New Bedford roadwork sites for the upcoming week of March 16 ,2020 – March 20, 2020


The City of New Bedford has roadwork sites for the upcoming week of March 16 ,2020 – March 20, 2020 and they are as follows:


Eversource will replace the gas mains at the following locations: There will be no services tied into the new mains until after April 1, 2020 as a precaution of the winter season.
• Summer St. from Studley St to Locust St
• Palmer St from Arnold St to 201-203 Palmer St
• Commonwealth Ave. between Kempton St. – Claredon St
• Peckham St from Mt. Pleasant St to County St.
• Bolton St from Fair St. to Kane St.
• Hatch St from Acushnet Ave. to Belleville Ave.


• Contractor working at Hazelwood Park for new power supply and upgrades to parking lot lighting.
• Contractor will continue water and sewer replacement along Cottage Street, between Parker and Maxfield Streets. During working hours, Cottage St. may be closed to thru traffic with access for local traffic only. Southbound traffic will be detoured via Pope, Parker or Willis Street. North bound traffic will be detoured via Smith, Sycamore or Maxfield Streets. Detour signage, police details and traffic controls will be in place.
• Contractor is scheduled to continue construction of the new pumping station and installation of the site utilities at the Front St./ Elm St. site. Elm St. between JFK Memorial Highway (Route 18) and Macarthur Drive will be closed to westbound traffic. Westbound traffic will be detoured via MacArthur Drive. There will be detour signage and traffic controls in place.
• Contractor will continue scheduling appointments and will have technicians visiting various locations throughout the city to replace meters and meter interface units (meter readers). There will be no traffic controls for this work.
• Due to ongoing construction at the High Hill Reservoir, residents may experience discolored water. The water is safe, and the discoloration is temporary. We recommend allowing the water to settle for a few hours and then flushing your service line by letting the bathtub run for a few minutes until the water clears.
• Department of Public Infrastructure will be filling potholes on a continuous basis throughout the city.
• Please see the City of New Bedford website for additional street closings due to Special Events.
• Department of Public Infrastructure conducting its annual street sweeping program city-wide.
• The Contractor will continue work to relocate the existing water transmission main at the Tarkiln Hill Rd/Kings Highway rail crossing. There will be temporary lane closures at times during construction. Police details will assist with traffic management and signage will be posted.

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