Thursday, December 13, 2018

Construction Update - Week of December 17, 2018

Pothole Update:
  • Last week, the Department of Public Works repaired potholes on Manhan Street, Federal Street, Fort Street, Oak Street, Strong Avenue parking lot, Union Station Parking lot, Pearl Street and Strong Avenue and Glendale Road. 
  • Road surfaces were leveled and ruts filled on Old Springfield Road and Fair Street Ext. 
  • To report a pothole, please submit a request for Pothole Repair. The largest potholes are filled first to alleviate hazards to motor vehicles. As hazards arise and are identified, they will be addressed. 
Sidewalk Update:
  • Sidewalk repair was done on Rocky Hill Road.
Bridge Road at Cooke Avenue:
  • The City has contracted with Dagle Electric Corporation to replace the traffic signal and controls at the intersection of Bridge Road, Cooke Avenue and Jackson Street. 
  • Work will continue through the winter as weather allows. Completion of the new signal and controls is anticipated in the spring of 2019. 
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 will be completed in the spring of 2019. 
  • The project has removed the Upper Roberts Reservoir Dam and restored the Roberts Meadow Brook stream channel to its natural course. 
South Street Bridge at Mill River Diversion Channel: 
  • The City has contracted with Northern Tree Service to perform vegetation removal and maintenance work on portions of the flood control system. 
  • The bridge on South Street near Earle Street that crosses the Mill River diversion channel includes flood control structures. Trees adjacent to the flood control structures have been removed with stump removal expected in the spring. Placement of rip rap along drainage outfalls may occur within the next few weeks. 
Downtown Paving - Pleasant, Hampton, Wright and Fulton:
  • The project commenced in August and includes Pleasant Street, Hampton Avenue, Wright Avenue, Cooke Avenue and Fulton Avenue. The contractor for this project is Warner Bros., LLC of Sunderland, MA.
  • Work is complete for the winter season. Remaining punch-list work will be completed in the spring of 2019.

Friday, December 7, 2018

Construction Update - Week of December 10, 2018

For the week of December 10, 2018, weather permitting, the following work is scheduled:

Pothole Update:
  • Last week, Public Works repaired potholes at various locations throughout the City including Bridge Road, East Street, Meadow Street, Ridgewood Terrace, Ryan Road, and Turkey Hill Road.
  • The largest potholes are filled first to alleviate hazards to motor vehicles. As hazards arise and are identified, they will be addressed.  To report a pothole, please submit a request for Pothole Repair.
Sidewalk Update:
  • Last week, Public Works repaired segments of sidewalk on Prospect Street & Prospect Avenue.
  • Sand boxes have been filled and placed in 39 locations throughout the City for use during icy conditions.
  • To report an unshoveled sidewalk, please submit a request for Unshoveled Sidewalk.
Bridge Road at Cooke Avenue
  • The City has contracted with Dagle Electric Corporation to replace the traffic signal and controls at the intersection of Bridge Road, Cooke Avenue and Jackson Street.
  • Work will continue through the winter as weather allows. Completion of the new signal and controls is anticipated in the spring of 2019.
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 will be completed in the spring of 2019. 
  • The project has removed the Upper Roberts Reservoir Dam and restored the Roberts Meadow Brook stream channel to its natural course. 
South Street Bridge at Mill River Diversion Channel
  • The City has contracted with Northern Tree Service to perform vegetation removal and maintenance work on portions of the flood control system. 
  • The bridge on South Street near Earle Street that crosses the Mill River diversion channel includes flood control structures. Trees adjacent to the flood control structures have been removed with stump removal expected in the spring. Placement of rip rap along drainage outfalls may occur within the next few weeks. 
Downtown Paving – Pleasant, Hampton, Wright and Fulton
  • The project commenced in August and includes Pleasant Street, Hampton Avenue, Wright Avenue, Cooke Avenue and Fulton Avenue. The Contractor for this project is Warner Bros., LLC of Sunderland MA. 
  • Work is complete for the winter season. Remaining punch-list work will be completed in the spring of 2019.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Week of 12-3-18 Weather Permitting



Week of 12-3-18

Pothole Update:
  • This week, the DPW repaired potholes at various locations in the City. 
  • For winter weather conditions, sand boxes have been filled and placed in 39 locations throughout the City. 
  • The largest potholes are filled first to alleviate hazards to motor vehicles. As hazards arise and are identified they will be addressed. To report a pothole please visit: http://northamptonma.gov/requesttracker.aspx
Hinckley Street
  • Ludlow Construction may be working on Hinckley Street. 
  • Remaining work includes reconfiguring a concrete step and miscellaneous Punch List Items. Many of these items should be resolved by the end of the day on November 29, and the Contractor will be complete at the end of this week. 
  • Police Officers may be on duty to facilitate traffic flow, if necessary.
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 will be completed this fall and final restoration of the staging area and access roads will be completed in the spring of 2019.
  • The project has removed the Upper Roberts Reservoir Dam and restored the Roberts Meadow Brook stream channel to its natural course. 
Downtown Paving – Pleasant, Hampton, Wright and Fulton
  • The project commenced in August and includes Pleasant Street, Hampton Avenue, Wright Avenue, Cooke Avenue and Fulton Avenue. The Contractor for this project is Warner Bros., LLC of Sunderland MA. 
  • Work is complete for the winter season. Remaining punchlist work will be completed in the spring of 2019.
South Street Bridge at Mill River Diversion Channel
  • The City has contracted with Northern Tree Service to perform vegetation removal and maintenance work on portions of the flood control system. 
  • The bridge on South Street near Earle Street that crosses the Mill River diversion channel includes flood control structures. Tree and vegetation removal adjacent to the bridge is anticipated to continue for several weeks. One way traffic will be in place during certain removal operations.
Bridge Road at Cooke Avenue
  • The City has contracted with Dagle Electric Corporation to replace the traffic signal and controls at the intersection of Bridge Road, Cooke Avenue and Jackson Street.
  • Foundation installation for the new signal mast arm is scheduled for Monday, December 3rd. Police officers will manage traffic flow, but motorists should expect delays and seek alternate routes. 
  • Additional work will continue this fall and winter as weather allows. Completion of the new signal and controls is anticipated in the spring of 2019.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Week of November 26, 2018


Week of 11-26-18

Pothole Update
  • This week the DPW repaired potholes on Glendale Road and Westhampton Road. During the storm the crews were busy plowing and sanding. After the storm, equipment maintenance was performed. Sewer lines at Gregory Lane, Mountain Street and the other areas were cleaned. Street sweeping is currently focused in the Coles Meadow Road area.
  • The largest potholes are filled first to alleviate hazards to motor vehicles. As hazards arise and are identified they will be addressed. To report a pothole please visit: http://northamptonma.gov/requesttracker.aspx
Hinckley Street
  • Ludlow Construction may be working on Hinckley Street this week.
  • Remaining work includes reconfiguring a concrete step, and miscellaneous Punch List Items.
  • Police Officers may be on duty to facilitate traffic flow, if necessary.

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 will be completed this fall and final restoration of the staging area and access roads will be completed in the spring of 2019. 
  • The project has removed the Upper Roberts Reservoir Dam and restored the Roberts Meadow Brook stream channel to its natural course. 
Downtown Paving – Pleasant, Hampton, Wright and Fulton
  • The project commenced in August and includes Pleasant Street, Hampton Avenue, Wright Avenue, Cooke Avenue and Fulton Avenue Downtown Paving Project. The Contractor for this project is Warner Bros., LLC of Sunderland MA. Emergency vehicle access and one-way traffic will be maintained, but there may be short duration road closures during certain phases. There will be traffic delays. Please seek alternate routes if possible. 
  • Week of November 26th to 30th – Crews will be conducting miscellaneous work at various locations. This includes paving driveway aprons on Cooke Avenue as well as finishing sidewalks, installing street markings, installing signs, and cleanup at various locations
  • Please use caution and drive defensively during this period as the crews work to finish as much as possible before the snow falls. 
Nonotuck Street Speed Humps
  • The speed humps on Nonotuck Street have been temporarily milled off by Warner Bros., the Downtown Paving contractor. Warner Bros. will replace the speed humps with ones that have a slightly different geometry. It is anticipated that the new speed tables will be completed the week of November 26th - 30th.
South Street Bridge at Mill River Diversion Channel
  • The City has contracted with Northern Tree Service to perform vegetation removal and maintenance work on portions of the flood control system. 
  • The bridge on South Street near Earle Street that crosses the Mill River diversion channel includes flood control structures. Tree and vegetation removal adjacent to the bridge is anticipated to continue for several weeks. One way traffic will be in place during certain removal operations that are scheduled for the latter part of this week. 
Bridge Road at Cooke Avenue
  • The City has contracted with Dagle Electric Corporation to replace the traffic signal and controls at the intersection of Bridge Road, Cooke Avenue and Jackson Street. 
  • Preliminary work will be underway this fall and winter as weather allows. Completion of the new signal and controls is anticipated in the spring of 2019.

Friday, November 16, 2018

DPW update for the week of 11-19-18

Week of 11-19-18

Pothole Update
  • This week the DPW  repaired sidewalks on Main and Pleasant Streets and repaired street cuts at Burts Pit Road and Winterberry Lane.  They also worked to remove broken curbs.  Snow plow preparations were also underway this week.  Street sweeping is currently focused in the Coles Meadow Road area.
  • The largest potholes are filled first to alleviate hazards to motor vehicles. As hazards arise and are identified they will be addressed. To report a pothole please visit: http://northamptonma.gov/requesttracker.aspx
Hinckley Street
  • Ludlow Construction may be working on Hinckley Street this week.
  • Remaining work includes reconfiguring a concrete step, and miscellaneous Punch List Items.
  • Police Officers may be on duty to facilitate traffic flow, if necessary.
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 will be completed this fall and final restoration of the staging area and access roads will be completed in the spring of 2019.
  • The project has removed the Upper Roberts Reservoir Dam and restored the Roberts Meadow Brook stream channel to its natural course.  
Downtown Paving – Pleasant, Hampton, Wright and Fulton
  • The project commenced in August and includes Pleasant Street, Hampton Avenue, Wright Avenue, Cooke Avenue and Fulton Avenue Downtown Paving Project. The Contractor for this project is Warner Bros., LLC of Sunderland MA. Emergency vehicle access and one-way traffic will be maintained, but there may be short duration road closures during certain phases. There will be traffic delays. Please seek alternate routes if possible. 
  • Week of November 19th to 23rd – Crews will be conducting miscellaneous work at various locations on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday (no street work on Thursday).  Work  includes paving driveway and street aprons, finishing sidewalks, installing street markings, installing signs, and cleanup 
  • Please use caution and drive defensively during this period as the crews work to finish as much as possible before the snow falls. 
Nonotuck Street Speed Humps
  • The speed humps on Nonotuck Street have been temporarily milled off by Warner Bros., the Downtown Paving contractor. Warner Bros. will replace the speed humps with ones that have a slightly different geometry.
South Street Bridge at Mill River Diversion Channel
  • The City has contracted with Northern Tree Service to perform vegetation removal and maintenance work on portions of the flood control system. 
  • The bridge on South Street near Earle Street that crosses the Mill River diversion channel includes flood control structures. Tree and vegetation removal adjacent to the bridge is anticipated to continue for several weeks. One way traffic will be in place during certain removal operations.      

Friday, November 9, 2018

for the week of November 12, 2018 weather permitting


Week of 11-12-18

Pothole Update
  • This week the DPW crews repaired curbs and turf on Winchester Terrace, Sandy Hill Road, Bridge Road, Pioneer Knolls, Deerfield Drive, Drewson Drive, Fairway Drive, and Birch Lane. 
  • The largest potholes are filled first to alleviate hazards to motor vehicles. As hazards arise and are identified they will be addressed. To report a pothole please visit: http://northamptonma.gov/requesttracker.aspx
Hinckley Street
  • Ludlow Construction will not be working on Hinckley Street this week. 
  • Remaining work includes reconfiguring a concrete step, and miscellaneous clean-up. 
  • Ludlow Construction plans to return Thanksgiving week to finish up the project. 
  • Police Officers will be on duty to facilitate traffic flow, if necessary. 
Chesterfield Road at Kennedy Road - Upper Roberts Meadow Reservoir Dam
  • SumCo Eco-Contracting, LLC has removed the dam and completed the in-water work. Restoration of the access roads and staging area will begin late this fall and be completed in the spring of 2019. 
  • The project has removed the Upper Roberts Reservoir Dam and restored the Roberts Meadow Brook stream channel to its natural course. 
Downtown Paving – Pleasant, Hampton, Wright and Fulton
  • The project commenced in August and includes Pleasant Street, Hampton Avenue, Wright Avenue, Cooke Avenue and Fulton Avenue Downtown Paving Project. The Contractor for this project is Warner Bros., LLC of Sunderland MA. Emergency vehicle access and one-way traffic will be maintained, but there may be short duration road closures during certain phases. There will be traffic delays. Please seek alternate routes if possible. 
  • Week of November 12th to 16th - Miscellaneous work at various locations includes paving driveway and street aprons, finishing sidewalks, installing street markings, installing signs, and cleanup 
  • Please use caution and drive defensively during this period as the crews work to finish the work before the snow falls. 
Nonotuck Street Speed Humps
  • The speed humps on Nonotuck Street have been temporarily milled off by Warner Bros., the Downtown Paving contractor. Warner Bros. will replace the speed humps with ones that have a slightly different geometry. 
South Street Bridge at Mill River Diversion Channel
  • The City has contracted with Northern Tree Service to perform vegetation removal and maintenance work on portions of the flood control system. 
  • The bridge on South Street near Earle Street that crosses the Mill River diversion channel includes flood control structures. Tree and vegetation removal adjacent to the bridge is anticipated to begin on Wednesday and continue for several weeks. One way traffic will be in place during certain removal operations.

Friday, November 2, 2018

The week of November 5, 2018 Weather Permitting

For the week of November 5, 2018

Pothole Update
  • This week the DPW crews performed patch cuts and patched the following streets: Cherry Street, Francis Street, Kingsley Avenue, Fruit Street, Smith Street, Drewson Drive, Mountain Street and Bancroft Road. Street sweeping efforts are focused in Ward 1. 
  • The largest potholes are filled first to alleviate hazards to motor vehicles. As hazards arise and are identified they will be addressed. To report a pothole please visit: http://northamptonma.gov/requesttracker.aspx
Hinckley Street
  • Ludlow Construction will be working on Hinckley Street on Saturday, Nov 2, continuing to finish up the project. 
  • This work includes reconfiguring a concrete step, loam & seed, and miscellaneous clean-up. 
  • A survey crew will also be in Friday, November 2, and will be back within a week or so. 
  • Police Officers will be on duty to facilitate traffic flow, if necessary.
Chesterfield Road at Kennedy Road - Upper Roberts Meadow Reservoir Dam
  • SumCo Eco-Contracting, LLC has removed the dam and completed the in-water work. Restoration of the access roads and staging area will begin late this fall and completed in the spring of 2019. 
  • The project has removed the Upper Roberts Reservoir Dam and restored the Roberts Meadow Brook stream channel to its natural course. 
Downtown Paving
  • The project commenced in August and includes Pleasant Street, Hampton Avenue, Wright Avenue, Cooke Avenue and Fulton Avenue Downtown Paving Project. The Contractor for this project is Warner Bros., LLC of Sunderland MA. Emergency vehicle access and one-way traffic will be maintained, but there may be short duration road closures during certain phases. There will be traffic delays. Please seek alternate routes if possible. 
  • Week of November 5th to 9th 
o Cooke Ave – Miscellaneous cleanup
o Hampton Ave – work on sidewalks, driveway aprons and miscellaneous cleanup
o Pleasant Street – work on driveways, side street aprons and miscellaneous cleanup. Pleasant Street work will also include installing lines on Monday and installing traffic sensors in the northbound lane (at Main Street intersection) on Thursday
o Wright Ave – Work on sidewalks and ADA ramps at Pleasant Street intersection
  • Please use caution and drive defensively during this period while the lanes and parking areas are not marked. 
Nonotuck Street
  • The speed humps on Nonotuck Street have been temporarily milled off by Warner Bros., the Downtown Paving contractor. Warner Bros. will replace the speed humps with ones that have a slightly different geometry.

Monday, October 29, 2018

Temporary Bike Path Closure 10/30/18

Please note that the Bike Path between The Round House parking lot and Veteran's Field will be closed from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m. on 10/30 for emergency drainage repairs.  Police will be on site. 

Thursday, October 25, 2018


For the week of October 29, 2018

Pothole Update
  • This week the DPW crews repaired potholes on North Farms Road, North Maple Street, and Warfield Place. Street sweeping efforts are focused in Ward 2. 
  • The largest potholes are filled first to alleviate hazards to motor vehicles. As hazards arise and are identified they will be addressed. To report a pothole please visit: http://northamptonma.gov/requesttracker.aspx
Hinckley Street
  • Ludlow Construction may be working on Hinckley Street this week, continuing to finish up the project. 
  • This work includes reconfiguring a concrete step, loam & seed, and miscellaneous clean-up. 
  • Police Officers will be on duty to facilitate traffic flow, if necessary. 
Chesterfield Road at Kennedy Road - Upper Roberts Meadow Reservoir Dam
  • SumCo Eco-Contracting, LLC has removed the dam and completed the in-water work. Restoration of the access roads and staging area will be undertaken during October and November. 
  • The project has removed the Upper Roberts Reservoir Dam and restored the Roberts Meadow Brook stream channel to its natural course. 
Downtown Paving
  • The project commenced in August and includes Pleasant Street, Hampton Avenue, Wright Avenue, Cooke Avenue and Fulton Avenue Downtown Paving Project. The Contractor for this project is Warner Bros., LLC of Sunderland MA. Emergency vehicle access and one-way traffic will be maintained, but there may be short duration road closures during certain phases. There will be traffic delays. Please seek alternate routes if possible. 
  • Week of October 292 through November 2 
  1. Hampton Ave – work on sidewalks and driveway aprons 
  2. Pleasant Street – work on driveway aprons 
  3. Cooke Ave – Trench patching and surface paving (Mon. & Tues.) 
  4. Fulton Ave and Wright Ave – no work planned at this time. 
  • Pleasant Street has resumed use of both lanes. 
  • Please use excess caution and drive defensively during this period while the lanes and parking areas are not marked. 
Nonotuck Street
  • The speed humps on Nonotuck Street have been temporarily milled off by Warner Bros., the Downtown Paving contractor. Warner Bros. will replace the speed humps with ones that have a slightly different geometry.

Friday, October 19, 2018

For the week of October 22, weather permitting



For the week of October 22, 2018

Pothole Update
  • This week the DPW crews repaired potholes on Spring Street and Holyoke Street.  They also worked on sewer cuts. Street sweeping efforts are focused in Ward 3. 
  • The largest potholes are filled first to alleviate hazards to motor vehicles. As hazards arise and are identified they will be addressed. To report a pothole please visit: http://northamptonma.gov/requesttracker.aspx
Hinckley Street
  • Ludlow Construction may be working on Hinckley Street this week, continuing to finish up the project. 
  • This work includes reconfiguring a concrete step, loam & seed, and miscellaneous clean-up. 
  • Police Officers will be on duty to facilitate traffic flow, if necessary. 
Chesterfield Road at Kennedy Road - Upper Roberts Meadow Reservoir Dam
  • SumCo Eco-Contracting, LLC has removed the dam and completed the in-water work. Restoration of the access roads and staging area will be undertaken during October and November. 
  • The project will remove the Upper Roberts Reservoir Dam to restore the Roberts Meadow Brook stream channel to its natural course. 
Chesterfield Road
  • Palmer Paving will be finishing up the project by hydroseeding and line-painting 
  • Detours may be in place around the construction zones from Chesterfield Rd and Spring St through Dimock St and possibly Reservoir Rd, Main Street Leeds and Spring Street. 
  • The project includes replacement of the water line, drainage improvements and reconstruction of the roadway. 
Downtown Paving
  • The project commenced in August and includes Pleasant Street, Hampton Avenue, Wright Avenue, Cooke Avenue and Fulton Avenue Downtown Paving Project. The Contractor for this project is Warner Bros., LLC of Sunderland MA. Emergency vehicle access and one-way traffic will be maintained, but there may be short duration road closures during certain phases. There will be traffic delays. Please seek alternate routes if possible. 
  • Week of October 22 through October 26 
Monday (10/22) – Paving on Pleasant Street and Hampton Avenue
Tuesday (10/23) – Paving on Pleasant Street, Wright Avenue, and Fulton Avenue
Wednesday (10/24) – Paving on Cooke Avenue and North King Street Sidewalk and driveway work on Hampton Avenue
Thursday (10/25) – Sidewalk and driveway work on Hampton Avenue Driveway work on Pleasant Street
Friday (10/26) – Sidewalk work on Hampton Avenue Driveway work on Wright Avenue and Fulton Avenue
  • The contractor proposes to pave one lane of Pleasant Street on Monday and the other lane on Tuesday. In the event of rain, paving on Pleasant Street may be shifted to October 24th. Parking will be prohibited on Pleasant Street from 6AM to 4PM on these days. During the paving operation (both days), traffic on Pleasant Street will be allowed to travel only in the northbound direction between Hockanum Road and Main Street. Southbound traffic will be detoured to the Conz Street roundabout. 
Nonotuck Street
  • Nonotuck speed humps have been milled and will be replaced with speed humps of a slightly different geometry as part of the downtown paving project. 







Friday, October 12, 2018

For the week of October 15, 2018 Weather Permitting


Pothole Update
  • This week the DPW crews repaired potholes on Burts Pit Road, Henshaw Avenue, Stowell Street, Heffernen Street, Longview Drive and Fruit Street and Spring Street. Pothole repair on North Farms Road, Glendale Road, and Old Springfield Road is in progress. Street sweeping efforts are focused in Ward 4. 
  • The largest potholes are filled first to alleviate hazards to motor vehicles. As hazards arise and are identified they will be addressed. To report a pothole please visit: http://northamptonma.gov/requesttracker.aspx 
Hinckley Street
  • Ludlow Construction will be working on Hinckley Street this week, continuing to finish up the project. 
  • This work includes survey work, miscellaneous clean-up, and loam and seed. 
  • Police Officers will be on duty to facilitate traffic flow as needed. 
Chesterfield Road at Kennedy Road - Upper Roberts Meadow Reservoir Dam
  • SumCo Eco-Contracting, LLC has removed the dam and completed the in-water work. Restoration of the access roads and staging area will be undertaken during October and November. 
  • The project will remove the Upper Roberts Reservoir Dam to restore the Roberts Meadow Brook stream channel to its natural course. 
Chesterfield Road
  • Palmer Paving will be finishing up the project by completing driveways and installing soil material to shore up the edges of the final pavement, and loam and seed. 
  • Detours will be in place around the construction zones as needed. 
  • The project includes replacement of the water line, drainage improvements and reconstruction of the roadway. 
Downtown Paving
  • Pleasant Street, Hampton Avenue, Wright Avenue, Cooke Avenue and Fulton Avenue Downtown Paving Project - Summer/Fall of 2018
  • Week of October 15 through October 19
    • Pleasant Street – adjusting structures (manholes, catch basins & valve boxes) and installing new curb ramps.
    • Wright Avenue – work on sidewalks and driveway.
    • Hampton Avenue – work on sidewalks and driveways. 
Nonotuck Street
  • Nonotuck speed humps have been milled and will be replaced with speed humps of a slightly different geometry as part of the downtown paving project.




Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Orchard Street Closure Oct 13 - 7 AM to 1 PM

Orchard Street will be closed to thru traffic on Saturday October 13th, 2018 between the hours of 7AM to 1 PM for the planting of 17 trees in the tree belt.

Emergency vehicles and residents will have access from either end of Orchard Street for the duration of the closure.