Friday, July 24, 2015

Construction Update - Week of July 27th

For the week of July 27th, weather permitting, the following work is scheduled:

Various Streets
  • Monday-Friday: Sealcoating, Inc. will continue crack sealing various city streets beginning in the western end of the City and working easterly. The list of streets to be crack sealed, based on available funding, can be found here: http://northamptonma.gov/DocumentCenter/View/3760
Hawley Street
  • Tuesday-Friday: Geeleher Construction will be making a deep excavation sewer repair.
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.
Prospect Street/Finn Street/Massasoit Street/Woodlawn Avenue
  • Beginning the week of August 3rd Warner Bros., LLC will be milling these roadways and adjusting manholes and catch basins.
Connecticut River Levee Repair
  • Kingsbury Construction Co. will be removing vegetation and making repairs. Work is expected to begin the week of August 3rd and continue through September. During construction, sections of the levee will be closed. Please check the DPW Blog or City website for project updates.
 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, July 17, 2015

DPW Wins 1st place for Driver Skill and Safety Training Event



Matthew Wintle and Daniel Dion from Northampton Public Works attended and received 1st  place honors at a Drivers Skill and Safety Training event on July 15, 2015.   The event was sponsored by the Berkshire County Highway Superintendent’s Association and the Massachusetts Tri-County Highway Superintendent’s Association representing Western Massachusetts Municipal Highway Departments.

The event focused on a safety quiz for team knowledge of defensive driving and winter maintenance operations, a pre-trip inspection for snow removal vehicles as taught/required under Commercial Drivers Licenses and a plow slalom course for driver accuracy and precision.

The team has been invited to attend a Statewide event later this year.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Construction Update - Week of July 20th

For the week of July 20th, weather permitting, the following work is scheduled:

Reservoir Road
  • Friday: The Gorman Group will be placing a fog seal on Reservoir Road and recently patched areas of Chesterfield Road.
Connecticut River Levee Repair
  • Kingsbury Construction Co. will be removing vegetation and making repairs. Work is expected to begin on or about July 27th and continue through September. During construction, sections of the levee will be closed. Please check the DPW Blog or City website for project updates.
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
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.
Various Streets
  • Monday-Friday: Warner Bros., LLC will be installing construction signs at various locations where paving work will be occurring starting in early August.
Pine Street
  • Monday-Friday: Jack Goncalves & Son will continue working on the water main and service connections.
 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.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Public Meeting on Water Supply System Asset Management Plan


On Wednesday, July 15, 2015, at 5:30 p.m. the Public Works Commission and the Department of Public Works will hold a public meeting to have Tata & Howard present and discuss the Water Supply System Asset Management Plan. This presentation will be held at in the Community Room at JFK School, 100 Bridge Street.
The purpose of the study was to identify areas of the system in need of rehabilitation, repair, or replacement and prioritize improvements to make the most efficient use of the City’s capital budget. The study evaluates the existing water infrastructure including water transmission and distribution piping and appurtenances. In addition, water storage needs were evaluated and prioritized.
This important planning document will be used by the DPW to prioritize future water system improvement projects. The public is encouraged to attend.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Construction Update - Week of July 13th

For the week of July 13th, weather permitting, the following work is scheduled:

North Main Street
  • Monday, 9 am to noon: Bay State Gas will be repairing pavement patches in the eastbound lane
  • Thursday, 7 am to noon: Palmer paving will mill and overlay a section of North Main Street.
Connecticut River Levee Repair
  • Kingsbury Construction Co. will be removing vegetation and making repairs. Work is expected to begin on or about July 13th and continue through September. During construction, sections of the levee will be closed. Please check the DPW Blog or City website for project updates.
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
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.
Pine Street
  • Monday-Friday: Jack Goncalves & Son will continue working on the water main and service connections.
 Unless otherwise indicated above, one way traffic will be maintained, but motorists should seek alternate routes or EXPECT DELAYS along these routes, especially on North Main 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.

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.