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.