction on Phase 2 of Pulaski Park, the Overlook at the rear of the park that will connect it to the Roundhouse Parking lot. The project is anticipated to be completed in the late spring of 2017.
  • The construction area is fenced, and parking spaces in the lot will be reduced for the duration of the project.
  • There is no pedestrian access from the parking lot up the stairs near South Street. Pedestrian access from the parking lot to Main Street is via Crafts Avenue or the stairs behind City Hall.
  • Construction vehicles will be accessing the site through the parking lot. Motorists and pedestrians are advised to be aware of construction activity and use caution when parking and walking in the lot. 
Contact the DPW at 587-1570 or dpwinfo@northamptonma.gov if you need more information.

Friday, May 5, 2017

Construction Update - Week of May 8th

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

Pleasant Street Improvements Project
  • The City has contracted with JBL Construction Company of Springfield, MA to implement roadway, bicycle and pedestrian improvements on Pleasant Street from Hampton Avenue to Hockanum Road
  • JBL will be installing curbing and drainage between Hockanum Road and Holyoke Street.
Pleasant and Williams Street and Hockanum Road Gas Work
  • Columbia Gas is replacing gas main and services along these routes. Work will continue through the spring and summer.
Day Avenue
  • Caracas Construction will begin the reconstruction of Day Avenue. Work includes replacing water, sewer and drain lines, reclaiming the roadway and replacing the sidewalk. Beginning the week of May 8th, Day Avenue will be CLOSED to through traffic. Access for residents will be maintained.  
River Road Retaining Wall
  •  ET&L Corporation is replacing the River Road retaining wall. Beginning October 31st the road will be CLOSED from just north of the driveway entry to Highview to the the bridge near the Williamsburg Town line and a DETOUR will be in place. The project is scheduled to be completed in late May 2017, and the roadway will reopen by June 1st.
Pulaski Park Phase 1
  • Mountain View Landscapes has regraded and replaced sod at the rear of the park, and the area is fenced off. Please respect the fence and stay off the restored area.
Pulaski Park Phase 2
  • Mass-West Construction will continue construction on Phase 2 of Pulaski Park, the Overlook at the rear of the park that will connect it to the Roundhouse Parking lot. The project is anticipated to be completed in the late spring of 2017.
  • The construction area is fenced, and parking spaces in the lot will be reduced for the duration of the project.
  • There is no pedestrian access from the parking lot up the stairs near South Street. Pedestrian access from the parking lot to Main Street is via Crafts Avenue or the stairs behind City Hall.
  • Construction vehicles will be accessing the site through the parking lot. Motorists and pedestrians are advised to be aware of construction activity and use caution when parking and walking in the lot. 
Contact the DPW at 587-1570 or dpwinfo@northamptonma.gov if you need more information.

Monday, May 1, 2017

CITY IMPLEMENTS A WATER USE RESTRICTION



Effective immediately, the City of Northampton Department of Public Works (DPW) is implementing a water use restriction for users of the Northampton Public Water Supply. The City’s water supply system is regulated by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).  DEP requires that water restrictions be implemented when stream-flow in the Mill River drops below a certain quantity of flow (26.3 cubic feet per second) for a consecutive 3-day period OR when the Massachusetts Drought Task Force declares drought conditions at a drought advisory level or higher. At this time, the Massachusetts Drought Task Force has declared a drought advisory level for the Connecticut River Valley region. This declaration requires that water restrictions be implemented limiting non-essential water use to ensure a sustainable water supply and to protect stream flow for aquatic life. 

An immediate ban on nonessential outdoor water use is required.  The water uses banned include:
  • Irrigation of lawns and watering of gardens, flowers, and ornamental plants by means of sprinklers or other automatic means;
o   Irrigation by means of a handheld hose is permissible, but only before 9AM and after 5PM.
  • Washing of vehicles, other than by commercial car wash;
  • Washing of exterior building surfaces, parking lots, driveways or sidewalks;
o   Except as needed to apply paint, preservatives, stucco, pavement or cement.

The Drought Task Force will meet on Tuesday, May 9, 2017, to reevaluate the drought conditions in Massachusetts. The water restriction can be lifted when the stream flow rises for 7 consecutive days OR when the DEP Drought Task Force declares the Connecticut River Valley region’s drought status at a normal level.  The City will notify the public when and/or if the water restriction is lifted. Please visit the DPW website at www.northamptonma.gov/dpw for water conservation tips.

Any person found violating these water restrictions is subject to the fines established in Chapter 325 and Chapter 40 of the City Ordinances.  These fines are $100 for the first violation and $200 for the second and subsequent violations.  

DONNA LASCALEIA
DIRECTOR

Friday, April 28, 2017

Construction Update - Weeks of May 1st

For the weeks of May 1st, weather permitting, the following work is scheduled:

Pleasant Street Improvements Project
  • The City has contracted with JBL Construction Company of Springfield, MA to implement roadway, bicycle and pedestrian improvements on Pleasant Street from Hampton Avenue to Hockanum Road
  • JBL will be installing curbing and drainage between Hockanum Road and Holyoke Street.
Pleasant and Williams Street and Hockanum Road Gas Work
  • Columbia Gas is replacing gas main and services along these routes. Work will continue through the spring and summer.
Day Avenue
  • Caracas Construction will begin mobilizing equipment and material for the reconstruction of Day Avenue. Work includes replacing water, sewer and drain lines, reclaiming the roadway and replacing the sidewalk. Beginning the week of May 8th, Day Avenue will be CLOSED to through traffic. Access for residents will be maintained.  
River Road Retaining Wall
  •  ET&L Corporation is replacing the River Road retaining wall. Beginning October 31st the road will be CLOSED from just north of the driveway entry to Highview to the the bridge near the Williamsburg Town line and a DETOUR will be in place. The project is scheduled to be completed in late May 2017, and the roadway will reopen by June 1st.
Pulaski Park Phase 1
  • Mountain View Landscapes has regraded and replaced sod at the rear of the park, and the area is fenced off. Please respect the fence and stay off the restored area.
Pulaski Park Phase 2
  • Mass-West Construction will continue construction on Phase 2 of Pulaski Park, the Overlook at the rear of the park that will connect it to the Roundhouse Parking lot. The project is anticipated to be completed in the late spring of 2017.
  • The construction area is fenced, and parking spaces in the lot will be reduced for the duration of the project.
  • There is no pedestrian access from the parking lot up the stairs near South Street. Pedestrian access from the parking lot to Main Street is via Crafts Avenue or the stairs behind City Hall.
  • Construction vehicles will be accessing the site through the parking lot. Motorists and pedestrians are advised to be aware of construction activity and use caution when parking and walking in the lot. 
Contact the DPW at 587-1570 or dpwinfo@northamptonma.gov if you need more information.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Department of Public Works Street Sweeping Operations 2017

The Department of Public Works will be starting their annual street sweeping. We will be sweeping the City Wards in the following order: 1, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2.

We expect that we will start in the last week of April and it will continue until completed in the late summer.

The D.P.W. will be sweeping the school parking lots starting next Tuesday April 18th during spring school vacation. That operation will be completed by Friday April 21st.

We will also be sweeping the Downtown Business District and Florence Center every other week during the sweeping season from 11pm to 7am. The dates will vary and be dependent on the weather.

We will keep the blog updated with information.  If you have any questions please contact the Highway Superintendent.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Construction Update - Weeks of April 17th and 24th

For the weeks of April 17th and 24th, weather permitting, the following work is scheduled:

Pleasant Street Improvements Project
  • The City has contracted with JBL Construction Company of Springfield, MA to implement roadway, bicycle and pedestrian improvements on Pleasant Street from Hampton Avenue to Hockanum Road
  • The project will begin at Hockanum Road with the removal of sidewalk and curbing and the installation of drainage and new curbing.
Pleasant and Williams Street and Hockanum Road Gas Work
  • Columbia Gas is replacing gas main and services along these routes. Work will continue through the spring and summer.
River Road Retaining Wall
  •  ET&L Corporation is replacing the River Road retaining wall. Beginning October 31st the road will be CLOSED from just north of the driveway entry to Highview to the the bridge near the Williamsburg Town line and a DETOUR will be in place. The project is scheduled to be completed in early May 2017, and this road section will be closed for the duration of construction.
Pulaski Park Phase 1
  • Mountain View Landscapes has regraded and replaced sod at the rear of the park, and the area is fenced off. Please respect the fence and stay off the restored area.
Pulaski Park Phase 2
  • Mass-West Construction will continue construction on Phase 2 of Pulaski Park, the Overlook at the rear of the park that will connect it to the Roundhouse Parking lot. The project is anticipated to be completed in the late spring of 2017.
  • The construction area will be fenced, and parking spaces in the lot will be reduced for the duration of the project.
  • There will be no pedestrian access from the parking lot up the stairs near South Street. Pedestrian access from the parking lot to Main Street will be via Crafts Avenue or the stairs behind City Hall for the duration of the project.
  • Construction vehicles will be accessing the site through the parking lot. Motorists and pedestrians are advised to be aware of construction activity and use caution when parking and walking in the lot. 
Contact the DPW at 587-1570 if you need more information.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Temporary Lane Closure on Market, Hatfield, & Bright Streets

The Department of Public Works will be closing one travel lane on Market, Hatfield, & Bright Streets between 7am at 11am on April 13, 2017.

The lane closures will be staggered and for the purpose of repairing roadway trench cuts.. The roads will have one lane open at all times during this project, and police details will be present.

Motorists are advised to seek alternate routes if possible, and please be prepared for traffic delays. Motorists are advised to approach this work zone with caution.

This message will be updated as needed, thank you for your cooperation.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Audubon Road Utilites and Road Reconstruction Project



The City has awarded this project to Borges Construction of Ludlow, MA. Construction is expected to begin later this spring. This project is part of the City's continuing work to improve and update municipal infrastructure.

Beginning at the intersection of Mulberry St., River Rd. and Reservoir Rd. and proceeding generally northwesterly along Audubon Road to approximately 179 Audubon Rd. This project will consist of installation of approximately 3,000 linear feet of new water main, including hydrants and service connections. Work in this area will also include replacement of drainage utilities and the replacement of the existing roadway culvert with a new 3-sided culvert. The roadway in this area will be reclaimed and repaved.

Roadway reclamation and repaving will also be performed on Audubon Road from the Kennedy Road intersection,  proceeding generally easterly approximately 600 linear feet.

Throughout most of construction, it is anticipated that one-way traffic will be maintained. However, during construction of the new culvert and at other intervals, it may be necessary to temporarily close the road to through traffic. Motorist should seek alternate routes once construction gets underway.

During construction, this blog will be updated weekly with expected work activities and traffic limitations.

Please contact the DPW at 587-1570 if you require additional information.