Pittsfield Streetscape: Electrical begins on the corner of Maplewood Avenue at North Street

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PITTSFIELD — Burke Electric, Eversource contractor, will be on site Monday to begin work on replacing the top of a vault on the north corner of Maplewood Avenue at North Street.

The right lane heading into North Street from Maplewood Avenue will be closed 24 hours a day for the entire week.

Construction work will start at 7 a.m.

Lapinski Electric, subcontractor, will begin installing new mast arms for the traffic signals on Monday and Tuesday. There will be disruptions to traffic at the two signalized intersections (North and Melville/Union and North and Maplewood/Linden) during this work.

They will also be installing new wiring and components in preparation for turning on the new traffic signals.

Maxymillian, the contractor, will be grading sidewalks for the sidewalk subcontractor from Maplewood Avenue to A-Mart/Lipton Mart. Sidewalk restoration and planter installation will follow in this area.

Maxymillian will also begin work on excavating the new islands in North Street as well as installing conduit for up-lighting in the islands.

The curbing and sidewalk subcontractor, Varandas Construction, will begin installing granite curbing on the east side of North Street from A-Mart to White Terrace.

Curbing will also begin being installed for the islands in North Street. Sidewalk restoration work will continue from 510 North St. to Lipton Mart. Parking and pedestrian traffic may be disrupted by this work.

Warner Brothers, the paving subcontractor, is scheduled to pave a shim course in the milled road area throughout the day on Friday.

There will be disruptions to traffic as both directions will be down to one lane. Lanes will be shifted as work progresses. There will be no parking in the construction zone while this work is being performed.

Pedestrian traffic will be guided by pedestrian guardrails and drums.

Vehicular traffic may be down to one lane in both directions. Parking in some areas will be affected by this work. Vehicles will be guided with signs, cones, and drums allowing traffic to travel safely in the downtown area.


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