Monday, January 8, 2018

Reverse 911 North King Street



In the area of North King Street to the Hatfield town line there is an emergency shutdown of the water service today due to a water main break.  The estimated restoration time is 5 p.m. today.  We will update information if the restoration time will be later than 5 p.m.  We are sorry for any inconvenience this causes you. 

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Construction for the Week of 12-25-17

Construction for the Week of 12-25-17 Weather Permitting

Hinckley Street  
  • Ludlow Construction is demobilized for the winter. Project construction will start up again in the spring. The schedule will be posted at that time.
  • 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 will continue installing a large drainage culvert in Holyoke Street and the Lumberyard property. Holyoke Street will be CLOSED TO THROUGH TRAFFIC from Pleasant Street to Hawley Street until late January.  Access for local residents and businesses will be maintained.
  • The work consists of realigning a section of drainage culvert behind the former Northampton Lumber site and across Holyoke Street in order to accommodate the redevelopment of the site.
Day Avenue, North Maple Street & North Farms Road
  • Caracas Construction has demobilized for the season. Final roadway and sidewalk paving and greenbelt restoration will occur next spring.
  • Work on North Maple Street and North Farms Road is complete for the season. A section of drainage pipe near the intersection with Mountain Street and a permanent trench patch for the water line replacement will occur next spring.

 Audubon Road  

  • Borges Construction has demobilized for the season. Final paving and lawn restoration will occur next spring.
  • The work on this road includes replacing water and drain lines and a box culvert followed by reclaiming and repaving of the roadway from the center of Leeds to near house #200. 
Clement Street Bridge Closure
  • At a semiannual inspection of the Clement Street Bridge last week, MassDOT bridge inspectors identified a critical structural deficiency. After conference with the Department of Public Works (DPW), the decision has been made to close the bridge beginning on Friday, December 15, 2017 at 7:00AM.
  • The DPW has been proactively planning and preparing for work on the Clement Street Bridge that would make structural repairs that address this and other structural deficiencies. In October 2016, DPW retained the services of Greenman Pedersen, Inc. (GPI) to design these repairs. Design plans were submitted to MassDOT in the early summer of 2017. MassDOT approved the plans last week. The approved design will be put out to bid in January of 2018 with work expected to begin in early spring. Anticipated project completion and bridge re-opening is summer 2018.
  • Pedestrian and bicyclist use of the bridge will be allowed.

Friday, December 15, 2017

Construction for the Week of 12-18-17 Weather Permitting

Hinckley Street   



  • Ludlow Construction will continue to install new water services on Hinckley Street between Warner Street and Maplewood Terrace this week.  Unanticipated water shutdowns on Hinckley St may occur as we continue to install new water system components in close proximity to the 130 year-old water main that still serves residence along the Street. 
  • Ludlow Construction will also be patching Hinckley Street and begin demobilizing for the winter. Project construction will start up again in the spring.  The schedule will be posted at that time.
  • Expect temporary road closures on Hinckley Street between Warner Street and Maplewood Terrace.
  • 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 will continue installing a large drainage culvert in Holyoke Street and the Lumberyard property. Holyoke Street will be CLOSED TO THROUGH TRAFFIC from Pleasant Street to Hawley Street until late January.  Access for local residents and businesses will be maintained.
  • The work consists of realigning a section of drainage culvert behind the former Northampton Lumber site and across Holyoke Street in order to accommodate the redevelopment of the site.
Day Avenue, North Maple Street & North Farms Road
  • Caracas Construction has demobilized for the season. Final roadway and sidewalk paving and greenbelt restoration will occur next spring.
  • Work on North Maple Street and North Farms Road is complete for the season. A section of drainage pipe near the intersection with Mountain Street and a permanent trench patch for the water line replacement will occur next spring.

 Audubon Road  


  • Borges Construction has demobilized for the season. Final paving and lawn restoration will occur next spring.
  • The work on this road includes replacing water and drain lines and a box culvert followed by reclaiming and repaving of the roadway from the center of Leeds to near house #200.

Clement Street Bridge Closure



At a semiannual inspection of the Clement Street Bridge last week, MassDOT bridge inspectors identified a critical structural deficiency. After conference with the Department of Public Works (DPW), the decision has been made to close the bridge beginning on Friday, December 15, 2017 at 7:00AM.

The DPW has been proactively planning and preparing for work on the Clement Street Bridge that would make structural repairs that address this and other structural deficiencies. In October 2016, DPW retained the services of Greenman Pedersen, Inc. (GPI) to design these repairs. Design plans were submitted to MassDOT in the early summer of 2017. MassDOT approved the plans last week. The approved design will be put out to bid in January of 2018 with work expected to begin in early spring. Anticipated project completion and bridge re-opening is summer 2018.

Pedestrian and bicyclist use of the bridge will be allowed.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Temporary Road Closure on Phillips Place



The Department of Public Works will have a temporary road closure on Phillips Place between Hawley Street and Pomeroy Terrace.

This temporary closure will take place on Monday December 11th, 2017 between 8:00am and 4:00pm. Emergency and resident vehicles will have access from either end of the street.

The closure is required in order to complete emergency repairs to a sanitary sewer service.

Vehicle traffic will return to normal after the work is complete, and motorists are advised to seek alternate routes if possible.

Motorists are advised to approach this work zone with caution, and be prepared for traffic delays.

This message will be updated as needed, Thank you.

Friday, December 8, 2017

Construction for the Week of 12-11-17 Weather Permitting

Construction for the Week of 12-11-17 Weather Permitting

Hinckley Street   


  • Ludlow Construction will continue to construct the new water system on Hinckley Street, in between Winslow Avenue and Nonotuck Street this week.  Unanticipated water shutdowns on Hinckley St may occur as we continue to install the new water system in close proximity to the 130 year-old water main that still serves residence along the Street. 
  • Expect temporary road closures on Hinckley Street and the intersections of Wislow Avenue and Maplewood Terrace.
  • 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 will continue installing a large drainage culvert in Holyoke Street and the Lumberyard property. Holyoke Street will be CLOSED TO THROUGH TRAFFIC from Pleasant Street to Hawley Street until late December. Access for local residents and businesses will be maintained.
  • The work consists of realigning a section of drainage culvert behind the former Northampton Lumber site and across Holyoke Street in order to accommodate the redevelopment of the site.
Day Avenue, North Maple Street & North Farms Road


  • Caracas Construction has demobilized for the season. Final roadway and sidewalk paving and greenbelt restoration will occur next spring.
  • Work on North Maple Street and North Farms Road is complete for the season. A section of drainage pipe near the intersection with Mountain Street and a permanent trench patch for the water line replacement will occur next spring.

 Audubon Road  


  • Borges Construction has demobilized for the season. Final paving and lawn restoration will occur next spring.
  • The work on this road includes replacing water and drain lines and a box culvert followed by reclaiming and repaving of the roadway from the center of Leeds to near house #200.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Travel Lane Shift on State Street



The Department of Public Works will have a travel lane shift on State State between Bright Street and Trumbull Road.

This lane shift will take place on Thursday December 7th, 2017 between 7:30am and 4:00pm.

The lane shift is required in order to complete emergency repairs to a sanitary sewer service.

Police details will be present, vehicle traffic will return to normal after the work is complete, and motorists are advised to seek alternate routes if possible.

Motorists are advised to approach this work zone with caution, and be prepared for traffic delays.

This message will be updated as needed, Thank you.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Temporary Road Closure on Woodmont Road

Woodmont Road between North Street and Bradford Street will be temporarily closed to thru traffic on Tuesday December 5th & 6th, 2017.

The temporary road closure on Woodmont Road will be from 7:30am until 4:00pm to complete emergency maintenance to the storm water culvert under the road. Residents & Emergency vehicles will have access to their driveways via Woodmont and Bradford Street ends.

The road will reopen open after the work is complete, and motorists are advised to seek alternate routes if possible.

Motorists are advised to approach this work zone with caution, and be prepared for traffic delays.

This message will be updated as needed, thank you for your cooperation.

Friday, December 1, 2017

Construction for the Week of December 4, 2017 Weather Permitting

Construction for the Week of 12-4-17 Weather Permitting

Hinckley Street   


  • Ludlow Construction will continue to construct the new water system on Hinckley Street, in between Winslow Avenue and Nonotuck Street this week.  Unanticipated water shutdowns on Hinckley St may occur as we continue to install the new water system in close proximity to the 130 year-old water main that still serves residence along the Street. 
  • Expect temporary road closures on Hinckley Street and the intersections of Wislow Avenue and Maplewood Terrace.
  • 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 will continue installing a large drainage culvert in Holyoke Street and the Lumberyard property. Holyoke Street will be CLOSED TO THROUGH TRAFFIC from Pleasant Street to Hawley Street until late December. Access for local residents and businesses will be maintained.
  • The work consists of realigning a section of drainage culvert behind the former Northampton Lumber site and across Holyoke Street in order to accommodate the redevelopment of the site.
Day Avenue, North Maple Street & North Farms Road


  • Caracas Construction has demobilized for the season. Final roadway and sidewalk paving and greenbelt restoration will occur next spring.
  • Work on North Maple Street and North Farms Road is complete for the season. A section of drainage pipe near the intersection with Mountain Street and a permanent trench patch for the water line replacement will occur next spring.

 Audubon Road  


  • Borges Construction has demobilized for the season. Final paving and lawn restoration will occur next spring.
  • The work on this road includes replacing water and drain lines and a box culvert followed by reclaiming and repaving of the roadway from the center of Leeds to near house #200.