Project Update #13 – 06/22/2012
The following work is planned for the week of 6/25/2012:
- The reconstruction of the sidewalk adjacent to the parking lot on Eastern Avenue is scheduled to continue this week. Work will consist of the installation of utilities, placement of structural soil for plantings and forming and pouring of concrete. The brick banding will be installed in the sidewalk at a later date. This section of sidewalk is scheduled to be closed for up to 2 weeks. The existing seven (7) on-street parking spaces in this area will be unavailable during working hours when work takes place in this area.
- When the forming for and pouring of concrete for the sidewalk on Eastern Avenue is underway, the reconstruction of the sidewalk on the westerly side of Washington Street will begin. The limits of the sidewalk reconstruction will be from High Street to School Street. Work will consist of the removal of existing curbing and concrete sidewalks, installation of underground utilities, installation of new granite curbing, and forming for and pouring of concrete. The brick banding will be installed in the sidewalk at a later date. The sidewalk and the 6 parking spaces within this limit of work will be temporarily closed for up to 3 weeks. Temporary access ways through the construction area will be provided for all businesses while construction in this area takes place.
- The reconstruction of the Keystone Parking Lot retaining wall is scheduled to continue this week. Work will consist of dismantling the existing wall, excavation of soil behind the wall to accommodate the location of the new retaining wall, the construction of the new concrete retaining wall and facing the concrete retaining wall with stone veneers cut from the existing retaining wall blocks. Approximately 250 feet of sidewalk adjacent to the retaining wall from Eastern Avenue to the Route 1 bridge overpass will be closed for approximately 7-11 weeks. The existing 10 parking spaces located on High Street adjacent to the retaining wall will be unavailable for approximately 5 weeks during the construction of the concrete retaining wall. Once the concrete wall is poured and backfilled, the parking spaces will be once again available.
- Drainage work may continue this week at the following locations; High Street in front of the Police Station and High Street across from Isabella’s. Two to three on-street parking spaces may be unavailable while work in these areas takes place, but should be available at the end of each work day. The work areas will be steel plated or backfilled at the conclusion of each work day. It is anticipated that two-way traffic will be maintained during these hours.
- Various utility companies will be working within the area of High Street near the retaining wall where the new utility poles have been installed over the next several months to switch their overhead utilities from the existing poles to the new poles. Once all the overhead utilities are switched over, the old poles will be removed.
Except where noted above, the working hours for this week will be 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
- As of 6/21/2012, the project is 88 days (14.4%) into the 610 consecutive calendar days allotted for completion.
- As of 6/21/2012, the contractor has worked 44.5 day shifts and 9 night shift for a total of 53.5 working days (14.9%) out of the maximum 360 working days allowed for the project.
- The paved section of the Keystone Parking Lot has been striped for parking. There are currently about 113 available parking spaces out of the 138 total spaces that will be available upon completion of the parking lot. The previous configuration of the old Keystone Lot yielded about 90 parking spaces, so there are an additional 23 spaces with more to come in the future.
The Town has approved the following change orders to the project:
- Replacement of the proposed Keystone Parking Lot “Fan-Style” Light Poles & Fixtures with the Ornamental Light Poles & Fixtures to be used throughout the square for street lighting. The cost associated with this change order is $72,000.
- Extend the reconstruction limits of the Keystone Parking Lot Retaining Wall approximately 25 feet to meet the portion of the retaining wall reconstructed by MassDOT during the Route 1 Bridge Project. The cost associated with this change order is $64,000.
- A total of $136,000 out of the $633,000 project contingency is being utilized for these changes.
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This weekly construction update is intended to give residents, businesses, and motorists a look ahead of the activities planned for the upcoming week. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Director of Engineering, Jason Mammone at (781) 751-9350 or firstname.lastname@example.org.