Converse Street Project Starting April 3rd, 2017
Over the next year, Baltazar Contractors, Inc. of Ludlow Massachusetts will be reconstructing Converse Street from Laurel Street to Dwight Road under the direction of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation and Longmeadow Public Works Department. Construction is scheduled to begin April 3rd. The work will include new sidewalks, driveways, bus stops, catch basin replacements, new curbing, crosswalk signals, bike lanes, traffic signal at the Dickinson Street intersection, various minor changes in road widths, tree plantings, pavement milling, and resurfacing of the roadway. All disturbances to tree belts and private property will be restored to pre-existing conditions to the fullest extent possible.
At this time, we are requesting residents to mark their irrigation sprinkler heads that are located on Town property (by the sidewalk and in the tree belt), in an effort to reduce damages to lawn irrigation systems. Blue marking flags are available at the Public Works Department.
In an effort to facilitate weekly refuse collection, residents are asked to have their refuse and recycling curbside by 7:00 AM, especially during the time period that construction work is taking place on the street.
Residents that need access to homes between the construction hours of 7:00 AM and 4:00 PM should expect delays. Nevertheless, the contractor will make every effort maintain access to residences.
During construction, there will be various colored painted lines on the street and on private property. State laws require anyone who digs to notify utility companies before starting any underground project. The painted lines are the utility companies’ way of marking underground lines so they are not damaged during construction.
To report any problems or concerns, please contact the Engineering Department at 567-3400. The Town of Longmeadow appreciates your patience and support during this important project.___________________________________________________________________________________________________
The Longmeadow Public Works Department is preparing to begin installation of new guardrail along the sides of the following roads:
Meadowbrook Road (TIMBER)
Guardrail replacement at west end of street near Warren Terrace
Crestview Circle (TIMBER)
New Guardrail at west end of street at stream crossing (both sides)
Mill Road (STEEL)
Guardrail Replacement at west end of street (both sides)
Franklin Road (TIMBER)
Guardrail replacement at cul-de-sac
Chestnut Street (STEEL)
Guardrail replacement at west end of street
Barrington Road (TIMBER)
Guardrail replacement at east end of street
Chiswick Street (STEEL)
Guardrail replacement at south end of street
Captain Road (TIMBER)
New guardrail approximately 230 feet east of Viscount Road at stream crossing (both sides)
Commonwealth Guardrail Inc. has been contracted to perform the work, and is scheduled to begin Monday, January 9th, weather permitting. Other factors may delay construction. It is expected that the effort will result in temporary lane closures.
Should you have any questions or require any additional information, please contact the Longmeadow Public Works Engineering Department at (413) 567-3400.
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