Friday, October 28, 2016

Construction Update - Week of October 31st

For the week of October 31st, weather permitting, the following work is scheduled:

River Road Retaining Wall
  •  ET&L Corporation is replacing the River Road retaining wall. Beginning October 31st the road will be CLOSED from just north of the driveway entry to Highview to the the bridge near the Williamsburg Town line and a DETOUR will be in place. The project is scheduled to be completed in the spring of 2017, and this road section will be closed for the duration of construction. 

Pulaski Park Phase 1
  • Mountain View Landscapes will be fencing off the rear area of the park between the stage, deck and play area for regrading and sod replacement. There will be no pedestrian access through the rear of the park this week. Pedestrian access should be reestablished the following week. A reduced area of fencing to protect the new sod will need to remain in place until the ground freezes. Please respect the fenced areas for safety and to protect the new sod.
  • Mountain View will also be completing punch list items at various other locations in the park.
155 Pleasant Street
  • Marion Excavating will be installing new drainage infrastructure in and adjacent to Pleasant Street for this private development project. One way traffic will be maintained, but motorists should seek alternate routes or EXPECT DELAYS.
  • The BIKE PATH will CLOSED for all pedestrian and bicycle traffic near the westerly entrance to Pleasant Street. The path is anticipated to be reopened for the weekend of 11/5.
Pulaski Park Phase 2
  • Mass-West Construction will continue construction on Phase 2 of Pulaski Park, the Overlook at the rear of the park that will connect it to the Roundhouse Parking lot. The project is anticipated to be completed in the late spring of 2017.
  • The construction area will be fenced, and parking spaces in the lot will be reduced for the duration of the project.
  • There will be no pedestrian access from the parking lot up the stairs near South Street. Pedestrian access from the parking lot to Main Street will be via Crafts Avenue or the stairs behind City Hall for the duration of the project.
  • Construction vehicles will be accessing the site through the parking lot. Motorists and pedestrians are advised to be aware of construction activity and use caution when parking and walking in the lot. 
Glendale Road Landfill - Solar PV
  • Ameresco will continue with the solar PV installation on the landfill. The project is anticipated to be completed by early January. For the duration of the project, there will be an increase in truck traffic on Glendale Road for material and construction equipment delivery to the site.
Sidewalk Inventory
  •  Five teams of two people each will continue conducting an inventory of all City sidewalks, ramps and curbs. This will include video technology that that uses a wheelchair mounted tablet to collect data. 
Conz and Pleasant Streets - Roundabout Construction
  • Gomes Construction of Ludlow, the general contractor for the roundabout construction under a contract with MassDOT, will be continuing with construction.
  • Through traffic will be maintained at all times, except as noted above. Lane closures for one-way traffic are restricted to between 9 am and 4 pm. Please seek alternate routes or EXPECT DELAYS at this location.
If possible, motorists should seek alternate routes or EXPECT DELAYS, especially on Pleasant Street and the intersection of Pleasant and Conz Streets. Please obey directions from police officers and be considerate of the work area and other motorists.

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

Friday, October 21, 2016

Construction Update - Week of October 24th

For the week of October 24th, weather permitting, the following work is scheduled:

King Street, Elm Street Kennsington Avenue
  • Tuesday: Palmer Paving will be milling and overlaying short sections of King Street at Trumbull Road and near #114 King Street. Traffic will be maintained, but Trumbull Road will be CLOSED between Gothic Street and King Street.
  • Wednesday: Palmer Paving will be milling and overlaying short sections of Kennsington Avenue near #67 and Elm Street near Bedford Terrace and near Nutting Avenue. 
  • Traffic will be maintained, but motorists should seek alternate routes or EXPECT DELAYS.
River Road Retaining Wall
  •  ET&L Corporation will begin replacing the River Road retaining wall. Beginning October 31st the road will be CLOSED from just north of the driveway entry to Highview to the the bridge near the Williamsburg Town line and a DETOUR will be in place. The project is scheduled to be completed in the spring of 2017, and this road section will be closed for the duration of construction. 
Pulaski Park Phase 2
  • Mass-West Construction will continue construction on Phase 2 of Pulaski Park, the Overlook at the rear of the park that will connect it to the Roundhouse Parking lot. The project is anticipated to be completed in the late spring of 2017.
  • The construction area will be fenced, and parking spaces in the lot will be reduced for the duration of the project.
  • There will be no pedestrian access from the parking lot up the stairs near South Street. Pedestrian access from the parking lot to Main Street will be via Crafts Avenue or the stairs behind City Hall for the duration of the project.
  • Construction vehicles will be accessing the site through the parking lot. Motorists and pedestrians are advised to be aware of construction activity and use caution when parking and walking in the lot. 
Glendale Road Landfill - Solar PV
  • Ameresco will continue with the solar PV installation on the landfill. The project is anticipated to be completed by early January. For the duration of the project, there will be an increase in truck traffic on Glendale Road for material and construction equipment delivery to the site.
Sidewalk Inventory
  •  Five teams of two people each will continue conducting an inventory of all City sidewalks, ramps and curbs. This will include video technology that that uses a wheelchair mounted tablet to collect data. 
155 Pleasant Street (Adjacent to the Bike Path)
  • Demolition of the existing building will continue.
Conz and Pleasant Streets - Roundabout Construction
  • Gomes Construction of Ludlow, the general contractor for the roundabout construction under a contract with MassDOT, will be continuing with construction.
  • Through traffic will be maintained at all times, except as noted above. Lane closures for one-way traffic are restricted to between 9 am and 4 pm. Please seek alternate routes or EXPECT DELAYS at this location.
If possible, motorists should seek alternate routes or EXPECT DELAYS, especially on King Street, Pleasant Street and the intersection of Pleasant and Conz Streets. Please obey directions from police officers and be considerate of the work area and other motorists.

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

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Temporary Lane Closure on South Street

The Department of Public Works will be closing the East Bound Lane travel lane on South Street between the two entrances of South Park Terrace on October 19th, 2016.

The lane closure on South Street will be from 7:30am to 11:30am to repair the rutting in the asphalt. The road will have one lane open at all times during this project, and police details will be present.

Motorists are advised to seek alternate routes if possible, and please be prepared for traffic delays. Motorists are advised to approach this work zone with caution.

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

Shoulder Closure on Bridge Street

The Department of Public Works will be closing the East Bound Shoulder of Bridge Street between between Orchard Street and Elizabeth Street on October 19th, 2016.

The shoulder closure on Bridge Street will be from 7:30am to 11:30am for the purpose of trimming a city public shade tree. The road will be open at all times during this project, and police details will be present.

Motorists and pedestrians are advised to approach this work zone with caution.

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

Temporary Road Closure of Fort Street October 19, 2016


The Department of Public Works will be temporarily closing Fort Street between Manhan and Old Springfield Road  to thru traffic today between the hours of 8:00am to 3:00pm. Old Springfield Road will be accessible from Olive Street.

We will be repairing the sanitary sewer main in this location.  Pedestrians and Motorists are advised to proceed with caution when approaching the construction site.

This message will be updated as needed during this operation.
Thank You.

Alternating Lane Closure on Florence Road

The Department of Public Works will be closing a single travel lane on Florence Road between Cross Street and Scanlon Avenue on October 19th, 2016.

The lane closure on Florence Road will be from 7:30am to 2:30pm for the line painting of the permanent speed tables. The road will have one lane open at all times during this project, and police details will be present.

Motorists are advised to seek alternate routes if possible, and please be prepared for traffic delays. Motorists are advised to approach this work zone with caution.

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

Friday, October 14, 2016

Construction Update - Week of October 17th

For the week of October 17th, weather permitting, the following work is scheduled:

Sidewalk Inventory
  •  Five teams of two people each will continue conducting an inventory of all City sidewalks, ramps and curbs. This will include video technology that that uses a wheelchair mounted tablet to collect data. 
Glendale Road Landfill - Solar PV
  • Ameresco will continue with the solar PV installation on the landfill. The project is anticipated to be completed by early January. Pile driving for the PV array foundation supports on land south of the landfill will start on October 17th and is expected to take one week to complete. For the duration of the project, there will be an increase in truck traffic on Glendale Road for material and construction equipment delivery to the site.
Wilson Avenue
  • Geeleher Construction will be installing a catch basin and drain pipe Tuesday-Thursday.
155 Pleasant Street (Adjacent to the Bike Path)
  • Demolition of the existing building will continue.
Pulaski Park Phase 2
  • Mass-West Construction will continue construction on Phase 2 of Pulaski Park, the Overlook at the rear of the park that will connect it to the Roundhouse Parking lot. The project is anticipated to be completed in the late spring of 2017.
  • The construction area will be fenced, and parking spaces in the lot will be reduced for the duration of the project.
  • There will be no pedestrian access from the parking lot up the stairs near South Street. Pedestrian access from the parking lot to Main Street will be via Crafts Avenue or the stairs behind City Hall for the duration of the project.
  • Construction vehicles will be accessing the site through the parking lot. Motorists and pedestrians are advised to be aware of construction activity and use caution when parking and walking in the lot. 
Conz and Pleasant Streets - Roundabout Construction
  • Gomes Construction of Ludlow, the general contractor for the roundabout construction under a contract with MassDOT, will be continuing with construction.
  • Through traffic will be maintained at all times, except as noted above. Lane closures for one-way traffic are restricted to between 9 am and 4 pm. Please seek alternate routes or EXPECT DELAYS at this location.
If possible, motorists should seek alternate routes or EXPECT DELAYS, especially on Pleasant Street and the intersection of Pleasant and Conz Streets. Please obey directions from police officers and be considerate of the work area and other motorists.

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

Friday, October 7, 2016

Construction Update - Week of October 10th

For the week of October 10th, weather permitting, the following work is scheduled:

Sidewalk Inventory
  •  Five teams of two people each will continue conducting an inventory of all City sidewalks, ramps and curbs. This will include video technology that that uses a wheelchair mounted tablet to collect data. 
Glendale Road Landfill - Solar PV
  • Ameresco will begin mobilizing for the solar PV installation on the landfill. The project is anticipated to be completed by early January. Beginning the week of October 17th, there will be an increase in truck traffic on Glendale Road for material delivery to the project.
155 Pleasant Street (Adjacent to the Bike Path)
  • Demolition of the existing building is scheduled to start this week.
Pulaski Park Phase 2
  • Mass-West Construction will continue construction on Phase 2 of Pulaski Park, the Overlook at the rear of the park that will connect it to the Roundhouse Parking lot. The project is anticipated to be completed in the late spring of 2017.
  • The construction area will be fenced, and parking spaces in the lot will be reduced for the duration of the project.
  • There will be no pedestrian access from the parking lot up the stairs near South Street. Pedestrian access from the parking lot to Main Street will be via Crafts Avenue or the stairs behind City Hall for the duration of the project.
  • Construction vehicles will be accessing the site through the parking lot. Motorists and pedestrians are advised to be aware of construction activity and use caution when parking and walking in the lot. 
Conz and Pleasant Streets - Roundabout Construction
  • Gomes Construction of Ludlow, the general contractor for the roundabout construction under a contract with MassDOT, will be continuing with construction.
  • Through traffic will be maintained at all times, except as noted above. Lane closures for one-way traffic are restricted to between 9 am and 4 pm. Please seek alternate routes or EXPECT DELAYS at this location.
If possible, motorists should seek alternate routes or EXPECT DELAYS, especially on Pleasant Street and the intersection of Pleasant and Conz Streets. Please obey directions from police officers and be considerate of the work area and other motorists.

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

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Alternating Lane Closure on Florence Road

The Department of Public Works will be closing a single travel lane on Florence Road between Cross Street and Scanlon Avenue on October 5th & 6th, 2016.

The lane closure on Florence Road will be from 7:30am to 5:30pm for the installation of the permanent speed tables. The road will have one lane open at all times during this project, and police details will be present.

Motorists are advised to seek alternate routes if possible, and please be prepared for traffic delays. Motorists are advised to approach this work zone with caution.

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