Thursday, July 2, 2015

Transfer Stations Closed Saturday, July 4th

Due to the upcoming holiday, the ReCenter on Glendale Road, the Glendale Road Transfer Station and the Locust Street Transfer Station will all be closed on Saturday, July 4th.

 The Locust Street Transfer Station will be open normal hours 7:00am – 4:00pm on Friday, July 3rd and Monday, July 6th.  The Northampton DPW Business Office and downtown City Offices will be closed on Friday, July 3rd in observance of the holiday.  

For additional information, call 413-587-1570 or visit www.northamptonma.gov/reduce-waste.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Construction Update - Week of July 6th

For the week of July 6th, weather permitting, the following work is scheduled:

Various Streets
  • Monday-Friday: Sealcoating, Inc. will begin crack sealing various city streets beginning in the western end of the City and working easterly. The list of streets to be crack sealed, in alphabetical order, can be found here: http://northamptonma.gov/DocumentCenter/View/3760   
Sylvester Road, Chesterfield Road, Audubon Road

  • Wednesday: All States Asphalt will install rubberized chip seal on the western end of Sylvester Road; Chesterfield Road between Reservoir Road and Chesterfield Road; and the western end of Audubon Road.
Industrial Drive
  • Monday-Friday:  Borges Construction will continue installing a sewer main along Bradford St. North starting near the bike path and proceeding to Industrial Drive.
Warner Street
  • Wednesday-Thursday: Ludlow Construction will excavate test pits for the Warner Street sewer replacement.
  • Bay State Gas is scheduling gas line replacement from Liberty Street to Hinckley Street.
 Unless otherwise indicated above, one way traffic will be maintained, but motorists should seek alternate routes or EXPECT DELAYS along these routes. 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, June 26, 2015

Construction Update - Week of June 29th

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

Pine Street
  • Monday:  A structural subcontractor for Jack Goncalves & Son will be working under the Pine Street Bridge, but the roadway will be open.
  • Tuesday-Thursday: Water main testing and air relief valve installation may occur, but the roadway will be open.   
Industrial Drive
  • Monday-Friday:  Borges Construction will continue installing a sewer main along Bradford St. North starting near the bike path and proceeding to Industrial Drive.
Warner Street
  •  Ludlow Construction is scheduled to mobilize and begin test pits for the Warner Street sewer replacement beginning the week of July 6th.
  • Bay State Gas is scheduling gas line replacement from Liberty Street to Hinckley Street.
 Unless otherwise indicated above, one way traffic will be maintained, but motorists should seek alternate routes or EXPECT DELAYS along these routes. 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, June 19, 2015

Construction Update - Week of June 22nd

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

Pine Street
  • Monday-Friday:  Jack Goncalves & Son will continue installing water main under the Pine Street Bridge.
  • A DETOUR will be in place. Pine Street will be eastbound only. Pine Street westbound will detour along Florence Road to Cross Street, Bliss Street and Nonotuck Street. At times, Pine Street may be fully CLOSED to traffic.  
Industrial Drive
  • Monday-Friday:  Borges Construction will begin installing a sewer main along Bradford St. North starting near the bike path and proceeding to Industrial Drive over the next two months.
Warner Street
  •  Ludlow Construction is scheduled to mobilize and begin test pits for the Warner Street sewer replacement beginning the week of June 29th.
 Unless otherwise indicated above, one way traffic will be maintained, but motorists should seek alternate routes or EXPECT DELAYS along these routes, especially near the intersections of Pine St/Spring St/Florence Rd and Pine St/Nonotuck St. 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.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Water Use Restriction Lifted



Effective immediately the City of Northampton Department of Public Works (DPW) is ending the 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 a water restriction be implemented when stream-flow in the Mill River drops below a certain quantity of flow (26.3 cubic feet per second) for a 3-day period during the months of May through September. The Mill River flow has returned to flows above requirement and the restriction has been lifted.

The City appreciates the efforts water users have made to comply with the ban on non-essential water use.  Please stay alert throughout the summer for potential future water use restrictions that may be necessary for DEP compliance. Thank you for your help conserving our most precious resource. 

Friday, June 12, 2015

Construction Update - Week of June 15th - REVISED

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

Chesterfield Road from Reservoir Road to Shephards Hollow
  • Tuesday: The DPW will be sweeping up loose material in preparation for the application of an asphalt emulsion "fog seal".
  • THURSDAY: The Gorman Group will apply a fog seal. This section of Chesterfield Road will be CLOSED from approximately 9 am to 1 pm to allow the fog seal to set up.
Sylvester Road
  • Monday-Friday: Warner Bros. will be completing punch list items and demobilizing from the site.
Pine Street
  • Monday-Friday:  Jack Goncalves & Son will be installing water main between Spring St. and Nonotuck St. Scaffolding for the water main bridge crossing will be installed this week.
  • A DETOUR will be in place. Pine Street will be eastbound only. Pine Street westbound will detour along Florence Road to Cross Street, Bliss Street and Nonotuck Street. At times, Pine Street may be fully CLOSED to traffic.  
Industrial Drive
  • Monday-Friday:  Borges Construction will begin installing a sewer main along Bradford St. North starting near the bike path and proceeding to Industrial Drive over the next two months.
 Unless otherwise indicated above, one way traffic will be maintained, but motorists should seek alternate routes or EXPECT DELAYS along these routes, especially near the intersections of Pine St/Spring St/Florence Rd and Pine St/Nonotuck St. 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.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Forest Harvest Walk on June 15th

The Northampton DPW invites those interested to attend a walk on Monday, June 15, 2015 from 5 PM - 6:30 PM to view an active forest harvest that is occurring on water supply property off of Chesterfield, Kennedy and Sylvester Roads.

The walk begins near houses 428, 446 and 414 Chesterfield Road.  Carpooling is advised due to limited parking along the roadway.  Please click here for more information.

Friday, June 5, 2015

Construction Update - Week of June 8th - REVISED

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

Bridge Street - Contact MassDOT District 2 at 582-0599 if you need more information.
  • Monday-Tuesday:  Paving 4:00 am - 3:30 pm. Paving cancelled Tuesday due to weather.
  • Wednesday: Paving 7:00 am - 3:30 pm.  
  • One lane of traffic, in alternating directions, will remain open during paving operations.
  • Large trucks will be detoured along Damon Road. 
 Pine Street
  • Monday-Friday:  Jack Goncalves & Son will be installing water main between Spring St. and Nonotuck St.
  • A DETOUR will be in place. Pine Street will be eastbound only. Pine Street westbound will detour along Florence Road to Cross Street, Bliss Street and Nonotuck Street. At times, Pine Street may be fully CLOSED to traffic.  
Industrial Drive
  • Monday-Friday:  Borges Construction will begin installing a sewer main along Bradford St. North staring near the bike path and proceeding to Industrial Drive over the next two months.
Unless otherwise indicated above, one way traffic will be maintained, but motorists should seek alternate routes or EXPECT DELAYS along these routes, especially on Bridge Street and near the intersections of Pine St/Spring St/Florence Rd and Pine St/Nonotuck St. 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, May 29, 2015

Construction Update - Week of June 1st - REVISED

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

Bridge Street - Contact MassDOT District 2 at 582-0599 if you need more information.
  • Monday-Tuesday: No work due to weather.
  • Wednesday-Friday: Raising structures to prepare for paving from the I-91 overpass to Fair Street
  • Paving is scheduled to begin Monday, June 8th. One lane of traffic, in alternating directions, will remain open during paving operations.
Reservoir Road and Chesterfield Road
  • Wednesday-Friday: The Gorman Group will be doing cold in place asphalt recycling from the Mill River bridge to Chesterfield Road and from Reservoir Road to Shephards Hollow.  
  • One lane of traffic, in alternating directions, will remain open during paving operations.
King Street
  • Monday-Tuesday: No work due to weather.
  • Wednesday-Friday: Geeleher Construction will be replacing a sewer line across King Street from near Lia Toyota to near Lia Honda.
Winslow Avenue
  •  Monday-Friday: Jack Goncalves & Sons will be making water service connections and paving.
Pine Street
    • Wednesday-Friday: Jack Goncalves & Sons will be staging materials for water main work scheduled to begin the week of June 8th.
    Unless otherwise indicated above, one way traffic will be maintained, but motorists should seek alternate routes or EXPECT DELAYS along these routes, especially on King Street, Reservoir and Chesterfield Roads. 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, May 26, 2015

    Water Use Restrictions in Effect


    The City of Northampton Department of Public Works (DPW) is implementing a water use restriction for users of the Northampton Public Water Supply. Limiting water use, especially non-essential outdoor water use, is needed 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 following water uses are not allowed between 9am and 5pm.
    • Irrigation of lawns except by means of handheld hose
    • Washing of vehicles, other than by commercial car wash
    • Washing of exterior building surfaces, parking lots, driveways or sidewalks
    • Production of food is exempt from restrictions. 
    The City’s water supply system is regulated by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). DEP requires that water restriction be implemented when stream-flow in the Mill River drops below a certain quantity of flow (26.3 cubic feet per second) for a 3-day period. The water restriction can be lifted when the stream flow rises about that level for 7 consecutive days. The City will notify the public when the water restriction is lifted. Please visit the DPW website 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.

    Edward S. Huntley, P.E.,
    Director of Public Works.


    Friday, May 22, 2015

    Construction Update - Week of May 25th

    For the week of May 25th, the following construction work is scheduled:
    • No work on Memorial Day
    King Street
    • Wednesday-Friday:  Geeleher Construction will be replacing a sewer line across King Street from near Lia Toyota to near Lia Honda.
    Florence and Ryan Road Intersection
    •  Tuesday-Wednesday:  Jack Goncalves & Son will be making two water main interconnections.
     Winslow Avenue
    • Thursday-Friday:  Jack Goncalves & Son will be installing water services.
     Unless otherwise indicated above, one way traffic will be maintained, but motorists should seek alternate routes or EXPECT DELAYS along these routes, especially at the Florence and Ryan Road intersection and on King Street. 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.

    Warner Bros, LLC, under contract with MassDOT, will be working on Bridge Street from the I-91 overpass to Fair Street on Tuesday only, cleaning catch basins. The following week structures will be raised with paving anticipated to occur at the end of the week. Contact MassDOT District 2 at 582-0599 if you need more information.

    Friday, May 15, 2015

    Construction Update - Week of May 18th

    For the week of May 18th, weather permitting, the following work is scheduled:
    • Warner Bros., LLC will be working on Sylvester and Bridge Roads. 
    • Jack Goncalves & Son will be replacing water lines on Florence Road and Winslow Avenue.
    Bridge Road
    • Thursday:  Hydroseeding of disturbed areas.
    Sylvester Road
    • Tuesday - Friday: Shoulder restoration and miscellaneous punch list items.
    Florence Road near Pine Street, Ryan Road and Spring Street
    • Tuesday: Grading and temporary paving. DETOURS will be in place.
    • Wednesday: Valve connection for the Elks building
    Winslow Avenue at Federal Street
    • Monday: Water main interconnection to Federal Street
    • Thursday & Friday: Water service connections on Winslow.
     Unless otherwise indicated above, one way traffic will be maintained, but motorists should seek alternate routes or EXPECT DELAYS along these routes, especially at the intersections of Ryan and Florence Roads and Pine and Spring 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.

    Warner Bros, LLC, under contract with MassDOT, will be working on Bridge Street from Damon Road to Fair Street. The work this week will include some pavement reclamation near Orchard Street and general patching. Contact MassDOT District 2 at 582-0599 if you need more information.