Streetscape Phase 4 update - May 30-June 3

For the week of May 30, Streetscape contractor, Maxymillian, will complete excavation of the west side of North Street between Rite-Aid and Madison.  Construction work will start at 7 a.m.

Once the sidewalk is excavated conduit work will begin in this area.  Once the west side excavation is completed the crew will continue to excavate sidewalks on the east side of North Street.  They will make their way north to the city parking lot next to the Greystone Building.  Pedestrian traffic will be guided along the storefronts utilizing a construction guardrail safety system and gravel sidewalks. 

A second crew will continue conduit work from the senior center to St. Joseph’s Church.

A third Maxymillian crew will continue prepping the brick accent strips for the sidewalk subcontractor and installing new loam in completed planters.

In the middle of the week, Maxymillian will start excavation and replacement of Carson Place. Carson Place will be closed during this work.

Maxymillian will also be entering several electrical manholes to install new service connections to feed power cabinets at Melville Street and in front of 510 North St. (on the corner of Maplewood Avenue).  Work will also continue on the load center, near the YMCA, in order to begin to power the new lighting.  New lighting is expected to be turned on by mid-June.

The curbing and sidewalk subcontractor, Varandas Construction, will continue sidewalk restoration from Linden Street to Rite-Aid and also continue installing new curbing from Rite-Aid to Madison Avenue.  They will also begin installing new curbing on the east side, starting near Paul Rich, by the end of the week.  Parking and pedestrian traffic may be disrupted by this work but access to storefronts will be maintained.

Berkshire Gas and JS Rae have completed installing their mainline pipe on North Street.  They will now begin tying in the side streets (Maplewood, Carson Place, Place, and Melville Street) and jumper lines (mains that go across the street at Union Street, Columbus Avenue, and Maplewood Avenue).  Work will start at the northern intersections and then work its way south.  This work will cause disruptions to vehicular traffic at these intersections throughout the week.   

Vehicular traffic will be down to one lane in both directions.  Parking in some areas will be affected by this work.  Vehicles will be guided with signs, cones, and drums allowing traffic to travel safely in the downtown area.