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New Bedford roadwork sites for the upcoming week of July 26, 2021 – July 30, 2021

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The City of New Bedford has roadwork sites for the upcoming week of July 26, 2021 – July 30, 2021 and they are as follows:

Eversource:

• Relaying gas main on Pleasant St. working from Linden St. to Austin St.
• Replacing gas services on Lucas St. working from Brock Ave. to W. Rodney French Blvd.
• Replacing gas services on Independent St. working from Crapo St. to County St.
• Relaying gas main on Tacoma St. working from Acushnet Ave. to Wildwood Rd.
• Retire gas main on Shaw St. from Acushnet Ave. to Conduit St.
• Relaying gas main on Phillips Rd. starting from Birchwood Dr. to Hillcrest Dr.
• Working on the regulator on Holly St. at Belleville Ave. and Wood St. at Belleville Ave.
• Relaying gas main on Somerset St. from Park St. to Hersom St.

Other:

• Contractor (PA Landers) will continue forming and pouring concrete sidewalks and driveway aprons on Nelson St. from Crapo St. to County St.
• Contractor (PA Landers) will continue lawn area restoration work for Acushnet Ave. from Monmouth St. to Victoria St.
• Contractor (PA Landers) will be continuing with roadway and sidewalk repairs for Metropolitan St. from Brownell Ave. to Commonwealth Ave., Maryland St. from Caswell St. to Conduit St. Conduit St. from Maryland St. to Jarry St., Hunter St. from Maxfield St. to Parker St. and Parker St. from Hathaway Blvd. to Hunter St.
• Contractor (PA Landers) will be repairing various roadway and sidewalks citywide.
• Contractor (K.R. Rezendes, Inc.) to continue work at MassDOT Project #606718, roadway reconstruction and related work (including traffic signal installation) along a section of Hathaway Rd., Nauset St. and Mt. Pleasant St.
• Contractor (PA Landers) to continue MassDOT Project #606709 for roadway reconstruction and related work along a section of Kings Highway from Rte. 140 ramps to Tarkiln Hill Rd.
• Contractor (North Turf) will be on site at Hazelwood Park continuing installation of the new bowling greens.
• DPI will be filling potholes city-wide on a continuous basis.
• DPI will be street sweeping all roadways city-wide on a weekly basis.
• Due to ongoing construction at the High Hill Reservoir residents may experience discolored water.  The water is safe, and the discoloration will be 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.
• Water main shutdown in the Hathaway Rd. and Mt. Pleasant St. area Tuesday night, July 27th, which may result in discolored water. The water is safe, and the discoloration will be temporary. We recommend allowing the water to settle for a few hours and then flushing your services line by letting the bathtub run for a few minutes until the water clears.
• Contractor (SCR Constructors) will continue site work at the future South Coast Rail station platform locations in the City. If you have questions, please email the project team at SouthCoastRail@dot.state.ma.us

Union St. Phase II Sewer Separation Project:

• Contractor (C. Naughton Corp.) will begin installing 20-in water main valves at the Union St. and Sixth St. intersection, the continuing installation of the 24-in drainpipe along Union St. between N. Sixth St. and Eight St.
• During valve testing and the water main shutdown some customers in the general project area may experience discolored water. The water is safe, and the discoloration will be temporary. We recommend flushing your service line by letting it run until the water is clear. Customer directly affected by the scheduled shut-down will be notified.
• On Monday evening, July 26th from 9:00 PM to 5:00 AM the Contractor is tentatively scheduled to install water valves on N. Sixth St. and on S. Sixth St. North Sixth St. will be closed at the south side of Market St. and traffic detoured to via Market St. and Pleasant St. S. Sixth St. will be closed between the south side of Union St. and Spring St. Union St. will remain open. This work may be rescheduled for later in the week, pending water shutdown testing.
• Contractor (C. Naughton Corp.) is scheduled to resume 24-in drain installation along Union St. on Wednesday, July 28th. Union St. will be closed between Pleasant St. and Seventh St. Westbound traffic on Union St. will be detoured via Pleasant St., Elm St., and County St. (Traffic traveling south on N. Sixth St. will be detoured to Pleasant St. via Market St.) Eastbound traffic on Union St. will be detoured via Seventh St., Spring St. and Pleasant St.
• There is no daytime work or traffic controls scheduled for Tuesday, July 27th (Pending Valve Testing)
• Access for Union St. businesses only. Detour during working hours.
• Construction / detour signage will be posted and police details will be on site to assist with traffic management.

** Please note: Contractors will continue to follow guidelines and protocol regarding COVID-19 social distancing while conducting work in construction zone.

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