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 11: BEGINNING MONDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2020;
- Monday - Thursday: On Monday, the contractor is scheduled to begin working at the vault area on Church Street, near the Santander Bank (79 High Street). Stormwater vaults are known as a detention and infiltration management system that helps control water runoff and prevent storm drain lines from overloading. Construction will occur around existing utility infrastructure.
- Impacts: “Spot” No parking zones will be in place during work, affecting spaces around the nearby work area. 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, other miscellaneous follow-up activities and punch list work will be ongoing at times.
Project Milestone: The preliminary paving of High Street has been substantially completed, and major roadway operations have concluded within the project area. The schedule, pace, and order of construction is being coordinated to minimize the impact to nearby residents and businesses downtown. High Street has been reopened to two-way travel with diagonal parking on both sides. Streetscape improvements, including the installation of new sidewalks and curbing are scheduled to resume in the spring of 2021.
SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESSES
Businesses located along High Street and Church Street want customers to know that they’re open while the revitalization of downtown takes place. As construction begins to slow down for the season, access to storefronts in the project area will be maintained at all times.
While ongoing streetscape improvements make “shopping local” a bit more challenging temporarily, the critical road work means the Town will be safer and stronger for years to come. We hope you show love to your community by supporting businesses downtown—even if it takes a little extra time! 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
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