Project Update - 12/18/16

Four week look ahead - 

Week of 12/19-12/23:

  • M-F: Install cobble strips between Railroad Ave and Broadway.
  • M-W: Install drainage between Bow St and Wallis St.
  • M-F: Raise water gate boxes in Phases 1, 2, 3 and 4A.
  • Th-F: Install drainage on Cabot St from Gloucester Crossing to Lenox St.   

Week of 12/26-12/30: 

  • M-Tue: Install cobble strips between Railroad Ave and Broadway.
  • Tue-F: Raise water gate boxes in Phases 1, 2, 3 and 4A.
  • Tue-Th: Install drainage on Cabot St from Gloucester Crossing to Lenox St. 
  • Tue: Fill tree pits in Phase 1 and 2.
  • F: Install drainage between Home St and Federal St. 

Week of 1/2-1/6:

  • Tue-F: Install drainage between Home St and Federal St. 

Week of 1/9-1/13:

  • M-Th: Install drainage between Home St and Federal St. 

 

PROJECT UPDATE - 11/4/16

General Information – There will be no further road reclamation or sidewalk reclamation happening this construction season.  This type of work will commence again in the spring of 2017.  Currently the contractor is setting curbing and pouring sidewalks and making the site safe for the winter.  Updated Phases for the remaining 2017 work will be released this fall/early winter and posted on the project website. 

Phase 1 (The new Middle School on Cabot St to Herrick St) – Signs are being installed the week of October 31.  Exposed tree wells will be secured for the winter months to prevent tripping hazards.  Light pole pedestals will be clearly marked and covered until the light poles are delivered and installed. 

Phase 2 (Cabot St: Herrick Street to Gloucester Crossing) – Finishing up the last conduit work in the exposed sidewalk areas and pouring concrete sidewalks in the next couple of weeks.  Exposed tree wells will be secured for the winter months to prevent tripping hazards.  Light pole pedestals will be clearly marked and covered until the light poles are delivered and installed. 

Phase 3 (Rantoul St: Southernmost part of Rantoul St to Pleasant St) – Over the next few weeks the final curbs, sidewalks, light pole mounts will be built and completed.  Detouring at the southernmost portion of Rantoul Street will be necessary at times.  After the sidewalks are poured, tree wells will be secured for the winter months to prevent tripping hazards.  Light pole pedestals will be clearly marked and covered until the light poles are delivered and installed.  Road striping will happen at the end of November. 

Phase 4A (Rantoul St: Pleasant St to Wallis St) – Over the next few weeks the final curbs, sidewalks, light pole mounts will be built and completed.  Detouring at the southernmost portion of Rantoul Street will be necessary at times.  After the sidewalks are poured, tree wells will be secured for the winter months to prevent tripping hazards.  Light pole pedestals will be clearly marked and covered until the light poles are delivered and installed.  Road striping will happen at the end of November. 

Phase 4 (Elliott St: From Cabot St to Rantoul St) – The roadway asphalt base layer and binder layer were completed on November 1.  The reconstruction of the curbs and sidewalks will not take place this construction season and will be done in the spring.  Asphalt will be put down in front of driveways to minimize drops/bumps transitioning to the road.   The existing sidewalks will also be worked on to ensure they are safe for pedestrian travel over the winter.   Road striping will happen at the end of November. 

The Phase 4 road reconstruction on Rantoul St (from Elliott St to Gloucester Crossing) will be postponed until 2017.  However, during the month of November subsurface utility work will be performed, which at times could cause some traffic impacts. 

Phase 5 (Wallis to Federal) – Full depth reconstruction will be postponed until 2017.   However, over the winter subsurface utility work will be performed, which at times could cause some traffic impacts. 

Comcast – Comcast is completing their work on Rantoul Street and should be fully completed for the entire project in the next week (weather and field conditions permitting).

Tree Planting – Tree plantings will likely occur in two phases.  The areas ready for plantings in the spring will be planted and then at the conclusion of the road work in the fall the remaining sections will be planted.  

Project Update - 10/26/16

Four week look ahead - 

Week of 10/24-10/28:

  • Tue: Finish installing curb at Herrick St and Colon St island
  • Tue: Hydroseed behind sidewalk at 45 Rantoul St. 
  • Th-F: Set mast arm and ped poles and remove existing poles at School St. 
  • M-F: Pour sidewalks and driveways in the Phase 3 area. Also pave binder at driveways.
  • M-W: Pulverize roadway, excavate and install gravel on Elliott St. 
  • W-Th: Fine grade and pave base and binder on Elliott St. 
  • Tue-F: Grade and pave binder at driveways in Phase 2 area. 
  • M-F: Install light conduit, bases and handholes in Phase 4A area.
  • M-F: Install curb and grade sidewalks and driveways in Phase 4A area. 

Week of 10/31-11/4: 

  • M-Tue: Grade and pour sidewalk at Herrick St.
  • W-Th: Extend railroad signal conduit to back of sidewalk at Colon St.
  • F: Pour sidewalk and island at Colon St.
  • M-Tue: Set mast arm and ped poles and remove existing poles at School St. 
  •  W-Th: Grade sidewalks at School St. 
  • Th-F: Set brick pavers at Goldberg building.
  • M-F: Grade and pour sidewalks and driveways in the Phase 3 area. Also pave binder at driveways.
  • M-Tue: Install light conduit, bases and handholes in Phase 4A area.
  • M-F: Install curb and grade sidewalks and driveways in Phase 4A area. 
  • W: Install drains at Post Office. 

Week of 11/7-11/11:

  • M: Pour sidewalk at Colon St.
  • M-W: Set brick pavers at Goldberg building.
  • M-F: Grade and pour sidewalks and driveways in the Phase 3 area. Also pave binder at driveways.
  • M-F: Grade sidewalks and driveways in Phase 4A area. 
  • M-F: Pour sidewalks and driveways in Phase 4A area. 
  • M-F: Set mast arm and PED poles and remove existing poles at Railroad Ave. 

Week of 11/14-11/18:

  • M-F: Pour sidewalks and driveways in Phase 4A area. 

Week of 11/21-11/25:

  • M-F: Pour sidewalks and driveways in Phase 4A area. 

Project Update - 10/4/16

Phase 2 (Cabot St: Herrick St to Gloucester Crossing) – The week of October 3rd Middlesex will be working on the area between the sidewalks/driveways of each property to regrade and pave.

Phase 3 (Rantoul St: Southernmost part of Rantoul St to Pleasant St) – Over the next couple of months granite curbing, sidewalks and light pole mounts will be constructed.  Detouring at the southernmost portion of Rantoul Street will be necessary at times.  

Phase 4A (Rantoul St: Pleasant St to Wallis St) – Over the next couple of months granite curbing, sidewalks and light pole mounts will be constructed.  

Phase 4 (Elliott Street: From Cabot St to Rantoul St) – Middlesex will complete drainage work Wednesday October 5.  Full depth road reconstruction will occur on Elliott St beginning Thursday October 6.  This work will begin at Cabot Street and end just before the Rantoul/Elliott intersection.  The demo of sidewalks and resetting of curbs in this section will begin next year (sidewalks will be left intact for the winter).  The Rantoul St part of Phase 4 (from Elliott St to Gloucester Crossing) will be postponed until 2017.

Phase 5 (Wallis to Federal) – Full depth reconstruction will be postponed until 2017.  

Drainage Work:

-    Rantoul Street: Elliott Street to Gloucester Crossing – Drainage work will begin next week and it will last about a month.  Full depth reconstruction of the road will occur in 2017.
 
-    Cabot Street: Gloucester Crossing to Lenox Street - Drainage work is estimated to begin in November (once Middlesex has completed from Elliott St to Gloucester Crossing) and it will last about a month.  Full depth reconstruction of the road will occur in 2017.  

-    Rantoul St: Wallis to Elliott - Drainage work is estimated to begin November/December (once Middlesex has completed from Gloucester Crossing to Lenox) and will last between two and three months (weather and field conditions permitting).  Full depth reconstruction of the road will occur in 2017.  

Comcast – Replacing conduit continues on Rantoul St and is estimated to be finished by the end of October.

Project Update - 9/27/16 - Safety!

Please be aware that Phase 3 and Phase 4A, which consist of the southernmost position of Rantoul Street up to Wallis Street, have been paved with two of the three layers of asphalt (last layer scheduled for next construction season).  In the weeks to come the construction team will be working on curbing, sidewalks and light pole mounts.   Pedestrians should be extra careful when passing through these construction areas and should be mindful of signage such as “Sidewalk Closed” to ensure everyone’s safety.

Project Update - 9/15/16

Four week look ahead - 

Week of 9/12-9/16:

  • W-F: Subgrade slopes and install loam in Phase 1 area.
  • F: Install plants at culvert at intersection of Cabot St and Herrick St. 
  • M-F: Excavate and grade sidewalks in Phase 2 area. 
  • M-F: Pour sidewalks and driveways in the Phase 2 area.
  • Tue-F: Grade and pave binder at driveways in Phase 2 area. 
  • M-F: Install light and signal conduit, handholes and light bases in Phase 3 area.
  • M-F: Roadway excavation and install gravel in Phase 4A area.
  • W-F: Install light and signal conduit street crossings in Phase 4A area. 

Week of 9/19-9/23: 

  • M-Tue: Subgrade slopes and install loam in Phase 1 area.
  • M-Tue: Grade and pave binder at driveways in Phase 2 area.
  • M-Tue: Final adjustments to signals at Beckford St.
  • W: Paint temporary striping in Phase 2 area.
  • W-F: Subgrade slopes and install loam in Phase 2 area. 
  • M-F: Install light and signal conduit, handholes and light bases in Phase 3 area.
  • W-Th: Install signal conduit and pedestal foundations in Phase 3 area.
  • M-F: Roadway excavation and install gravel in Phase 4A area.
  • M-W: Install light and signal conduit street crossings in Phase 4A area. 
  • W-F: Fine grade and pave base and binder in Phase 4A area. 

Week of 9/26-9/30:

  • M: Seed loam areas in Phase 1 & 2 areas.
  • M-Tue: Pave top on driveways in Phase 2 area.
  • M-F: Install light and signal conduit, handholes and light bases in Phase 3 area.
  • M-Th: Pour mast arm foundations at School St. 
  • M-F: Install curb in Phase 3 area.
  • Tue-F: Grade sidewalks and driveways in Phase 3 area. 
  • M-W: Install drainage in Phase 4 area.
  • Th-F: Install hydrant at 31 Elliott St. 
  • M-F: Excavate sidewalks and remove curb in Phase 4A area. 

Week of 10/3-10/7:

  • M-F: Install light and signal conduit, handholes and light bases in Phase 3 area.
  • M-F: Install curb in Phase 3 area.
  • M-F: Grade sidewalks and driveways in Phase 3 area. 
  • W-F: Pour sidewalks and driveways in the Phase 3 area.
  • W-F: Pulverize roadway, excavate and install gravel in Phase 4 area.
  • M-F: Install light conduit, handholes and light bases in Phase 4A area.

Week of 10/10-10/14:

  • M-F: Install curb in Phase 3 area.
  • M-F: Grade sidewalks and driveways in Phase 3 area. 
  • M-F: Pour sidewalks and driveways in the Phase 3 area.
  • M-F: Pulverize roadway, excavate and install gravel in Phase 4 area.
  • M-F: Install light conduit, handholes and light bases in Phase 4A area.

Project Update - 8/12/16

Four week look ahead - 

Week of 8/15-8/19:

  • M-F: Excavate and grade sidewalks in Phase 2 area. 
  • M-Tue: Adjust castings in sidewalk.
  • Th-F: Pour sidewalks and driveways in the Phase 2 section.
  • Th-F: Pour mast arm foundations at Colon St.
  • Tue-F: Install light and signal conduit, handholes and light bases in Phase 2 area.
  • M: Excavate to subgrade and install processed reclaimed gravel in Phase 3 area.
  • M: Install light and signal conduit crossings at School St and Fayette St.
  • M-Tue: Fine grade for paving in Phase 3 area.
  • W-Th: Pave base and binder in Phase 3 area.
  • F: Excavate pavement in sidewalks in Phase 3 area.

Week of 8/22-8/26: 

  • M-F: Excavate, grade sidewalks and install gravel in Phase 2 area. 
  • M-F: Pour sidewalks and driveways in the Phase 2 section.
  • M-W: Install light and signal conduit, handholes and light bases in Phase 2 area.
  • Tue-F: Install curb in Phase 2 area.
  • M-F: Excavate pavement in sidewalks in Phase 3 area.
  • M-F: Install light and signal conduit, handholes and light bases in Phase 3 area.
  • M-F: Pour sidewalks and driveways in the Phase 2 section.

Week of 8/29-9/2:

  • M: Pour sidewalks and driveways in the Phase 2 section.
  • M-Th: Excavate, grade sidewalks and install gravel in Phase 2 area. 
  • F: Install catch basin frames and grates in Phase 2 area.
  • F: Pour sidewalks and driveways in the Phase 2 area.
  • M: Excavate pavement in sidewalks in Phase 3 area.
  • M-F: Install light and signal conduit, handholes and light bases in Phase 3 area.
  • M-F: Roadway excavation and install gravel in Phase 4A area.

Week of 9/5-9/9:

  • M: Install catch basin frames and grates in Phase 2 area.
  • M-Th: Pour sidewalks and driveways in the Phase 2 area.
  • F: Paint temporary pavement markings in Phase 2 area.
  • M-F: Install light and signal conduit, handholes and light bases in Phase 3 area.
  • Th-F: Install drainage in Elliott Street. 
  • M-F: Roadway excavation and install gravel in Phase 4A area.

Project Update - 7/14/16

Four week look ahead - 

Week of 7/18-7/22:

  • M-F: Excavate and grade sidewalks in Phase 1 area. 
  • M-Th: Pave binder at driveways.
  • M-F: Pour sidewalks and driveways in the Phase 1 section.
  • M-F: Excavate sidewalks in Phase 2 area. 
  • M-F: Install light and signal conduit, handholes and light bases in Phase 2 area. 
  • M-F: Excavate to subgrade and install processed reclaimed gravel in Phase 3 area.

Week of 7/25-7/29: 

  • M-F: Set mast arms and complete Balch St signalization.
  • M-F: Install light and signal conduit, handholes and light bases in Phase 2 area. 
  • M-F: Install curb in Phase 2 area.
  • M-F: Pour mast arm foundations at Charles and Beckford intersection.
  • M-F: Excavate to subgrade and install processed reclaimed gravel in Phase 3 area.

Week of 8/1-8/5:

  • M-F: Set mast arms and complete Balch St signalization.
  • M-W: Install light and signal conduit, handholes and light bases in Phase 2 area. 
  • M-F: Install curb in Phase 2 area.
  • M-F: Pour mast arm foundations at Charles and Beckford intersection.
  • M-F: Excavate to subgrade and install processed reclaimed gravel in Phase 3 area.

Week of 8/8-8/12:

  • M-F: Excavate to subgrade and install processed reclaimed gravel in Phase 3 area.
  • M-F: Install drainage on Elliott St. 

Project Update - 6/23/16

Four week look ahead - 

Week of 6/27-7/1:

  • M-F: Excavate and grade sidewalks in Phase 1 area. 
  • M-F: Verizon to raise telephone manholes to binder grade.
  • Tue-W: Excavate and pour mast arm foundations at Balch St intersection.
  • Th-F: Install signal conduit and pull boxes at Balch St intersection.
  • W-F: Form sidewalks and driveways in the Phase 1 section.
  • M-Tue: National Grid Gas to raise gas gates to binder grade in Phase 1 area. 
  • M-W: Aggregate to fine grade road in Phase 2 area. 
  • W-Th: Aggregate to pave base layer in Phase 2 area. 
  • M-W: Test pits for drainage on Rantoul St between Elliott St and Cabot Street.

Week of 7/4-7/8: 

  • M-Th: Form sidewalks and driveways in the Phase 1 section.
  • Tue-F: Pour sidewalks and driveways in the Phase 1 section.
  • Tue-W: Aggregate to pave binder layer in Phase 2 area. 
  • Th-F: Excavate sidewalks in Phase 2 area. 
  • Th-F: Install light conduit, handholes and light bases in Phase 2 area. 
  • Tue-F: Excavate to subgrade and install processed reclaimed gravel in Phase 3 area.

Week of 7/11-7/15:

  • M-F: Pour sidewalks and driveways in the Phase 1 section.
  • M-Th: Excavate sidewalks in Phase 2 area. 
  • M-F: Install light conduit, handholes and light bases in Phase 2 area. 
  • M-F: Excavate to subgrade and install processed reclaimed gravel in Phase 3 area.

Week of 7/18-7/22:

  • M: Pour sidewalks and driveways in the Phase 1 section.
  • M-W: Install light conduit, handholes and light bases in Phase 2 area. 
  • W-F: Install curb in Phase 2 area.
  • M-F: Excavate to subgrade and install processed reclaimed gravel in Phase 3 area.

Project Update - 6/3/16

Four week look ahead - 

Week of 6/6-6/10:

  • M: Test pits for drainage on Rantoul St between Elliott St and Cabot Street.
  • Tue-F: Complete drainage on Elliott St and install hydrant. 
  • M-F: Excavate to subgrade and install processed reclaimed gravel in Phase 2 area.
  • M-F: Screen pulverized gravel in Phase 2 area. 
  • M-Tue: Install signal conduit crossings at Charles St intersection.
  • M-F: Excavate and grade sidewalks in Phase 1 area. 
  • M-F: Install curb in the Phase 1 section. 
  • M-W: Verizon to raise telephone manholes to binder grade.
  • Tue-W: National Grid Gas to lower gas main at Cabot St and Herrick St.
  • W-F: Install light conduit, handholes and light bases. 
  • F: National Grid to core electric manholes and install conduit stubs.

Week of 6/13-6/17: 

  • M-F: Excavate to subgrade and install processed reclaimed gravel in Phase 2 area.
  • M-F: Screen pulverized gravel in Phase 2 area. 
  • M: Install light conduit to electric manhole for Load Center #3. 
  • Tue-F: Install signal conduit crossings at Colon St intersection. 
  • M-W: Complete drainage on Elliott St and install hydrant. 
  • Th-F: Install drainage on Rantoul St between Elliott St and Cabot Street.
  • M-F: Excavate and grade sidewalks in Phase 1 area. 
  • M-F: Install curb in the Phase 1 section. 
  • M-W: Excavate and pour mast arm foundations at Balch St intersection.
  • M-W: Adjust water service boxes in sidewalks. 
  • Th-F: Install signal conduit and PED foundations at Balch St intersection.

Week of 6/20-6/24:

  • M-F: Install drainage on Rantoul St between Elliott St and Cabot Street.
  • M-F: Excavate to subgrade and install processed reclaimed gravel in Phase 2 area.
  • M-F: Screen pulverized gravel in Phase 2 area. 
  • M-F: Install railroad signal conduit crossings at Gloucester Crossing (North).
  • M: Excavate and grade sidewalks in Phase 1 area. 
  • M: National Grid Electric to raise electric manholes to binder grade in Phase 1 area.
  • M-Tue: National Grid Gas to raise gas gates to binder grade in Phase 1 area. 
  • M-W: Raise water gates to binder grade in Phase 1 area. 
  • M-F: Form/place sidewalks in the Phase 1 section.

Week of 6/27-7/1:

  • M-W: Install drainage on Rantoul St between Elliott St and Cabot Street.
  • M: Excavate to subgrade and install processed reclaimed gravel in Phase 2 area.
  • M: Screen pulverized gravel in Phase 2 area. 
  • M-F: Form/place sidewalks in the Phase 1 section.

Project Update - 5/27/16

Phase Updates (subject to weather and field conditions):

Phase 1 

-          Tuesday May 31 - Paving binder coarse starting at 5:00 am through the end of the day
-          Granite curbing will be installed starting on June 6 and will take approximately 2 weeks
-          Sidewalks will be constructed following the completion of the curb installation.
-        Phase 1 should be completed by late July

Phase 2

-          Over the next month the contractor will be grading the road
-          Once grading is complete the base coarse will be paved followed by the binder coarse
-          The goal is to have the curbing and sidewalks completed by the end of August

Phase 3

-          Begin demolition/full depth road work in 4-6 weeks (once they have completed Phase 2)

Phase 4

-          Construction on utilities and drainage continue

Project Update - 5/10/16

  • Rt.1A paving activities will occur on Friday May 13, 2016 between Balch St and the Memorial School.  
  • Drainage work on Phase 4 (parts of Elliott Street as well as Rantoul Street from Elliott Street to Lenox Street) will begin on or about May 12th.

  • Phase 2 (Cabot Street from Lyman Street to Colon Street) is anticipated to begin full depth reconstruction on or about June 3rd. 

Traffic Update for Friday 5/13/16:

Early Friday we will be detouring northbound Cabot St. traffic at Balch sending them towards McKay St.  This will continue most of the day or until we can free up a lane.  Paving will begin in the northbound lane just north of the RR Xing and complete the paving strip to the job limits.  Until we get cool down temps in this area NO VEHICLES WILL BE ABLE TO CROSS THE PAVING STRIP. 

Southbound traffic will continue down to Blaine and be detoured there until we can drive on the paved lane north of the RR Xing.  Southbound paving will then commence form the north limit with no access to Blaine, Tasty Subs, the south driveway of the Memorial Building project, etc.  We will then continue this strip southbound south of the RR Xing until we reach our 600 ton paving goal.  Traffic heading south will proceed southbound down the northbound Cabot lane at this time and maybe down Blaine again after cool down/compaction of the paving in that area. 

Project Update - 5/3/16

Four week look ahead - 

Week of 5/2-5/6:

  • M-F: Install drainage between Gloucester Crossing to Beckford Street.
  • W-F: Loam disturbed area at Herrick Street culvert. Plant shrubs, trees and hydroseed. 
  • M-Th: Excavate to subgrade and install processed reclaimed gravel.
  • M-Th: Screen pulverized gravel. 

Week of 5/9-5/13: 

  • M-F: Install curb in the Phase 1 section. 
  • M-Th: Lower gas gates for pulverizing. 

Week of 5/16-5/20:

  • M-F: Install curb in the Phase 1 section. 
  • M-F: Grade sidewalks in the Phase 1 section.
  • M-Th: Pulverize Phase 2.
  • F: Form/place sidewalks in the Phase 1 section.
  • M-F: Excavate to subgrade and install processed reclaimed gravel.
  • M-F: Screen pulverized gravel.

Week of 5/23-5/27:

  • M-F: Grade sidewalks in the Phase 1 section.
  • M-F: Form/place sidewalks in the Phase 1 section.
  • M-F: Excavate to subgrade and install processed reclaimed gravel.
  • M-F: Screen pulverized gravel.

Project Update - 4/14/16

Three week look ahead - 

Week of 4/18-4/22:

  • M: Install signal conduit at Balch St and light conduit at Herrick St. 
  • Tue: Install shallow drainage lateral and gutter inlet at Blaine Avenue.
  • Tue: Fix hydrant at Kittredge Street. 
  • W-F: Install drainage between Gloucester Crossing to Beckford Street.
  • W-Thu: Remove and stack curb.
  • W-Thu: Remove stumps.
  • M-F: Excavate to subgrade and install processed reclaimed gravel.
  • M-F: Screen pulverized gravel. 

Week of 4/25-4/29: 

  • M-F: Install drainage between Gloucester Crossing to Beckford Street.
  • M-F: Excavate to subgrade and install processed reclaimed gravel
  • M-F: Screen pulverized gravel

Week of 5/2-5/6:

  • M-Tue: Install drainage between Gloucester Crossing to Beckford Street.
  • M-W: Loam disturbed area at Herrick Street culvert. Plant shrubs, trees and hydroseed. 
  • M-F: Fine grade and pave base.