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. Scheduled Construction Activities

Scheduled Construction Activities: Week 16

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 16: Beginning Monday, April 12, 2021

Schedule of work

  • Beginning 4/12/2021: The removal of sidewalk and curbing is scheduled to continue on the west side of the project area. Sidewalk removal will take place on the even-numbered side of High Street and wrap onto Church Street; construction will proceed toward Union Street. Multiple crews will work in sequence to minimize disruption.

    • Impact: Access to storefronts shall be maintained during sidewalk and curbing removal operations, but will briefly be disabled for approximately a 30-minute-long period as work progresses directly in front of each building/doorway.  
  • The contractor will continue installing underground electrical conduits for new street lighting structures. This work will proceed up the east (odd-numbered) side of High Street and Church Street to Water Street, and then loop back to Union Street on the west (opposite) side of the downtown project area. Crews are also anticipated to begin irrigation set up for the new landscaping.
     
  • The contractor will continue to install new curbing. Pedestrian access will be maintained at all reasonable times.

    • Impact: “Spot” No Parking zones will be in place during work, affecting multiple parking spaces at each work site. Two-way vehicular traffic will be maintained throughout the entire work zone. The width of the roadway will be reduced near each location, with traffic control by police detail officers. All motorists - and motorcyclists, especially - are advised to use caution while traveling on High Street and Church Street. Drivers are encouraged to seek alternate routes and should expect minor delays. 

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)

  1. Construction Progress
  2. Week 1
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  5. Week 4
  6. Week 5
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  10. Week 9
  11. Week 10
  1. Week 11
  2. Week 12
  3. Week 13
  4. Week 14
  5. Week 15

Week 11: High Street Reconstruction

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.

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