Friday, September 26, 2014

Paving Construction Update - Week of September 29th

Warner Bros., LLC will be setting grades on Sylvester Road in preparation for reclaiming the roadway. The road will be open to two-way traffic and construction activities will be light during the week. Minor traffic delays may occur.

A Department of Public works crew will continue with box paving on Coles Meadow Road. The road will be reduced to one lane of traffic during times of the blacktop operation. Motorists please be aware of the road construction and take caution while passing work crews.

Reclaiming of Sylvester Road is anticipated to begin the week of October 6th. Due to the narrowness of the roadway, Sylvester Road will be OPEN TO LOCAL TRAFFIC ONLY during reclaiming and grading operations. All other traffic will be DETOURED along Chesterfield Road, Spring Street and Ryan Road. Please plan accordingly and seek alternate routes.

Please be considerate of the work areas, obey directions from traffic control officers and take caution when passing work crews. Contact the DPW at 587-1570 if you need more information.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Coles Meadow Road Paving

The Dept. of Public Works will begin box paving operations on Coles Meadow Road September 24th 2014, between 7am to 3pm. The paving operation will continue all week long, and may continue the following week of September 29th 2014.

The road will be reduced to one lane of traffic during times of the blacktop operation. Motorists please be aware of the road construction and take caution while passing work crews. This blog will be updated as needed during this construction project; if you need more information please contact the D.P.W. at 413-587-1570.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Paving Construction Update - Week of September 22nd

For the first half of the week, Warner Brothers will be working on installing new drainage structures and culvert crossings at several locations on SYLVESTER ROAD. The road will be OPEN TO LOCAL TRAFFIC ONLY. All other traffic will be DETOURED along Chesterfield Road, Spring Street and Ryan Road. Please plan accordingly.

On Thursday and Friday, Warner Brothers is scheduled to mill and rebuild the three raised crosswalks on NORTH STREET to more clearly define their profile and improve their effectiveness. Short detours around the work will be required. If the work is not completed on Friday, any remaining work will be completed at a time yet to be determined. 

Please be considerate of the work area and obey directions from traffic control officers and contact the DPW at 587-1570 if you need more information. 

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Paving Construction Update - Week of September 15th

For the week of September 15th, Warner Brothers will continue working on driveway and sidewalk transitions to rebuilt handicap access ramps, loam and seeding of disturbed areas and other miscellaneous work. The work will primarily be located on Chestnut, Main and North Main Streets in Florence. One way traffic may be required in the immediate work area resulting in minor traffic delays. Please be considerate of the work area and obey directions from traffic control officers.

Preliminary drainage work may begin next week on Sylvester Road depending on the contractor's work flow and crew availability.

Please contact the DPW at 587-1570 if you need more information.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Paving Construction Update - Week of September 8th

For the week of September 8th, weather permitting, Warner Brothers will continue working on driveway and sidewalk transitions to the newly paved streets and rebuilt handicap access ramps and other miscellaneous work, and Markings, Inc. will continue painting traffic control markings. On Wednesday and Friday, preliminary work will begin on Sylvester Road.

If possible, motorists should seek alternate routes to avoid construction and possible delays. One way traffic will be maintained during line painting. Two way traffic will generally be maintained during sidewalk and driveway work. On Street parking will not be allowed in Florence on Wednesday to paint parking spaces. Line painting is a moving operation and motorists should expect minor delays. Please be considerate of the operation, obey directions from traffic control officers and avoid driving on newly painted lines.

Monday, 9/8
  • Line Painting - Various newly paved streets
  • Sidewalks, Driveways, etc. - Chestnut and Main Streets 
Tuesday, 9/9
  • Line Painting - Various newly paved streets
  • Sidewalks, Driveways, etc. - Chestnut and Main Streets
Wednesday, 9/10
  • Line Painting - Downtown Florence Parking Spaces
  • Sidewalks, Driveways, etc. - North Main Street
  • Erosion control measures - Sylvester Road
Thursday, 9/11
  • Sidewalks, Driveways, etc. - North Main Street
Friday, 9/12
  • Sidewalks, Driveways, etc. - North Main Street
  • Test pits - Sylvester Road
Please contact the DPW at 587-1570 if you need more information.

Thank you for being patient and considerate during the construction process.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Paving Construction Update - Week of September 1st

For the week of September 1st, weather permitting, Warner Brothers will continue working on driveway and sidewalk transitions to the newly paved streets and rebuilt handicap access ramps, and Markings, Inc. will be painting traffic control markings.

If possible, motorists should seek alternate routes to avoid construction and possible delays. One way traffic will be maintained during line painting. Two way traffic will generally be maintained during sidewalk and driveway work. On Street parking will not be allowed in Florence on Thursday. Line painting is a moving operation and motorists should expect minor delays. Please be considerate of the operation, obey directions from traffic control officers and avoid driving on newly painted lines.

Monday, 9/1 - Labor Day Holiday, No Work

Tuesday, 9/2
  • Line Painting - North Main and Main Street (Florence)
  • Sidewalks, Driveways - Prospect and Jackson Streets
Wednesday, 9/3
  • Line Painting - Main and Chestnut Streets (Florence)
  • Sidewalks, Driveways - Prospect and Jackson Streets
Thursday, 9/4
  • Line Painting - Bridge and North Streets
  • Sidewalks, Driveways - Main and North Main Streets (Florence)
Friday, 9/5
  • Line Painting - Prospect and Jackson Streets
  • Sidewalks, Driveways - Main and North Main Streets (Florence)

Please contact the DPW at 587-1570 if you need more information.

Thank you for being patient and considerate during the construction process.

 

Friday, August 22, 2014

Paving Construction Update - Week of August 25th

Paving operations in Florence were halted around noon on Thursday, August 21st due to wet weather, and no street paving will occur on Friday due to continued wet conditions. Warner Bros will be working on sidewalk and driveway transitions at various locations during the day on Friday.

For the week of August 25th, weather permitting, Warner Bros will resume paving operations on Main and North Main Streets. Work on sidewalk and driveway transitions at various locations may be ongoing throughout the week.

Two-way traffic will be maintained in Florence Center. One way traffic will be in effect on North Main Street. On Street parking will not be allowed on Monday and Tuesday.

In order to maintain the integrity of new paving, the surface must cool to approximately 140 degrees before traffic is allowed on the new surface, and some detours will be required. Motorists should seek alternate routes or expect delays. Please obey direction from on-duty traffic officers. The contractor will do their best to provide local driveway access during paving operations.

Monday, 8/25
  • Paving - Main Street, Chestnut Street and south side of North Main Street toward roundabout
Tuesday, 8/26
  • Paving - North Main Street to roundabout
 Wednesday, 8/27
  • Paving - North Main Street from roundabout to Florence Street
Thursday, 8/28
  • Sidewalk and driveway transitions - various locations
 Friday, 8/29
  • Barrett Street chip seal paving (All States Asphalt)
  • Sidewalk and driveway transitions - various locations
Please contact the DPW at 587-1570 if you need more information.

Thank you for being patient and considerate during the paving process.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Paving Update - August 20th

Weather permitting, final paving of milled streets will continue Thursday, Friday and Monday.

Paving of the south side of Main Street in Florence and North Main Street to the roundabout is scheduled for Thursday 8/21.

Paving of the north side of Main Street in Florence and North Main Street to the roundabout is scheduled for Friday 8/22.

Paving of North Main Street from the roundabout to Florence Road is scheduled for Monday 8/25.

Paving may continue into Tuesday 8/26 if the schedule is delayed due to weather or unforeseen circumstances.

Two-way traffic will be maintained when possible in Florence Center. One way traffic will be in effect on North Main Street. On Street parking will not be allowed Thursday and Friday.

In order to maintain the integrity of new paving, the surface must cool to approximately 140 degrees before traffic is allowed on the new surface, and detours  will be required at cross streets that intercept freshly paved areas.

Motorists should seek alternate routes or expect delays. Please obey direction from on-duty traffic officers. The contractor will do their best to provide local resident driveway access during paving operations.

Please contact the DPW at 587-1570 if you need more information.

Thank you for being patient and considerate during the paving process. 

Friday, August 15, 2014

Paving Construction Update - Week of August 18th

For the week of August 18th, Warner Bros., LLC will begin paving operations and their subcontractor will continue with handicap access ramps and miscellaneous work at various locations. The proposed schedule, which is dependent on acceptable weather conditions is as follows:

Monday, 8/18
  • Main & North Main Streets (Florence) - Handicap access ramps
  • North & Prospect Streets - Traffic control loops
  • Prospect St. - Concrete islands
Tuesday, 8/19
  • Bridge & North Streets - Paving
  • North Main Street (Florence) - Handicap access ramps
  • Prospect St. - Concrete islands
Wednesday 8/20
  • Prospect & Jackson Streets - Paving
  • North Main Street (Florence) - Handicap access ramps
Thursday 8/21
  • Main & Chestnut Streets (Florence) - Paving
  • North Main Street (Florence) - Handicap access ramps
Friday 8/22
  • North Main Street (Florence) - Paving
  • North Main Street (Florence) - Handicap access ramps
One way traffic will be maintained, but motorists should expect delays along these routes especially where paving operations are underway. Please contact the DPW at 587-1570 if you need more information.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Water Use Restriction Implemented

The City of Northampton Department of Public Works (DPW) is implementing a water use restriction for users of the Northampton Public Water Supply.  Limiting water use, especially non-essential outdoor water use, is needed to ensure a sustainable water supply and to protect stream flow for aquatic life 

An immediate ban on nonessential outdoor water use is required.  The following water uses are not allowed between 9am and 5pm.

·         Irrigation of lawns except by means of handheld hose
·         Washing of vehicles, other than by commercial car wash
·         Washing of exterior building surfaces, parking lots, driveways or sidewalks
·         Production of food is exempt from restrictions.

The City’s water supply system is regulated by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).  DEP requires that 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.  The water restriction can be lifted when the stream flow rises above that level for 7 consecutive days.  The City will notify the public when the water restriction is lifted. Please visit the DPW website at www.northamptonma.gov/770/water for water conservation tips.

Any person found violating these water restrictions is subject to the fines established in Chapter 325 and Chapter 40 of the City Ordinances.  These fines are $100 for the first violation and $200 for the second and subsequent violations. 

EDWARD S. HUNTLEY, P.E.
DIRECTOR

Friday, August 8, 2014

Paving Construction Update - Week of August 11th

For the week of August 11th, Warner Bros., LLC and their subcontractors will be continuing with miscellaneous work at various locations where roadways have been milled. The proposed schedule, which is dependent on acceptable weather conditions is as follows:

Monday, 8/11
  • Bridge St - manhole/catch basin adjustments and handicap access ramps
  • Prospect St - concrete islands at Jackson/Woodlawn
 Tuesday, 8/12
  • Bridge, North and Jackson Streets - handicap access ramps
  • Prospect St - concrete islands at Jackson/Woodlawn
Wednesday, 8/13
  • Main Street (Florence) - handicap access ramps
  • Prospect St - concrete islands at Jackson/Woodlawn
Thursday/Friday, 8/14-15
  • North Main Street (Florence) - handicap access ramps
  • Prospect St - concrete islands at Jackson/Woodlawn
One way traffic will be maintained, but motorists should expect minor delays along these routes. Please contact the DPW at 587-1570 if you need more information.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Crack Sealing of Masonic & James House Parking Lots

On Friday, August 8th, Crack Sealing, Inc. will be crack sealing the Masonic Street and James House Parking Lots. Both parking lots will be closed while the work is underway. The work will begin in the Masonic Street lot, followed by the James House lot. It is anticipated that all work will be complete by early afternoon and available for parking.