Downtown Clinton Revitalization Program

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Downtown Improvements – September 2020 Render

Overview

The Downtown Clinton Revitalization Program includes streetscape and transportation improvements in support of commerce, investment, community pride, and the quality of life that we are all able to enjoy in Clinton. 

Beginning in September of 2020, the reconstruction of High Street and Church Street will begin. 

Improvements will include:

  • Full-depth roadway improvements-including drainage. 
  • New sidewalks and curbing.
  • Pedestrian and intersection improvements.
  • New street furnishings and landscaping.
  • Improved signage.
  • State of the art decorative lighting throughout the project area.

The project includes the reconstruction of:

  • High Street from the intersection of Union Street to the intersection of Water Street; approximately 1,860 feet.
  • Church Street from the intersection of Walnut Street to the intersection of School Street; approximately 820 feet.
  • A segment of Union Street, for approximately 200 feet. The total length of the project is approximately 2,880 feet. 

Click on this link to view a Google Map of the project area.

Project Cost | Funding

Funding for the reconstruction of High and Church Streets is provided by the Town’s Infrastructure Stabilization Fund, and by a $1.5 million grant from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Massworks Infrastructure Program, which targets infrastructure projects that support housing production, spur private development, and create jobs. 

Total project cost is approximately $4.5 million. 

Work Schedule 

Construction activities will occur between the hours of 7:00AM and 5:00PM, Monday through Thursday. No work will be performed on weekends without prior approval from the Town. A minimum of 24 hours advanced notice will be distributed in advance of any planned construction activities. 

Traffic Management 

Vehicular and pedestrian travel on the public way will be maintained during construction and access to doorways will be provided at all reasonable times. If so directed, temporary access walkways will be provided to ensure safe passage under all weather conditions.

  • In the work zone, traffic delays are to be expected. Drivers may wish to seek alternated routes during construction hours.

  • Roads and surfaces will be uneven at times. All motorists- and motorcyclists, especially - are advised to use caution while traveling through the work zone.  
  1. Week 13: Scheduled Construction Activities 

Week of December 14, 2020

Note: Updates are based on a two-week “look-ahead” provided by the project contractor, I.W. Harding Construction Co. Inc., of West Bridgewater, MA. The schedule is subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances, including weather, delivery of materials, subcontractor availability, or unknown subsurface conditions.

Week 13: Beginning Monday, December 14, 2020;

  • Monday - Thursday: The contractor is scheduled to continue working at the vault area (sidewalk) on Church Street, near the Santander Bank, located at 79 High Street. Construction will occur around existing utility infrastructure as the vault is repaired.
    • Impacts: A “Spot” No Parking zone will be in place during work, affecting several spaces within the work zone. A one-lane, alternating traffic pattern will be utilized on Church Street while construction activities are in progress. Drivers are encouraged to seek alternate routes and should expect minor delays. Customers will have access to storefronts and doorways in the downtown project area at all times.
  • As construction approaches closeout for the winter season, streetscape improvements, including the installation of new sidewalks and curbing are scheduled to resume in the spring of 2021. 

Support Local Businesses 

When deciding where to spend your hard-earned dollars on tonight’s dinner or a gift for a friend, consider the benefits of turning to the local, independently owned businesses downtown. There are far-reaching advantages to deciding to “shop local.” Businesses downtown are owned and operated by your neighbors! They care about, and are invested in the well-being of the community. When you shop local, your dollars stay in Clinton and help spur local development.

From every shop to the banking, legal, and municipal services that are necessary for daily life; the walkable row of businesses in the project area create an opportunity for visitors to check out the Town, and gather a sense of what makes Clinton so unique. Buying local helps to make our community stronger, benefiting neighbors in a network of economic and social relationships.

 When it comes to supporting the local businesses in the downtown area, you can do a lot of good even if you are unable to visit the business in-person. Follow businesses in the area on social media and make sure you share their deals, sales or announcements so that you can network and help them get a wider net for people who will be interested in shopping there. 

Stay Connected During Construction

Our Team is available to you for the duration of this project. Should you have any questions or concerns about this project – you may send an email to downtown@clintonma.gov or call the DCRP hotline by dialing (888) 386-2586. Calls that are received after work hours or during the weekends will be returned promptly the following business day. 

Facebook: facebook.com/DowntownClintonMA 

Twitter: twitter.com/DowntownClinton

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Downtown Renderings – September 2020 (PDF)

2018 Clinton Wayfinding Report (PDF)

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