PITTSFIELD >> For the week of Sept. 19, Streetscape contractor Maxymillian will continue work on the installation of new uplights and conduit within the islands from the Ralph J. Froio Senior Center to Hotel on North. Construction work will start at 7 a.m.
Maxymillian, as well as other utility companies, will continue raising structures (i.e. manholes and watergates). Lanes may be closed overnight to avoid the structures raised throughout the day. Paving is tentatively scheduled for the end of the week of Sept. 26.
Subcontractor Lapinski Electric will turn on the new traffic signals at Maplewood and Linden avenues early next week. As soon as power is shut off to the old system the existing mast arms and traffic cabinets will be removed. Lapinski will also begin work on installing new heads and cameras on mast arms at the Melville and Union intersection.
The curbing and sidewalk subcontractor, Varandas Construction, will continue restoring sidewalk panels at the intersection of North and Linden streets once the exiting traffic cabinets and mast arms have been removed. They will also finish installing curbing for the islands in North Street as well as raised planters in the islands. Pedestrian and vehicular traffic may be disrupted by this work.
Eversource contractor, Burke Electric, will continue work on replacing the top of a vault on the north corner of Bradford and North streets near Methuselah. The sidewalk will be closed in this area and excavation will be protected with barriers and fencing.
Vehicular traffic will be down to one lane in both directions. Vehicles will be guided with signs, cones, and drums allowing traffic to travel safely in the downtown area.