Thursday, April 26, 2018

Crafts Avenue Water Shutdown and Street Closure


4-26-18    Please be advised there is an emergency shutdown of water service on Crafts Avenue due to a water main break.  Crafts Avenue will be closed to all traffic during repairs.  Emergency services have been notified and the DPW is working to restore water service at the earliest possible time.  More information will be issued as it becomes available.

Monday, April 23, 2018

City of Northampton Hydrant Flushing Spring 2018

For information on Hydrant Flushing in Spring 2018 please see the following link.

Friday, April 20, 2018

For the week of April 23, 2018 Weather Permitting


Pothole Update

  • This week the DPW crews repaired the potholes on Industrial Drive, Chesterfield Road, and Front Street. The larges potholes are being 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.asp

·       Hinckley Street
  • Ludlow Construction will be installing Water Services on Hinckley Street between Maplewood Terrace and South Main Street.  In addition they will be doing drainage work along the edges of Hinckley Street between Riverside Drive and Nonotuck Street.
  • Traffic on Nonotuck Street and Hinckley Street will be restricted and Public Safety officer(s) shall be on duty.
  • The work on this road includes the replacement of water, sewer and drainage utilities, a new drainage outfall off Riverside Drive, new sidewalk, roadway reconstruction and repaving, and a raised crosswalk across Nonotuck Street.
Pleasant and Holyoke Streets 
  • George Cairns and Sons Construction is tentatively scheduled to begin completion of remaining work and final paving the week of April 23rd. Paving and reopening of the roadway is anticipated to be complete in early May. Holyoke Street will remain CLOSED TO THROUGH TRAFFIC from Pleasant Street to Hawley Street until paving is complete.  Access for local businesses will be maintained.
  • Construction on the new building at 256 Pleasant Street is underway and will continue throughout 2018.
Day Avenue, North Maple Street & North Farms Road
  • Caracas Construction will undertake final roadway and sidewalk paving and greenbelt restoration beginning this week by raising structures on Day Avenue.
  • Day Avenue and North Maple Street MAY be CLOSED TO THROUGH TRAFFIC to facilitate construction. Access for local residents will be maintained.
  • Final paving of Day Avenue is anticipated to be completed in late April.
  • On North Maple Street and North Farms Road, replacement of a section of drainage pipe near the intersection with Mountain Street and a permanent trench patch over the new water line will occur in late April or early May.
 Audubon Road  
  • Greenbelt restoration will begin after paving is complete.
Clement Street Bridge
  • Repair work for the Clement Street Bridge has been awarded to N.E.L. Corporation. Project submittals are currently under review. Anticipated project completion and bridge re-opening is summer 2018.
  • Pedestrian and bicyclist use of the bridge will be allowed except during active construction which is anticipated to begin in late April or early May.

Friday, April 13, 2018

For the week of April 16, 2018 Weather Permitting


Pothole Update

  • This week the DPW crews repaired the potholes on Smith Street, Burts Pit Road, Williams Street, Bliss Street, Scanlon Avenue, and Hockanum Road.  North Farms Road, Hampton Avenue, and Main Street in Northampton are all in the process of being repaired.  The larges potholes are being 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.asp

·       Hinckley Street
  • Ludlow Construction will be installing water main on Hinckley Street near Nonotuck Street and South Main Street. No water shutdowns are anticipated.
  • The work on this road includes the replacement of water, sewer and drainage utilities, a new drainage outfall off Riverside Drive, new sidewalk, roadway reconstruction and repaving, and a raised crosswalk across Nonotuck Street.
Pleasant and Holyoke Streets 
  • George Cairns and Sons Construction is tentatively scheduled to begin completion of remaining work and final paving the week of April 23rd. Paving and reopening of the roadway is anticipated to be complete in early May. Holyoke Street will remain CLOSED TO THROUGH TRAFFIC from Pleasant Street to Hawley Street until paving is complete.  Access for local businesses will be maintained.
  • Construction on the new building at 256 Pleasant Street is underway and will continue throughout 2018.
Day Avenue, North Maple Street & North Farms Road
  • Caracas Construction will undertake final roadway and sidewalk paving and greenbelt restoration beginning this week by raising structures on Day Avenue.
  • Day Avenue and North Maple Street MAY be CLOSED TO THROUGH TRAFFIC to facilitate construction. Access for local residents will be maintained.
  • Final paving of Day Avenue is anticipated to be completed in late April.
  • On North Maple Street and North Farms Road, replacement of a section of drainage pipe near the intersection with Mountain Street and a permanent trench patch over the new water line will occur in late April or early May.
 Audubon Road  
  • Borges Construction has raised structures in the roadway in anticipation of final paving.
  • Borges will be preparing driveways this week in anticipation of final paving.
  • Final paving is currently scheduled for Wednesday, April 18th.
  • Greenbelt restoration will begin after paving is complete.
Clement Street Bridge
  • Repair work for the Clement Street Bridge has been awarded to N.E.L. Corporation. Project submittals are currently under review. Anticipated project completion and bridge re-opening is summer 2018.
  • Pedestrian and bicyclist use of the bridge will be allowed except during active construction which is anticipated to begin in late April or early May.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

April 10, 2018 Water Flushing


The Water Department is continuing to clear the water system in the area of Elm Street and Baystate Village.  Cloudy water may still be expected until later this afternoon.  

To flush the system in your home you can run a small stream of cold water only for up to 15 minutes

Friday, April 6, 2018

Projects for the week of April 9, 2018 Weather permitting

For the Week of 4/9/18, Weather Permitting

Pothole Update
  • This week the DPW crews repaired the potholes on Cross Street, Market Street and Union Street.  Burts Pit Road is in progress.  The largest potholes are being filled first to alleviate hazards to motor vehicles.  As hazards arise and are identified they will be addressed.  These operations will continue until mid-April, when the asphalt plants re-open.  
Hinckley Street
  •  Ludlow Construction will be doing water main work on Nonotuck Street near Hinckley Street and on South Main Street near Hinckley Street.
  • The South Main Street work includes overnight work beginning at 8:00 PM on Sunday, April 8.
  • Traffic on Nonotuck Street, South Main Street and Hinckley Street will be restricted and Public Safety officer(s) will be on duty.
  • The work on this road includes the replacement of water, sewer and drainage utilities, a new drainage outfall off Riverside Drive, new sidewalk, roadway reconstruction and repaving, and a raised crosswalk across Nonotuck Street.

Pleasant and Holyoke Streets 
  • George Cairns and Sons Construction has completed installation of a large drainage culvert in Holyoke Street and the Lumberyard property. Holyoke Street will remain CLOSED TO THROUGH TRAFFIC from Pleasant Street to Hawley Street until asphalt plants open in April and paving can be completed.  Access for local businesses will be maintained.
  • Construction on the new building at 256 Pleasant Street is underway and will continue throughout 2018.
Day Avenue, North Maple Street & North Farms Road
  • Caracas Construction will undertake final roadway and sidewalk paving and greenbelt restoration in late April or early May.
  • On North Maple Street and North Farms Road, replacement of a section of drainage pipe near the intersection with Mountain Street and a permanent trench patch over the new water line will occur in late April or early May.
 Audubon Road  
  • Borges Construction will mobilize on Monday and will be raising manhole structures in preparation for paving. The roadway will have raised structures until final paving is complete. Motorists should use caution. 
  • Final paving is in the process of being scheduled. Greenbelt restoration will occur after final paving is complete.
Clement Street Bridge
  • Repair work for the Clement Street Bridge has been awarded to N.E.L. Corporation. Project submittals are currently under review. Anticipated project completion and bridge re-opening is summer 2018.
  • Pedestrian and bicyclist use of the bridge will be allowed except during active construction which is anticipated to begin in late April or early May.

Friday, March 30, 2018

Projects for the week of April 2, 2018 Weather permitting

For the Week of 4/2/18, Weather Permitting

Pothole Update
  • This week the DPW crews repaired the potholes on Pine Street, Meadow Street and Henshaw Avenue.  They are currently working on Spring Street and Trumbull Road.  The largest potholes are being filled first to alleviate hazards to motor vehicles.  As hazards arise and are identified they will be addressed.  These operations will continue until mid-April, when the asphalt plants re-open.  
Hinckley Street
  •  Ludlow Construction will be doing water main work on Nonotuck Street near Hinckley Street and on Hinckley Street between Maplewood Terrace and South Main Street.
  • The Nonotuck Street work includes early morning work beginning at 3:00 AM on Tuesday, April 3.
  • Traffic on Nonotuck Street and Hinckley Street will be restricted and Public Safety officer(s) shall be on duty.
  • The work on this road includes the replacement of water, sewer and drainage utilities, a new drainage outfall off Riverside Drive, new sidewalk, roadway reconstruction and repaving, and a raised crosswalk across Nonotuck Street.

Pleasant and Holyoke Streets 
  •  George Cairns and Sons Construction has completed installation of a large drainage culvert in Holyoke Street and the Lumberyard property. Holyoke Street will remain CLOSED TO THROUGH TRAFFIC from Pleasant Street to Hawley Street until asphalt plants open in April and paving can be completed.  Access for local businesses will be maintained.
  • Construction on the new building at 256 Pleasant Street is underway and will continue throughout 2018.
Day Avenue, North Maple Street & North Farms Road
  • Caracas Construction will undertake final roadway and sidewalk paving and greenbelt restoration in late April or early May.
  • On North Maple Street and North Farms Road, replacement of a section of drainage pipe near the intersection with Mountain Street and a permanent trench patch over the new water line will occur in late April or early May.
 Audubon Road  
  • Borges Construction will undertake final paving and greenbelt restoration in late April or early May.
Clement Street Bridge
  • Repair work for the Clement Street Bridge has been awarded to N.E.L. Corporation. Project submittals are currently under review. Anticipated project completion and bridge re-opening is summer 2018.
  • Pedestrian and bicyclist use of the bridge will be allowed except during active construction which is anticipated to begin in late April or early May.