Friday, March 22, 2019

Construction for the week of March 25, 2019 Weather Permitting


Highway Division Update

  • Last week, Public Works repaired potholes on Bridge Road, Chesterfield Road, Montague Road, Spring Street, Glendale Road, Hatfield Street, Burts Pit Road, Reservoir Road, Masonic Street, Cardinal Way, Dimock Street, Meadow Street, Look Park Round-about, Florence Street, and Island Road.  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.

Burts Pit Road Paving Project

  • The City has contracted with Palmer Paving for pavement reclamation on Burts Pit Road from Clement Street to Forest Glen Road. The project primarily involves paving with some drainage improvements between Florence Road and Clement Street and in the vicinity of Deerfield Drive, Rural Lane, and Woods Road. The overall schedule is from March 25 to August 15. Emergency vehicle access and one-way traffic will be maintained, but there will be several days of road closures between Clement Street and Florence Road between 7am and 2pm. There will be traffic delays. Please seek alternate routes if possible.
  • For the week of March 25: The contractor will be marking out the project, installing erosion and sedimentation controls, and installing tree protection. 

Burts Pit Road Sliplining Project
  • The City has contracted with Aqua Line Utility to "slipline" two culverts that convey streams under the road, which involves inserting new pipes into the existing culverts to repair them.
  • There are two locations, a twin culvert near #947 Burts Pit Road and a culvert near #1021 Burts Pit Road.
  • The project will begin on February 25. The duration of the project is expected to be one month.
  • The contractor will require lane closures during construction, and there will be traffic police to allow one-way traffic at all times.
Bridge Road at Cooke Avenue

  • The City has contracted with Dagle Electric Corporation to upgrade the traffic signal and controls at the intersection of Bridge Road, Cooke Avenue and Jackson Street.
  • Dagle will be on site Monday-Thursday installing new signal heads and wiring the new traffic control cabinet. The existing signals will continue to operate normally until the new signals are placed in service.
  • Temporary stoppage of traffic may be required during certain operations. Motorists should use caution in the work zone, expect delays and seek alternate routes, if possible, and obey police details directing traffic.
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.

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.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Bike path temporary closure

Bike Path - Between the Roundhouse Lot and Veteran's Field will be closed on March 20, 2019 for drainage maintenance. 

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Construction for the week of March 18, 2019 weather permitting

Highway Division Update

  • Last week, Public Works repaired potholes on Spring Street, Market Street, Main Street, Clement Street, Bridge Road, Hatfield Street, Cooke Avenue, Riverside Drive, Elm Street, Glendale Road, West Street, North Elm Street, South Street, Chesterfield Road,Industrial Drive, Masonic Street, Prospect Street and Burts Pit Road.  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.
  • Snow removal work was done along Westhampton Road.

 Burts Pit Road Sliplining Project

  • The City has contracted with Aqua Line Utility to "slipline" two culverts that convey streams under the road, which involves inserting new pipes into the existing culverts to repair them.
  • There are two locations, a twin culvert near #947 Burts Pit Road and a culvert near #1021 Burts Pit Road.
  • The project will begin on February 25. The duration of the project is expected to be one month.
  • The contractor will require lane closures during construction, and there will be traffic police to allow one-way traffic at all times.

Tree Removal

  • The City of Northampton has contracted with Northern Tree to remove approximately 50 dead red pine hazard trees at the corner of Reservoir Rd and Chesterfield Rd. This work will begin next week on Monday (3/18), and will likely continue for 3-4 days. Because a crane will be used to remove the trees, traffic may be impacted. Police details have been scheduled for these days.

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.
  • Dagle will be on site Monday-Thursday placing the new mast arm and signals. The existing signals will continue to operate normally until the new signals are placed in service.
  • Temporary stoppage of traffic may be required during certain operations. Motorists should use caution in the work zone, expect delays and seek alternate routes if possible, and obey police details directing traffic.

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.

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, March 8, 2019

Construction for the week of March 10, 2019 weather permitting

Construction for the week of March 10, 2019 weather permitting

Highway Division Update
  • Last week, Public Works repaired potholes on Hatfield Street, Bridge Road, Locust Street, Spring Street, Elm Street, Burts Pit Road, Earl Street, Wilson Avenue, Market Street and Clement Street Bridge.  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.
  • Snow removal work was done in the following areas:  Reed Street, Charles Street, Sanderson Road, Fairway Circle, Blackberry Lane, Prospect Avenue, Revell Avenue, Olive Street, East Street, Fort Street, Manhan Street, Columbus Street, Lyman Road, Conz Street, Wright Avenue, Fruit Street, Earl Street, Maple Ridge Road, Florence Road, Old Wilson Road, Calvin Terrace, Norfolk Street, Jackson Street, Pinebrooke Curve, Rick Drive and downtown Northampton.
  Burts Pit Road Sliplining Project
  • The City has contracted with Aqua Line Utility to "slipline" two culverts that convey streams under the road, which involves inserting new pipes into the existing culverts to repair them.
  • There are two locations, a twin culvert near #947 Burts Pit Road and a culvert near #1021 Burts Pit Road.
  • The project will begin on February 25. The duration of the project is expected to be one month, with each location taking approximately 2 weeks.
  • The contractor will require lane closures during construction, and there will be traffic police to allow one-way traffic at all times.
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.
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
  • SmCo 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. 
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.



Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Burts Pit Road Closure 3/6/19


Please be advised that Burts Pit Road will be closed to thru-traffic between Cardinal Way and Florence Road on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 from 1 PM- 5 PM for culvert repairs.  Detours will be in place and police will be on site.  Emergency departments have been notified.  Access will be maintained for residents.

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Construction for the week of March 3, 2019

Highway Division Update

  • Last week, Public Works repaired potholes on Glendale Road, Industrial Drive, Cross Street, Florence Road, Burts Pit Road, Bridge Road and Spring Street. 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.
  • Snow preparation and removal work was done around the last storm.

  Burts Pit Road Sliplining Project

  • The City has contracted with Aqua Line Utility to "slipline" two culverts that convey streams under the road, which involves inserting new pipes into the existing culverts to repair them.
  • There are two locations, a twin culvert near #947 Burts Pit Road and a culvert near #1021 Burts Pit Road.
  • The project will begin on February 25. The duration of the project is expected to be one month, with each location taking approximately 2 weeks.
  • The contractor will require lane closures during construction, and there will be traffic police to allow one-way traffic at all times.

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.

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. 

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.


Monday, February 25, 2019

Chesterfield Rd CLOSED between Sylvester Rd/Kennedy Rd and Montague Rd

The Department of Public Works has closed Chesterfield Rd between Sylvester Rd/Kennedy Rd and Montague Rd due to downed utility poles.  National Grid has been notified; however, due to other downed poles in the region related to high winds, their response time is unknown.  All motorists are asked to seek alternate routes to avoid the closure.  The road will only be reopened once it is safe to do so.  Please contact National Grid for updates.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Construction for the week of February 25 - Weather Permitting

Highway Division Update
  • Last week, Public Works repaired potholes on Dunphy Drive, Glendale Road,  Westhampton Road, Old Wilson Road, Rocky Hill Road, Grove Street, Chapel Street, Maple Street, Nonotuck Street, Church Street, King Street, Brookwood Drive, Ellington Road, Florence Road, Platinum Circle, Burts Pit Road, and Glendale Road.  
  • 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.
  • Snow removal work was done from the area of Spring Grove Avenue and Hastings Street as well as the area of Evergreen Road.  
Burts Pit Road Sliplining Project
  • The City has contracted with Aqua Line Utility to "slipline" two culverts that convey streams under the road, which involves inserting new pipes into the existing culverts to repair them.
  • There are two locations, a twin culvert near #947 Burts Pit Road and a culvert near #1021 Burts Pit Road.
  • The project will begin on February 25. The duration of the project is expected to be one month, with each location taking approximately 2 weeks.
  • The contractor will require lane closures during construction, and there will be traffic police to allow one-way traffic at all times.
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.
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. 
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, February 14, 2019

Construction Update for the Week of February 18, weather permitting

Highway Division Update:
  • Last week, Public Works repaired potholes on Lovefield Street, the corner of Cedar and South Streets, Burt's Pit Road, Hatfield Street, Meadow Street, Elm Street, South Main Street, Bridge Road, Woods Road, Maple Ridge Road, the corner of Florence and Burt's Pit Roads, Northern Avenue, King Street, Industrial Park, Glendale Road, Riverside Drive, Clement Street, Florence Street, Bliss Street and Scanlon Avenue.
  • 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.
  • Crews removed snow from downtown Northampton, various parking lots and surrounding streets in addition to intersections throughout the City. 
  • Due to the snow and rain, crews continue to address drainage issues as necessary.
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.
Bridge Road at Cooke Avenue Traffic Signal:
  • 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.
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.
Hinckley Street
  • Friday, February 1 and Monday, February 4, Ludlow Construction completed TV inspection of the newly installed sanitary sewer main.   
  • Ludlow Construction has completed all work on Hinckley Street. No further work is planned at this time.

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Construction Update for the Week of February 11, weather permitting

Highway Division Update:
  • Last week, Public Works repaired potholes on South Street, Spring Street, Lovefield Street and Cedar 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.
  • Crews removed snow from downtown Northampton, various parking lots and surrounding streets and filled sand barrels throughout the City. 
  • Work was completed on Bottums Road to address drainage issues.
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.
Bridge Road at Cooke Avenue Traffic Signal:
  • 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.
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.
Hinckley Street
  • Friday, February 1 and Monday, February 4, Ludlow Construction completed TV inspection of the newly installed sanitary sewer main.   
  • Ludlow Construction has completed all work on Hinckley Street. No further work is planned at this time.

Friday, February 1, 2019

Construction Update for the Week of February 4, weather permitting

Highway Division Update:
  • Last week, Public Works repaired potholes on Glendale Road, Pine Street, Bridge Street, Hatfield Street and Nonotuck Street.
  • 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.
  • Crews responded to the storm the night of January 29 in addition to removing snow from downtown Northampton, various parking lots and surrounding streets. Snow removal was also performed on bridges throughout the city in addition to catchbasins and runoffs.
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.
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.
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, January 25, 2019

Construction Update for the week of January 29, weather permitting

Highway Division Update:
  • Last week, Public Works repaired potholes on Leonard St, Nonotuck St, Fifth St, Elm St, Riverside Dr, Pine St and North Farms Rd.
  • 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.
  • Crews worked around the clock for snow removal before, during and after the snow storm and then during the rain to clean catch basins and alleviate street flooding.
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.
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.
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.