For the week of June 6, Streetscape contractor, Maxymillian, will continue excavation of the east side of North Street from Maplewood Avenue to just south of the entrance to A-Mart. Construction work will start at 7 a.m.
Once the sidewalk is excavated conduit work will begin in this area. Pedestrian traffic will be guided along the storefronts utilizing a construction guardrail safety system and gravel sidewalks.
A second crew will begin work on installing a new lighting load center, traffic cabinet, and radius seat wall near the northwest corner of North Street and Maplewood Avenue.
A third Maxymillian crew will continue prepping the brick accent strips for the sidewalk subcontractor and installing new loam in completed planters from Linden Street to Madison Avenue.
Early in the week Maxymillian will start excavation and replacement of Carson Place. Carson Place will be closed during this work.
Maxymillian will also be breaking into some electrical manholes in order 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).
The curbing and sidewalk subcontractor, Varandas Construction, will continue sidewalk restoration from Linden Street to Madison Avenue. They will also begin installing new curbing on the east side, starting near Eagle Street and working their way up to Paul Rich and Sons driveway. Parking and pedestrian traffic may be disrupted by this work but access to storefronts will be maintained.
Berkshire Gas and JS Rae will continue tying in the side streets (Melville Street) and jumper lines (mains that go across the street at Union Street and Columbus 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.