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A look at the myriad construction projects that are underway in Adams:

Project: Town Common renovation

Features: Creation of plaza on Center Street that will hold a Susan B. Anthony statue, with work throughout the space to create an outdoor public gathering place, with paths, benches, plantings (including a hedge screen at the border with McDonald's) and a new gazebo

Cost: $424,900, of which $297,400 will be covered by a state Parkland Acquisitions and Renovations for Communities Grant

Timeline: Work started in early July and will be finished Nov. 30.

Contractor: William J. Keller & Sons, New York

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Project: Russell Field improvements, off Harmony Street near the rail trail

Features: The field house is about the only feature to remain. Regrading of softball field, with new backstop; drainage work to stop water flow off a nearby hill; two new tennis courts (with lines for pickleball play as well); adult fitness stations; new swingsets; fully accessible bleachers; electrical conduits for later work to upgrade light poles.

Cost: $528,153, with a 2019 Community Development Block Grant covering $469,953 of the cost

Timeline: Work began in July, to finish by Dec. 31.

Contractor: Mountain View Landscapes and Lawncare, Chicopee

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Project: Memorial School renovation and reuse, 30 Columbia St.

Features: Continued work to prepare the former middle school for possible use as housing and community activities. New mechanical system; upgrades to electrical and plumbing systems; improvements to restrooms; new doors; "envelope upgrades" to address building code shortcomings.

Cost: $639,683, with all but $55,000 (the town's share) paid by a 2018 Community Development Block Grant

Timeline: Work began in February and was expected to wrap up by summer's end.

Contractor: Kurtz, Chicopee

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Project: Crotteau Street improvements

Features: A full reconstruction of 1,300 feet of road; new sidewalks from Murray to Sparrow streets; new granite curbing; new wheelchair ramps; drainage improvements

Cost: $445,063, paid for through a state Department of Transportation "complete streets" grant of $290,281 and a $154,782 share of the town's Chapter 90 state aid

Timeline: Work started June 9 and will be complete Nov. 30.

Contractor: Clayton D. Davenport Trucking, Greenfield

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Project: Grant Street drainage improvements, includes Valley, Lincoln and Cross streets

Features: Putting in 2,000 feet of concrete drainpipes to replace failing system, with new catch basins and manholes. The project was spurred, in part, by heavy local flooding seen during a September 2018 microburst.

Cost: $1,306,600, paid for with borrowing by the town and a $572,100 grant

Timeline: Work began Aug. 1 and will be complete by June 30, 2021.

Contractor: J.H. Maxymillian, Pittsfield


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