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Commissioner of Public Services and Utilities Ricardo Morales said his department is studying traffic patterns, biking patterns, and car and pedestrian accidents and will be ready to present its findings in a presentation to the City Council at the end of the spring.
Did you see the traffic barrels? Construction crews are increasing the pedestrian and bike spaces on Elm Street in Pittsfield, in an effort to curb risky behavior by drivers, according to one city official.
The intersection of Tyler Street, Woodlawn Avenue and Dalton Avenue is home to the city's first roundabout, which opened Tuesday night. Drivers through the intersection are pumping their breaks, something the city's Commissioner of Public Utilities already counts as a success.
Officials now know how they'd like to spend $5.6 million in federal American Rescue Plan Act money: Infrastructure projects that improve public health in city buildings, two new public health positions and support for daycare programs, the Fenn Street Shelter and another round of grants for homeowner projects.
Recent data from Pittsfield's wastewater tests indicates a steep decrease in the amount of coronavirus present in the city. City officials are optimistic in the short term, and are hoping that increasing testing to three times a week will produce more positive results.
Neighbors at Aaron's Plaza on South Street said they are concerned about what a proposed Lee Bank development will do to the safety of Reed Street and traffic in and around their parking lots. The City Council will decide on Tuesday night whether those concerns are enough to slow down the project.
City officials released the names of the 25 streets set to be repaved this year. This lists spans all seven wards, almost 4 miles of roads and is expected to cost between $100,000 and $200,000.
PITTSFIELD — After hearing the big picture — why an old Pittsfield intersection near Berkshire Medical Center needs an entirely new look — res…
PITTSFIELD — Today is the day travelers can hear, in person, how the state Department of Transportation and the city of Pittsfield plan to imp…