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
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
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
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
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