Friday, October 11, 2019

Construction for the week of October 14, 2019 weather permitting

Highway Division Update

Last week, the Highway Division:

  • Repaired potholes on Grandview. Street, Hatfield Street, North Elm Street, and Morningside Drive.
  • Pothole overlay was completed on Texas Road and Park Hill Road Ext.
  • 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.
  • Curb work was done on Deerfield Drive, Pine Brook Curve, and Denise Court.
  • Street sweeping in Wards 1 and 6 is complete.
  • Street sweeping in Ward 5 will continue next week.

Burts Pit Road & Riverside Drive Paving Project

  • On Burts Pit Road, the paving project is substantially complete.  Minor work on curb and driveway repairs is planned.
  • On Riverside Drive, installation of speed tables is planned for Thursday, October 17th.  Detours will be in place.

Chesterfield Road, Spring Street, Main Street (Leeds) and Cross Street Paving Project

  • Final road paving is complete for the project.
  • Work continues on driveways and shoulders.

Bridge Road, Brisson Drive and Glendale Road Paving Project

  • The paving project is substantially complete.  No work is planned for this week.

Pavement Markings

  • The City has contracted with Hi-Way Safety Systems to repaint pavement markings across the City. The Contractor will be repainting speed hump and railroad markings.

Bridge Street, Damon Road, Interstate 91 - Exit 19 

  • MassDOT has contracted with Baltazar Contractors, Inc. to construct a roundabout and associated improvements to the Interstate 91 - Exit 19 interchange at the base of the Coolidge Bridge. The work is scheduled to be completed by June 2021.
  • Preliminary work includes construction survey, work on the northbound I-91 off ramp and southbound I-91 on ramp, and utility relocations.
  • Questions about the project should be directed to MassDOT District 2.

An overview of all current Public Works projects can be found by going to Current Projects.

Friday, October 4, 2019

Construction for the week of October 7, weather permitting

Highway Division Update
  • Last week, the Highway Division:
    • Repaired potholes on Trinity Row, Blackberry Lane and Berkshire Terrace.
    • Overlaid potholes on Fort Street, Hatfield Street, Park Hill Road, 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.
  • Street sweeping in Wards 1 and 6 is complete.
  • Street sweeping in Ward 5 will continue next week.
Burts Pit Road Paving Project
  • The paving project is substantially complete.
  • The Contractor will work on installing guardrail and signs and repairing curbs and driveways during the following weeks.
  • Touch-ups to the loam and seed along the shoulder will be made at the end of the project.
Chesterfield Road, Spring Street, Main Street (Leeds) and Cross Street Paving Project
  • On Spring Street, Main Street (Leeds) and Cross Street:
  • Final paving is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, October 8th and Wednesday, October 9th, weather permitting.  Detours will be in place.  Expect heavy delays and seek alternate routes.
  • The Contractor will work on shoulders and sidewalks.
  • On Chesterfield Road, the Contractor will work on shoulders.
Bridge Road, Brisson Drive and Glendale Road Paving Project
  • On Glendale Road, the Contractor will work on loam and seed behind the curb.
  • On Bridge Road, the Contractor will remove tree protection.
Bridge Street, Damon Road, Interstate 91 - Exit 19
  • MassDOT has contracted with Baltazar Contractors, Inc. to construct a roundabout and associated improvements to the Interstate 91 - Exit 19 interchange at the base of the Coolidge Bridge. The work is scheduled to be completed by June 2021.
  • Preliminary work includes construction survey, work on the northbound I-91 off ramp and southbound I-91 on ramp, and utility relocations.
  • Questions about the project should be directed to MassDOT District 2.

An overview of all current Public Works projects can be found by going to Current Projects.

Monday, September 30, 2019

Chesterfield Road paving update 10-1-19


On Tuesday, October 1, from 7 AM until 5 PM, the City will be paving Chesterfield Road.  Chesterfield Road and Montague Road will be closed to through traffic. Only residents and emergency vehicles will have access.  Police officers will be present and emergency services have been notified.
For detour information please see the map provided.

Friday, September 27, 2019

Construction for the week of September 30, weather permitting



Highway Division Update
  • Last week, the Highway Division:
    • Repaired potholes on Overlook Drive, Woods Road and Fort Street.
    • Completed drain work on Fort Street, Olive Street and Arch Street.
    • Completed curb repair on O’Donnell Drive.
  • 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.
  • Street sweeping in Wards 1 and 6 is complete.
  • Street sweeping in Ward 5 will continue next week.
Burts Pit Road Paving Project
  • The paving project is substantially complete.
  • The Contractor will be working on guardrail, signs and curb repair during the following weeks.
  • Touch-ups to the loam and seed along the shoulder (roadway edge) will be made at the end of the project.
Chesterfield Road, Spring Street, Main Street (Leeds) and Cross Street Paving Project
  • On Spring Street, Main Street (Leeds) and Cross Street, the Contractor will continue work on sidewalk, curb, and loam.
  • On Chesterfield Road, the Contractor will adjust structures (manholes, catch basins).
Bridge Road, Brisson Drive, Denise Court and Glendale Road Paving Project
  • On Glendale Rd, the Contractor will work on line painting, driveway aprons, and loam behind the curb.
  • On Bridge Road, no work is anticipated this week.
Pavement Markings
  • The City has contracted with Hi-Way Safety Systems to repaint pavement markings across the City. This includes double yellow center lines, white edge lines, speed hump markings, arrows, railroad markings and crosswalks.
Bridge Street, Damon Road, Interstate 91 - Exit 19
  • MassDOT has contracted with Baltazar Contractors, Inc. to construct a roundabout and associated improvements to the Interstate 91 - Exit 19 interchange at the base of the Coolidge Bridge. The work is scheduled to be completed by June 2021.
  • Preliminary work includes construction survey, work on the northbound I-91 off ramp and southbound I-91 on ramp, and utility relocations.
  • Questions about the project should be directed to MassDOT District 2.

An overview of all current Public Works projects can be found by going to Current Projects.

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Fair Street water service 10/1/19


Water service on Fair Street will be unavailable on October 1st from 8AM to 2PM to accommodate hydrant repairs. All affected residents and/or businesses have been notified. "


Friday, September 20, 2019

Construction for the week of September 23 weather permitting

Highway Division Update
  • Last week, the Highway Division:
    • Repaired potholes on Harold Street, Cloverdale Street, Locust Street, Claire Avenue, Crescent Street and Woods Road.
    • Completed storm drain work on Fort Street, Olive Street and Arch 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.
  • Crosswalk painting will continue throughout the City next week. 
  • Street sweeping in Ward 1 has been completed and Ward 6 is almost complete.
  • Street sweeping in Ward 5 has begun and will continue next week.
Burts Pit Road Paving Project
  • The paving project is substantially complete.
  • The Contractor will be working on guardrail, signs and curb repair during the following weeks.
  • Touch-ups to the loam and seed along the shoulder (roadway edge) will be made at the end of the project.
Chesterfield Road, Spring Street, Main Street (Leeds) and Cross Street Paving Project
  • On Spring Street, Main Street (Leeds) and Cross Street, the Contractor will continue work on curb and loam installation.
  • On Chesterfield Road, paving is planned for Monday, September 23rd and Tuesday, September 24th, weather permitting. Detours will be in place with police officers to assist. No local traffic. Only residents and emergency vehicles will be allowed access. Please seek alternate routes.
  • Detour map (pdf)
  • On Chesterfield Road, after paving is complete, structures will be adjusted.
Bridge Road, Brisson Drive, Denise Court and Glendale Road Paving Project
  • Paving is scheduled for Glendale Road and Brisson Drive on Monday, September 23rd, weather permitting. Detours will be in place with police officers to assist.  Only residents and emergency vehicles will be allowed access.  Please seek alternate routes.
  • Detour map (pdf)
  • On Glendale Rd & Brisson Drive, after paving, no additional work is anticipated for the remainder of the week.
  • On Bridge Road, no work is anticipated this week.
  • On Denise Court, paving near Barrett Street is scheduled for Wednesday, September 25th.
South Main Street
  • The City has contracted with Eastern Pipe Service to clean and video select sanitary sewer mains.  The Contractor will be working on South Main Street in Florence, between Main St and Nonotuck Street, on Tuesday, September 25th.
Pavement Markings
  • The City has contracted with Hi-Way Safety Systems to repaint pavement markings across the City. This includes double yellow center lines, white edge lines, speed hump markings, arrows, railroad markings and crosswalks.
Bridge Street, Damon Road, Interstate 91 - Exit 19
  • MassDOT has contracted with Baltazar Contractors, Inc. to construct a roundabout and associated improvements to the Interstate 91 - Exit 19 interchange at the base of the Coolidge Bridge. The work is scheduled to be completed by June 2021.
  • Preliminary work includes construction survey, work on the northbound I-91 off ramp and southbound I-91 on ramp, and utility relocations.
  • Questions about the project should be directed to MassDOT District 2.
An overview of all current Public Works projects can be found by going to Current Projects.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Chesterfield Rd & Glendale Rd Paving, Sept 23 & 24


On Monday, September 23rd from 6:30 AM until 5 PM, the City will be paving Glendale Road. Glendale Road, Brisson Drive and Park Hill Road Extension will be closed to through traffic. Only residents and emergency vehicles will have access. Police officers will be present and emergency services have been notified.


Additionally, on Monday September 23rd & Tuesday September 24th, from 6:30 AM until 5 PM, the City will be paving Chesterfield Road. Chesterfield Road and Montague Road will be closed to through traffic. Only residents and emergency vehicles will have access. Police officers will be present and emergency services have been notified.


Friday, September 13, 2019

Construction for the week of September 16, weather permitting


Highway Division Update
  • Last week, the Highway Division:
    • Repaired potholes on Locust Street and Harold Street; and
    • Installed new curbing on Winter Street, Washington Place and Brookside Circle.
  • 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.
  • Street sweeping in Ward 1 has been completed and Ward 6 is almost complete.
  • Street sweeping in Ward 5 has begun and will continue next week.
Burts Pit Road Paving Project
  • The paving project is substantially complete.
  • The Contractor will be working on guardrail, signs and curb repair during the following weeks.
  • Touch-ups to the loam and seed along the shoulder (roadway edge) will be made at the end of the project.
Chesterfield Road, Spring Street, Main Street (Leeds) and Cross Street Paving Project
  • On Spring Street, Main Street (Leeds) and Cross Street, the Contractor will work on curb, loam and seed installation.
  • On Chesterfield Road, no work is planned for this week. Paving is planned for Monday, September 23rd and Tuesday, September 24th, weather permitting. Detours will be in place.
Bridge Road, Brisson Drive, Denise Court and Glendale Road Paving Project
  • On Bridge Road, the Contractor will continue installing loam adjacent to curbs.
  • On Glendale Road, the Contractor will work along the shoulder (roadway edge) and on installing curb, backfilling behind curb and relocating mail boxes. Paving is planned for Monday, September 23rd, weather permitting.
Pomeroy Terrace
  • Pomeroy Terrace will be closed on Monday, September 16th near the intersection of Bridge Street for sewer work by Saltmarsh Industries for a private developer. Please seek alternate routes.
Pavement Markings
  • The City has contracted with Hi-Way Safety Systems to repaint pavement markings across the City. This includes double yellow center lines, white edge lines, speed hump markings, arrows, railroad markings and crosswalks.
Clement Street Bridge
  • The City has contracted with NEL Corp to remove and replace the Clement Street bridge deck protective surfacing and to repave 30 feet at the deck approaches.
  • The Contractor plans to clean and install new surface on the bridge deck this week.
  • The bridge is expected to reopen by the end of September 2019.
Bridge Street, Damon Road, Interstate 91 - Exit 19
  • MassDOT has contracted with Baltazar Contractors, Inc. to construct a roundabout and associated improvements to the Interstate 91 - Exit 19 interchange at the base of the Coolidge Bridge. The work is scheduled to be completed by June 2021.
  • Preliminary work includes construction survey, work on the northbound I-91 off ramp and southbound I-91 on ramp, and utility relocations.
  • Questions about the project should be directed to MassDOT District 2.


An overview of all current Public Works projects can be found by going to Current Projects.

Friday, September 6, 2019

Construction for the week of September 9 - Weather permitting


Highway Division Update
  • Last week, the Highway Division repaired potholes on Crescent 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.
  • Last week, the Highway Division repaired catch basins on Masonic Street, Gothic Street and North Farms Road.
  • Last week, the Highway Division graded the following dirt roads: Walnut Trees Path, Webbs Hollow Road, Old Ferry Road, Riverbank Road and Rainbow Road.
  • Street sweeping in Ward 1 has been completed.
  • Street sweeping in Ward 6 has begun and will continue next week.
Burts Pit Road Paving Project
  • The paving project is substantially complete. 
  • The Contractor will be working on guardrail, signs & curb repair during the following weeks.
  • Touch-ups to the loam and seed along the shoulder (roadway edge) will be made at the end of the project.
Chesterfield Road, Spring Street, Main Street (Leeds) and Cross Street Paving Project
  • On Spring Street, Main Street (Leeds), and Cross Street, the Contractor will work on driveway aprons and curb installation.
  • On Chesterfield Road, no work is planned for this week.
Bridge Road, Brisson Drive, Denise Court and Glendale Road Paving Project
  • On Bridge Road, the Contractor will continue installing loam adjacent to curbs.
  • On Glendale Road, the Contractor will work along the shoulder (roadway edge).
Pavement Markings 
  • The City has contracted with Hi-Way Safety Systems to repaint pavement markings across the City. This includes double yellow center lines, white edge lines, speed hump markings, arrows, railroad markings, and crosswalks.
Clement Street Bridge
  • The City has contracted with NEL Corp to remove and replace the Clement Street bridge deck protective surfacing and to repave 30 feet at the deck approaches.
  • The bridge is expected to reopen by the end of September 2019.
Bridge Street, Damon Road, Interstate 91 - Exit 19
  • MassDOT has contracted with Baltazar Contractors, Inc. to construct a roundabout and associated improvements to the Interstate 91 - Exit 19 interchange at the base of the Coolidge Bridge. The work is scheduled to be completed by June 2021.
  • Preliminary work includes construction survey, work on the northbound I-91 off ramp and southbound I-91 on ramp, and utility relocations.
  • Questions about the project should be directed to MassDOT District 2.

An overview of all current Public Works projects can be found by going to Current Projects.

Friday, August 30, 2019

Construction for the week of September 2, 2019 Weather Permitting


Highway Division Update
  • Last week, the Highway Division repaired potholes on North Maple Street, Sterling Avenue, Hayward Road, East Center Street, Forbes Avenue, Chestnut Street, Brookwood Drive, Chestnut Avenue, Grove Avenue, Florence Street, and Hickory Drive.
  • 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.
  • Last week, the Highway Division repaired curb on Acrebrook Drive, Forbes Avenue and Clement Street.
  • Street sweeping in Ward 1 has been completed.
  • Street sweeping in Ward 6 has begun and will continue next week.
Burts Pit Road Paving Project
  • The paving project is substantially complete; no work is planned for the first week of September.
  • The Contractor will be working on punch list items (guardrail, signs & curb repair) during following weeks.
Chesterfield Road, Spring Street, Main Street (Leeds) and Cross Street Paving Project
  • On Spring Street, Main Street (Leeds), and Cross Street, the Contractor will work on driveway aprons and curb installation.
  • On Chesterfield Road, no work is planned for the first week of September.
Bridge Road, Brisson Drive, Denise Court and Glendale Road Paving Project
  • On Bridge Road, the Contractor will continue installing loam adjacent to curbs.
  • On Glendale Road, the Contractor will work on driveway aprons and curb installation.
  • On Brisson Drive, the Contractor plans to pave the roadway Tues, Sept 3rd, starting at 7:00 AM, weather permitting. Parking will be prohibited on Brisson Drive between 6:00 AM and 12:00 noon.
  • On Denise Court, the Contractor plans to excavate and grade a section of the roadway near Barrett Street. The Contractor will direct traffic around the work site.
Pavement Markings
  • The City has contracted with Hi-Way Safety Systems to repaint pavement markings across the City. This includes double yellow center lines, white edge lines, speed hump markings, arrows, railroad markings, and crosswalks.
Clement Street Bridge
  • The City has contracted with NEL Corp to remove and replace the Clement Street bridge deck protective surfacing and to repave 30 feet at the deck approaches.
  • The bridge is expected to reopen by the end of September 2019.
Bridge Street, Damon Road, Interstate 91 - Exit 19
  • MassDOT has contracted with Baltazar Contractors, Inc. to construct a roundabout and associated improvements to the Interstate 91 - Exit 19 interchange at the base of the Coolidge Bridge. The work is scheduled to be completed by June 2021.
  • Preliminary work includes construction signage installation, survey, work on the northbound I-91 off ramp and utility relocations.
  • Questions about the project should be directed to MassDOT District 2.


An overview of all current Public Works projects can be found by going to Current Projects.

Friday, August 23, 2019

Construction for the week of August 26, 2019 - Weather Permitting


Highway Division Update
  • Last week, the Highway Division repaired potholes on Oak Street and Fern Street in Florence.  They also repaired curbs on Acrebrook Drive, Drewson Drive, Austin Circle, Massasoit Street, Fourth Street, and Winter 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.
  • Street sweeping in Ward 1 has been completed.
  • Street sweeping in Ward 6 will continue next week.
An overview of all current Public Works projects can be found by going to Current Projects.

Burts Pit Road Paving Project
  • The paving project is substantially complete.
  • The Contractor will be working on guardrail installation and replacing select roadway signage.
Chesterfield Road, Spring Street, Main Street (Leeds), and Cross Street Paving Project
  • On Spring Street, Main Street (Leeds), and Cross Street, the Contractor will continue working on structure adjustments (manholes and catch basins) and will begin work on driveway aprons.
  • On Chesterfield Road, the Contractor will continue installing drainage improvements.
  • Delays may occur and residents are encouraged to seek alternative routes, when possible.
Bridge Road and Glendale Road Paving Project
  • On Bridge Road, the Contractor will continue work on driveway aprons and installing loam adjacent to curbs. 
  • On Glendale Road, the Contractor will be working on structure adjustments (manholes and catch basins) and may begin work on driveway aprons.
Pavement Markings
  • The City has contracted with Hi-Way Safety Systems to repaint pavement markings across the City. This includes double yellow center lines, white edge lines, speed hump markings, arrows, railroad markings, and crosswalks.
Clement Street Bridge
  • The City has contracted with NEL Corp to remove and replace the Clement Street bridge deck protective surfacing and to repave 30 feet at the deck approaches.
  • The bridge is expected to reopen by the end of September 2019.
Damon Road, Bridge Street, Exit 19
  • MassDOT has contracted with Baltazar Contractors, Inc. to construct a roundabout and associated improvements to the Exit 19 interchange at the base of the Coolidge Bridge. The work is scheduled to be completed by June, 2021.
  • Preliminary work includes construction signage installation, survey, work on the northbound I-91 off ramp and utility relocations.
  • Questions about the project should be directed to MassDOT District 2.


Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Glendale Road Paving Scheduled for August 23

  • On Friday, August 23, 2019 from 6:30 AM to 5:00 PM, the first layer of pavement will be installed on Glendale Road from the Easthampton town line to 230 feet south of Westhampton Road (Route 66).
  • The roadway will be reduced to one lane for a distance of up to 2,000 feet (approximately 1/3 mile) during this operation.
  • Traffic controllers will alternate direction of travel by stopping one lane while allowing traffic to flow in the opposite lane. 
  • Travel away from the work site will be much faster than travel through the work site. 
  • Heavy delays are expected and commuters are encouraged to seek alternate routes. 
  • Delays are expected as the paving operation passes any entrance (driveway or street intersection) onto Glendale Road. 
  • Access will be provided for emergency vehicles. 
  • Construction signs will be in place, and police officers will be on duty to direct traffic. 
  • All residents and business owners on Glendale Road, Brisson Drive, and Park Hill Road Ext have received a Paving Notice (pdf)

An overview of all current Public Works projects can be found by going to Current Projects.