Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Water Main Break on Bridge Road, Service Interrupted and Road Closed


There is a water main break on Bridge Road in the vicinity of 580 Bridge Road. Repair work is currently underway. Water service on Bridge Road from Hatfield Street to Chestnut Street will be interrupted until 2:30pm. Bridge Road is closed from Hatfield Street to Chestnut Street. Emergency services have been notified. Police are on-site.

Update for Chesterfield Road, Spring Street, Main Street (Leeds), and Cross Street Paving Project

Chesterfield Road, Spring Street, Main Street (Leeds), and Cross Street Paving Project


  • The City has contracted with Palmer Paving for paving and roadway improvements on Chesterfield Road (Westhampton town line to Kennedy Road), Spring Street (Dimock Street to Col. Lavalley Lane; Meadow Street to Pine Street), Main Street - Leeds (Spring Street to 535 feet northerly at the Mill River bridge), and Cross Street (Florence Road to Bliss Street). The scope of this project includes pavement reclamation, cold in-place recycling, line painting, and drainage improvements.  
  • On Spring Street, drainage installation is ongoing this week.
  • On Cross Street, drainage installation is to begin on Thursday and is to continue through the week.

Friday, July 12, 2019

Construction for the Week of July 15 weather permitting

Highway Division Update
  • Last week, Public Works repaired potholes on Barrett Street, Round Hill Road, Federal Street, Elm Street, and Dennison Place.
  • To report a pothole, please submit a request for Pothole Repair. The largest potholes are filled first to alleviate hazards to vehicles. As hazards arise and are identified, they will be addressed.
  • Street sweeping was started in Ward 1 and will continue next week.
Burts Pit Road Paving Project
  • The City has contracted with Palmer Paving for paving and roadway improvements on Burts Pit Road (Clement Street to Forest Glen Road). Through traffic may be limited to one lane during certain phases of the project; expect delays. 
  • The first course of pavement, structure adjustments and berm have been completed. Loam and seed behind the berm is underway and will be completed the week of July 15. 
  • Final pavement course is scheduled for July 24, 25 and 26, subject to weather conditions. 
  • Traffic may be limited to one lane or closed to through traffic, allowing local traffic and emergency vehicles only for certain segments
  Chesterfield Road, Spring Street, Main Street (Leeds), and Cross Street Paving Project
  • The City has contracted with Palmer Paving for paving and roadway improvements on Chesterfield Road (Westhampton town line to Kennedy Road), Spring Street (Dimock Street to Col. Lavalley Lane; Meadow Street to Pine Street), Main Street - Leeds (Spring Street to 535 feet northerly at the Mill River bridge), and Cross Street (Florence Road to Bliss Street). The scope of this project includes pavement reclamation, cold in-place recycling, line painting, and drainage improvements.  
  • On Spring Street, drainage installation is ongoing and is to continue through the week.
Bridge Road and Glendale Road Paving Project
  • The City has contracted with Warner Bros for paving on Bridge Road from 100 feet west of Juniper Street to Hatfield Street and Glendale Road from 230 feet south of Westhampton Road to the Easthampton Town line. The overall schedule is May 13 to August 21. Emergency vehicle access and one-way traffic will be maintained. There will be traffic delays. Please seek alternate routes if possible.
  • On Bridge Road, the Contractor will install concrete wheelchair ramps, scored concrete islands, catch basin structures, and prepare the road edge for new asphalt curbing.
  • There is no work scheduled for Glendale Road this week.
Flood Control System Maintenance Project
  • The City has contracted with Northern Tree Service to perform vegetation removal and maintenance work on portions of the flood control system.
  • Minor work to complete the project will be ongoing throughout the month of July.
Roberts Meadow Watershed
  • The City contracted with Goodnow Trucking of Winchester, NH for the sale of timber in two white pine stands in Roberts Meadow. This logging operation began in 2018, but was paused due to ground conditions. This project will resume on Monday and continue through early August.
Damon Road, Bridge Street, Exit 19
  • MassDOT has contracted with Baltazar Contractors, Inc. to construct a roundabout and associated improvements to the Exit 19 interchange at the base of the Coolidge Bridge. The work is scheduled to be completed by June, 2021.
  • Preliminary work includes construction signage installation, survey, work on the northbound I-91 off ramp and utility relocations.
  • Questions about the project should be directed to MassDOT District 2.
Pavement Markings 
  • The City has contracted with Hi-Way Safety Systems to repaint pavement markings across the City. This includes double yellow center lines, white edge lines, speed hump markings, arrows, railroad markings, and crosswalks. The Contractor will be repainting during night time on 7/14 and 7/15. 


Friday, July 5, 2019

Chesterfield Road Closure Planned for July 8 & July 9


Tree removal work on Chesterfield Road is ongoing. The section of Chesterfield Road between Dimock Street and Reservoir Road will be closed to thru traffic between 8:00am and 4:00pm on Monday, July 8 and Tuesday, July 9. A detour will be in effect. Access will be maintained for emergency vehicles and residents.

Construction for the week of July 8, Weather Permitting

Highway Division Update
  •  This week the Highway Division replaced a broken culvert on Hockanum Road, mastic sealed catch basins and manhole covers, graded roadways in the Meadows, and patched potholes on Hockanum Road and Liberty Street.
  • To report a pothole, please submit a request for Pothole Repair. The largest potholes are filled first to alleviate hazards to vehicles. As hazards arise and are identified, they will be addressed.
Burts Pit Road Paving Project
  • The City has contracted with Palmer Paving for paving and roadway improvements on Burts Pit Road (Clement Street to Forest Glen Road). Through traffic may be limited to one lane during certain phases of the project; expect delays. The Clement Street Bridge will remain open throughout construction.
  • The first course of pavement is complete. 
  • Final pavement course is scheduled for the week of July 8. 
  • Traffic may be limited to one lane or closed to through traffic, allowing local traffic and emergency vehicles only for certain segments.   
Chesterfield Road, Spring Street, Main Street (Leeds), and Cross Street Paving Project
  • The City has contracted with Palmer Paving for paving and roadway improvements on Chesterfield Road (Westhampton town line to Kennedy Road), Spring Street (Dimock Street to Col. Lavalley Lane and Meadow Street to Pine Street), Main Street - Leeds (Spring Street to 535 feet northerly at the Mill River bridge), and Cross Street (Florence Road to Bliss Street). The scope of this project includes pavement reclamation, cold in-place recycling, line painting, and drainage improvements.
  • The contractor will be installing drainage on Spring Street starting Tuesday, July 9th.
  • Traffic may be limited to one lane or closed to through traffic, allowing local traffic and emergency vehicles only for certain segments
Bridge Road and Glendale Road Paving Project
  • The City has contracted with Warner Bros for paving on Bridge Road (100 feet west of Juniper Street to Hatfield Street) and Glendale Road (230 feet south of Westhampton Road to the Easthampton town line). The overall schedule is May 13 to August 21. Emergency vehicle access and one-way traffic will be maintained. There will be traffic delays. Please seek alternate routes if possible.
  • On Bridge Road, the contractor will continue removing existing asphalt curb and excavating driveway aprons.
  • There is no work scheduled for Glendale Road this week.
Roberts Meadow Watershed
  • The City has contracted with Northeast Tree Care & Landscaping to remove hazard trees adjacent to the following roadways: Chesterfield Road, Kennedy Road, Reservoir Road and Sylvester Road. This work is scheduled for July 1 to July 8. Traffic may be limited to one lane during the work - please expect delays.
  • Between July 8th to July 10th, crews will conduct work along Chesterfield Road between Reservoir Road and Dimock Street, and along Reservoir Road.
  • Chesterfield Road will be closed to through traffic from Reservoir Road to Dimock Street from 7am - 3pm on July 8th and 9th. Access will be maintained for emergency vehicles and residents.
Pavement Markings
  • The City has contracted with Hi-Way Safety Systems to repaint pavement markings across the City. This includes double yellow center lines, white edge lines, speed hump markings, arrows, railroad markings, and crosswalks. The contractor will be painting during the overnight hours from July 7th through July 11th. 
Damon Road, Bridge Street, Exit 19
  • MassDOT has contracted with Baltazar Contractors, Inc. to construct a roundabout and associated improvements to the Exit 19 interchange at the base of the Coolidge Bridge. The work is scheduled to be completed by June 2021.
  • Preliminary work includes construction signage installation, survey, work on the northbound I-91 off ramp and utility relocations.
  • Questions about the project should be directed to MassDOT District 2.

City of Northampton 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. 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 non-essential outdoor water use is required between the hours of 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. The water uses banned include:
  • Irrigation of lawns and watering of gardens, flowers, and ornamental plants, except by means of a hand held hose. Irrigation systems may be used from 5:01 PM to 8:59 AM.
  • Washing of vehicles, other than by commercial car wash.
  • Washing of exterior building surfaces, parking lots, driveways or sidewalks, except as needed to apply paint, preservatives, stucco, pavement or cement.
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 26.3 cubic feet per second for a 3 day period. The water restriction can be lifted when the stream flow rises above that level for 7 consecutive days. The City will notify the public when 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.

Monday, July 1, 2019

Woodlawn Avenue closure planned for Tuesday, July 2, 7:30am - 3:00pm


Woodlawn Avenue will be closed to through traffic on Tuesday, July 2, 7:30am - 3:00pm for additional tree work.  Local and emergency access will be maintained.  Please seek alternate routes.

Friday, June 28, 2019

Construction work for the week of July 1, Weather Permitting


Highway Division Update
  • Last week, Public Works repaired potholes on Lovefield Street, North Maple Street, Kimball Street, Howes Street, Fair Street Extension, Elm Street, Locust Street, Parsons Street, Stone Ridge Drive, King Street, Clement Street, Ormond Drive and the Hampton Avenue parking lot.
  • To report a pothole, please submit a request for Pothole Repair. The largest potholes are filled first to alleviate hazards to vehicles. As hazards arise and are identified, they will be addressed.
  • Roadway islands downtown were maintained.
Burts Pit Road Paving Project
  • The City has contracted with Palmer Paving for paving and roadway improvements on Burts Pit Road (Clement Street to Forest Glen Road). Through traffic may be limited to one lane during certain phases of the project; expect delays. The Clement Street Bridge will remain open throughout construction.
  • The first course of pavement is complete. 
  • Asphalt curb and driveway work will be conducted during the week of July 1.
  • Final pavement course is scheduled for the week of July 8. 
  • Traffic may be limited to one lane or closed to through traffic, allowing local traffic and emergency vehicles only for certain segments.   
Chesterfield Road, Spring Street, Main Street (Leeds), and Cross Street Paving Project
  • The City has contracted with Palmer Paving for paving and roadway improvements on Chesterfield Road (Westhampton town line to Kennedy Road), Spring Street (Dimock Street to Col. Lavalley Lane and Meadow Street to Pine Street), Main Street - Leeds (Spring Street to 535 feet northerly at the Mill River bridge), and Cross Street (Florence Road to Bliss Street). The scope of this project includes pavement reclamation, cold in-place recycling, line painting, and drainage improvements.
  • On Spring Street, the contractor will continue to remove curbing this week, and the subcontractor will resume drainage installation on July 8.
Bridge Road and Glendale Road Paving Project
  • The City has contracted with Warner Bros for paving on Bridge Road (100 feet west of Juniper Street to Hatfield Street) and Glendale Road (230 feet south of Westhampton Road to the Easthampton town line). The overall schedule is May 13 to August 21. Emergency vehicle access and one-way traffic will be maintained. There will be traffic delays. Please seek alternate routes if possible.
  • On Bridge Road, the contractor will continue removing existing asphalt curb and excavating driveway aprons from July 1 to July 3. No work is scheduled for July 4 & 5.
  • There is no work scheduled for Glendale Road this week.
Flood Control System Maintenance Project
  • The City has contracted with Northern Tree Service to perform vegetation removal and maintenance work on portions of the flood control system.
  • Minor work will be conducted this week on the earthen levees adjacent to Pleasant Street and the Hockanum Road Pumping Station.
Roberts Meadow Watershed
  • The City has contracted with Northeast Tree Care & Landscaping to remove hazard trees adjacent to the following roadways: Chesterfield Road, Kennedy Road, Reservoir Road and Sylvester Road. This work is scheduled for July 1 to July 8. Traffic may be limited to one lane during the work - please expect delays.
  • Between July 1 to July 3, crews will conduct work along Chesterfield Rd west of Sylvester Rd, Sylvester Rd and Kennedy Rd.
Damon Road, Bridge Street, Exit 19
  • MassDOT has contracted with Baltazar Contractors, Inc. to construct a roundabout and associated improvements to the Exit 19 interchange at the base of the Coolidge Bridge. The work is scheduled to be completed by June 2021.
  • Preliminary work includes construction signage installation, survey, work on the northbound I-91 off ramp and utility relocations.
  • Questions about the project should be directed to MassDOT District 2.

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Woodlawn Avenue Closed to Thru Traffic

Woodlawn Avenue will be closed to through traffic Wednesday, June 26 and Thursday, June 27 for tree work.  Local and emergency access will be maintained.  Please seek alternate routes if possible.

Friday, June 21, 2019

Construction Planned for the Week of June 24, 2019 Weather Permitting

Highway Division Update
  • Last week, Public Works repaired potholes on Crosby Street, Sherman Avenue, Swan Street, Bradford Street, Drury Lane, High Meadow Road, Lyman Street, and the transfer station.
  • To report a pothole, please submit a request for Pothole Repair. The largest potholes are filled first to alleviate hazards to vehicles. As hazards arise and are identified, they will be addressed.
  • Road Surfacing was done on Hockunum Road and Old Springfield Road.

Burts Pit Road Paving Project
  • Palmer Paving is continuing work on the paving project for Burts Pit Road from Clement Street to Forest Glen Road. 
  • The first course of pavement is complete. 
  • Adjustments to structures (manholes & catch basins) and work on driveway aprons are scheduled for the week June 24, which will be followed by the asphalt curb placement.
  • Final pavement course is scheduled for the week of July 8. 
  • Traffic may be limited to one lane or closed to through traffic, allowing local traffic and emergency vehicles only for certain segments.   
  • The Clement Street Bridge will remain open throughout construction. Through traffic may be limited to one lane during certain phases of the project; expect delays.

Chesterfield Road, Spring Street, Main Street (Leeds), and Cross Street Paving Project
  • The City has contracted with Palmer Paving for paving and roadway improvements on Chesterfield Road (Westhampton town line to Kennedy Road), Spring Street (Dimock Street to Col. Lavalley Lane; Meadow Street to Pine Street), Main Street - Leeds (Spring Street to 535 feet northerly at the Mill River bridge), and Cross Street (Florence Road to Bliss Street). The scope of this project includes pavement reclamation, cold in-place recycling, line painting, and drainage improvements.  
  • On Spring Street, the contractor is beginning to remove curb and sidewalk.
  • Drainage installation is anticipated to begin on Spring Street on June 24th and will continue through the week.

Bridge Road and Glendale Road Paving Project
  • The City has contracted with Warner Bros for paving on Bridge Road from 100 feet west of Juniper Street to Hatfield Street and Glendale Road from 230 feet south of Westhampton Road to the Easthampton Town line. The overall schedule is May 13 to August 21. Emergency vehicle access and one-way traffic will be maintained. There will be traffic delays. Please seek alternate routes if possible.
  • On Bridge Road, the subcontractor will continue to reset structures (i.e. catch basins, manholes, and valve boxes) and begin removal and re-installation of curbs. 
  • There is no work scheduled for Glendale Road this week. 

Flood Control System Maintenance Project
  • The City has contracted with Northern Tree Service to perform vegetation removal and maintenance work on portions of the flood control system.
  • Minor work will be conducted this week on the earthen levees adjacent to Pleasant Street and the Hockanum Road Pumping Station.

Damon Road, Bridge Street, Exit 19

  • MassDOT has contracted with Baltazar Contractors, Inc. to construct a roundabout and associated improvements to the Exit 19 interchange at the base of the Coolidge Bridge. The work is scheduled to be completed by June, 2021.
  • Preliminary work includes construction signage installation, survey, work on the northbound I-91 off ramp and utility relocations.
  • Questions about the project should be directed to MassDOT District 2.


Friday, June 14, 2019

Construction work for the week of June 17 Weather Permitting

Highway Division Update

  • Last week, Public Works repaired potholes on Spring Street, Pioneer Knolls, Gilrain Terrace, Brookside Circle, Beattie Drive, Acrebrook Drive, Holly Court, Burts Pit Road Extension, Keyes Street, School Street, Clark Avenue, State Street, Market Street, Crosby Street, City Hall and Memorial Hall Driveways.
  • To report a pothole, please submit a request for Pothole Repair. The largest potholes are filled first to alleviate hazards to vehicles. As hazards arise and are identified, they will be addressed.

Burts Pit Road Paving Project

  • Palmer Paving is continuing work on the paving project for Burts Pit Road from Clement Street to Forest Glen Road. 
  • The first course of pavement is complete. 
  • Adjustments to structures (manholes & catch basins) and work on driveway aprons are scheduled for the week of June 24, which will be followed by asphalt curb placement.
  • Final pavement course is scheduled for the week of July 1. 
  • The Clement Street Bridge will remain open throughout construction. Through traffic may be limited to one lane during certain phases of the project with occasional road section closures. Access for local traffic and emergency vehicles will be maintained. Expect delays.

Chesterfield Road, Spring Street, Main Street (Leeds), and Cross Street Paving Project

  • The City has contracted with Palmer Paving for paving and roadway improvements on Chesterfield Road (Westhampton town line to Kennedy Road), Spring Street (Dimock Street to Col. Lavalley Lane; Meadow Street to Pine Street), Main Street - Leeds (Spring Street to 535 feet northerly at the Mill River bridge), and Cross Street (Florence Road to Bliss Street). The scope of work includes pavement reclamation, cold in-place recycling, line painting, and drainage improvements.  
  • Preliminary work is ongoing and includes construction sign, erosion control, and tree protection installation.
  • It is anticipated that subdrain installation will begin on Spring Street the week of June 24th.

Bridge Road and Glendale Road Paving Project

  • The City has contracted with Warner Bros for paving on Bridge Road from 100 feet west of Juniper Street to Hatfield Street and Glendale Road from 230 feet south of Westhampton Road to the Easthampton Town line. The overall schedule is May 13 to August 21. Emergency vehicle access and one-way traffic will be maintained. There will be traffic delays. Please seek alternate routes if possible.
  • On Bridge Road, the subcontractor will continue to reset structures (i.e. catch basins, manholes, and valve boxes) and be removing bituminous curb. Drainage installation is scheduled for Thursday and Friday.
  • No work will occur on Glendale Road this week. 

Flood Control System Maintenance Project

  • The City has contracted with Northern Tree Service to perform vegetation removal and maintenance work on portions of the flood control system.
  • Minor work will be conducted this week on the earthen levees adjacent to Pleasant Street and the Hockanum Road Pumping Station.

 Damon Road, Bridge Street, Exit 19

  • MassDOT has contracted with Baltazar Contractors, Inc. to construct a roundabout and associated improvements to the Exit 19 interchange at the base of the Coolidge Bridge. The work is scheduled to be completed by June, 2021.
  • Preliminary work includes construction signage installation, survey and work on the northbound I-91 off ramp and utility relocations.
  • Questions about the project should be directed to MassDOT District 2.



Friday, June 7, 2019

Construction for the week of June 9, 2019 Weather Permitting


Highway Division Update
  • Last week, Public Works repaired potholes on Spring Street, Meadow Street, King Street, Strong Avenue, Washington Avenue, Dryads Green, Bright Street, Bright Avenue, Orchard Street, Belmont Avenue, Chapel Street, Ryan Road, and Emily Lane.
  • To report a pothole, please submit a request for Pothole Repair. The largest potholes are filled first to alleviate hazards to vehicles. As hazards arise and are identified, they will be addressed.
  • Sewer repairs were done on Bardwell Street and North Maple Street.
Burts Pit Road Paving Project
  • Palmer Paving is continuing work on the paving project for Burts Pit Road from Clement Street to Forest Glen Road. 
  • The first course of pavement is complete. 
  • Adjustments to structures (manholes & catch basins) and work on driveway aprons are scheduled for the week of June 10, which will be followed by the final pavement course. 
  • The Clement Street Bridge will remain open throughout construction. Through traffic may be limited to one lane during certain phases of the project; expect delays.  
Damon Road, Bridge Street, Exit 19
  • MassDOT has contracted with Baltazar Contractors, Inc. to construct a roundabout and associated improvements to the Exit 19 interchange at the base of the Coolidge Bridge. The work is scheduled to be completed by June 2021.
  • Preliminary work includes construction signage installation, survey and work on the northbound I-91 off ramp, and utility relocations.
  • Questions about the project should be directed to MassDOT District 2.
Chesterfield Road at Kennedy Road - Upper Roberts Meadow Reservoir Dam
  • SumCo Eco-Contracting, LLC has removed the dam and completed the in-water work. Initial restoration of the staging area is complete and final restoration of the staging area and access roads is in progress and anticipated to be complete by the end of the month. 
  • The project has removed the Upper Roberts Reservoir Dam and restored the Roberts Meadow Brook stream channel to its natural course.
Chesterfield Road, Spring Street, Main Street (Leeds), and Cross Street Paving Project
  • The City has contracted with Palmer Paving for paving and roadway improvements on Chesterfield Road (Westhampton town line to Kennedy Road), Spring Street (Dimock Street to Col. Lavalley Lane; Meadow Street to Pine Street), Main Street - Leeds (Spring Street to 535 feet northerly at the Mill River bridge), and Cross Street (Florence Road to Bliss Street). The scope of this project includes pavement reclamation, cold in-place recycling, line painting, and drainage improvements.  
  • Preliminary work is ongoing and includes project utility markings and sign installation.
Bridge Road and Glendale Road Paving Project
  • The City has contracted with Warner Bros for paving on Bridge Road (100 feet west of Juniper Street to Hatfield Street) and Glendale Road (230 feet south of Westhampton Road to the Easthampton town line). The overall schedule is May 13 to August 21. Emergency vehicle access and one-way traffic will be maintained. There will be traffic delays. Please seek alternate routes if possible.
  • On Bridge Road, the contractor will reset structures (i.e. catch basins, manholes, and valve boxes).
  • On Glendale Road, drainage structures and pipes will be installed. 
Flood Control System Maintenance Project
  • The City has contracted with Northern Tree Service to perform vegetation removal and maintenance work on portions of the flood control system.
  • Work will be conducted this week on the earthen levees adjacent to Pleasant Street and the Hockanum Road Pumping Station.