Friday, June 24, 2016

Construction Update - Week of June 27th

For the week of June 27th, weather permitting, the following work is scheduled:

Conz and Pleasant Streets - Roundabout Construction
  • Gomes Construction of Ludlow is the general contractor for the roundabout construction under a contract with MassDOT.
  • Gomes will continue with water main installation.
  • Gomes will stop work at noon on Friday, July 1st and will not be working the week of July 4th.
  • Through traffic will be maintained at all times. Lane closures for one-way traffic are restricted to between 9 am and 3 pm. No detours are anticipated.
  • If possible, motorists should seek alternate routes or EXPECT DELAYS. Please obey directions from police officers and be considerate of the work area and other motorists. 
Florence Road
  • Wednesday-Friday: Geeleher Construction will be doing drainage repairs on Florence Road between Scanlon Avenue and Florence Heights.
Pulaski Park
  • Mountain View Landscapes & Lawncare, Inc. continues with the renovation of Pulaski Park. A Grand Opening for Phase 1 is scheduled for July 13th at 5 pm.
Pulaski Park Underground Utilities
  • Verizon has installed underground wiring and is scheduling cut over connections so that remaining overhead wires and utility poles can be removed.
Contact the DPW at 587-1570 if you need more information

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Water Use Restirctions in Effect

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 about that level for 7 consecutive days. The City will notify the public when the water restriction is lifted. Please visit the DPW website 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.

Donna LaScaliea,
Director of Public Works

Friday, June 17, 2016

Construction Update - Week of June 20th

For the week of June 20th, weather permitting, the following work is scheduled:

Conz and Pleasant Streets - Roundabout Construction
  • Gomes Construction of Ludlow is the general contractor for the roundabout construction under a contract with MassDOT.
  • Gomes will continue with water main installation.
  • Through traffic will be maintained at all times. Lane closures for one-way traffic are restricted to between 9 am and 3 pm. No detours are anticipated.
  • If possible, motorists should seek alternate routes or EXPECT DELAYS. Please obey directions from police officers and be considerate of the work area and other motorists. 
Various Streets
  • Crack Sealing, Inc. will be crack sealing various city streets as weather and their schedule allows. Streets must be basically dry in order for this work to proceed.
Pulaski Park
  • Mountain View Landscapes & Lawncare, Inc. continues with the renovation of Pulaski Park with completion of Phase 1 anticipated in mid to late July.
  • The park will be closed to the public for the duration of the project which is scheduled to be completed in June. The stairway from the Roundhouse parking lot to South Street at the back of the Academy of Music will remain open.
Pulaski Park Underground Utilities
  • Verizon has installed underground wiring and is scheduling cut over connections so that remaining overhead wires and utility poles can be removed.
Contact the DPW at 587-1570 if you need more information

Friday, June 10, 2016

Construction Update - Week of June 13th

For the week of June 13th, weather permitting, the following work is scheduled:

Conz and Pleasant Streets - Roundabout Construction
  • Gomes Construction of Ludlow is the general contractor for the roundabout construction under a contract with MassDOT.
  • Gomes will continue with water main installation.
  • Through traffic will be maintained at all times. Lane closures for one-way traffic are restricted to between 9 am and 3 pm. No detours are anticipated.
  • If possible, motorists should seek alternate routes or EXPECT DELAYS. Please obey directions from police officers and be considerate of the work area and other motorists. 
Various Streets
  • Crack Sealing, Inc. will be crack sealing various city streets over the next several weeks as weather and their schedule allows. Streets must be basically dry in order for this work to proceed.
Florence Road
  • Traffic counters have been removed from Florence Road north of Scanlon Avenue and approaching the intersection of Ryan Road and Spring Streets and collected data is being processed. The temporary speed hump installed in the northbound lane and will remain in place until mid-June to determine its effectiveness for traffic calming.
Pulaski Park
  • Mountain View Landscapes & Lawncare, Inc. continues with the renovation of Pulaski Park with completion of Phase 1 anticipated in mid to late July.
  • The park will be closed to the public for the duration of the project which is scheduled to be completed in June. The stairway from the Roundhouse parking lot to South Street at the back of the Academy of Music will remain open.
Pulaski Park Underground Utilities
  • Verizon has installed underground wiring and is scheduling cut over connections so that remaining overhead wires and utility poles can be removed.
Contact the DPW at 587-1570 if you need more information

Friday, June 3, 2016

Construction Update - Week of June 6th

For the week of June 6th, weather permitting, the following work is scheduled:

Conz and Pleasant Streets - Roundabout Pre-Construction Begins
  • Gomes Construction of Ludlow is the general contractor for the roundabout construction under a contract with MassDOT.
  • Gomes will continue with water main installation.
  • Through traffic will be maintained at all times. Lane closures for one-way traffic are restricted to between 9 am and 3 pm. No detours are anticipated.
  • If possible, motorists should seek alternate routes or EXPECT DELAYS. Please obey directions from police officers and be considerate of the work area and other motorists.
Hampton Avenue
  • Traffic counters were placed on Hampton Avenue last week and will be removed mid-week. 
Various Streets
  • Crack Sealing, Inc. will be crack sealing various city streets over the next several weeks a weather and their schedule allows. Streets must be basically dry in order for this work to proceed.
Florence Road
  • Traffic counters have been removed from Florence Road north of Scanlon Avenue and approaching the intersection of Ryan Road and Spring Streets and collected data is being processed. The temporary speed hump installed in the northbound lane and will remain in place until mid-June to determine its effectiveness for traffic calming.
Pulaski Park
  • Mountain View Landscapes & Lawncare, Inc. continues with the renovation of Pulaski Park with completion of Phase 1 anticipated in mid to late July.
  • The park will be closed to the public for the duration of the project which is scheduled to be completed in June. The stairway from the Roundhouse parking lot to South Street at the back of the Academy of Music will remain open.
Pulaski Park Underground Utilities
  • Verizon has installed underground wiring and is scheduling cut over connections so that remaining overhead wires and utility poles can be removed.
Contact the DPW at 587-1570 if you need more information