West Street Construction Information

 

RECONSTRUCTION OF WEST STREET

READING, MASSACHUSETTS

MASSDOT PROJECT FILE NUMBER 601705

 

MassDOT Construction Update

MassDOT opened bids for the West St. Reconstruction Project on Sept. 30, 2014, and the Contract was awarded to Newport Construction.  Construction is expected to begin towards the end of April, 2015. A public informational meeting will be held on Thursday, April 9, 2015 at 7:00pm at the Parker Middle School auditorium.  Please see the link below for nore detailed information regarding the informational hearing.  Detours, road closures, and delays should be expected during construction.   The Engineering Division will continue to update this website before and during construction as information becomes available.

 

West Street Anticipated Project Milestones

The West Street project which is bid and managed by MassDOT began active construction on May 4th.

 

 

To date the following work has already occurred:

  • Trimmed and removed trees necessary for the Project.

  • Utility crews have relocated utility poles and are in the process of transferring cables.

  • The short section of Willow Street which runs between Summer Avenue and West Street, alongside the grassed island was permanently closed to all traffic.

  • The contractor has completed the installation of the new drainage system on West Street.

  • The portion of West Street from Longwood Road to the Woburn city line has been reclaimed and has received the first course of pavement.

  • The contractor installed some granite curbing and concrete sidewalks on West Street in the vicinity of Arcadia Avenue.

  • The contractor completed installing the concrete foundations for the new traffic signal mast arms along West Street and at the Woburn Street \ Summer Avenue intersection.

     

    Beginning November 23th  and continuing through the winter as weather conditions allow:

  • Installation of traffic signal conduit throughout the winter as weather permits. This conduit will be installed in the sidewalk area along the easterly side of the roadway from the West \Willow \Summer intersection to the West \ King intersection and along the westerly side of the roadway form the West \ King intersection to the West \ South intersection. This work will start at the Wilmington end of the project and proceed towards South Street.

  • Installation of curbing throughout the winter as weather permits. This work will start at the Wilmington end of the project and proceed towards South Street.

  • Construction of retaining wall from #381 to # 397 West Street

  • Installation of new traffic signal equipment at the South Street \West Street and Summer Avenue \ Woburn Street intersections.

Subject to adverse winter weather conditions the contractor is striving to install all of the signal conduit and curbing this winter. To achieve this goal the contractor will most likely have multiple crews performing this work at the same time.

During the installation of curbing and the signal conduit between the West \ Willow \ Summer intersection to the West \ Woburn Street intersection a detour will be in effect. The detour will direct West Street traffic around the work area utilizing Summer Avenue and Woburn Street.  

 

 

Proposed Construction Phases

•Phase 1 - Longwood Road to Winslow Road / King Street

•Phase 2 - Winslow Road / King Street to Howard Street

•Phase 3 - Howard Street to Border Road

In each phase the contractor will first install new drainage which will then be followed by the reclamation of the existing roadway surface and the installation of the first layer of pavement.

The installation of new curbing, sidewalks, new traffic signals and the final surfaces of roadway pavement will then follow.

The entire project includes approximately 7,500 feet (1.4 miles) along West Street and an additional 2,500 feet (.5 mile) along the intersecting side streets for a total project length of approximately 10,000 feet (1.9 miles). The project includes upgrading and new traffic signals at West Street/Woburn Street/Wescroft Road, West Street/Willow Street/Summer Avenue, West Street/King Street/Winslow Road and Summer Avenue/Woburn Street intersections

 

The project is expected to take 2 years to complete and detours are anticipated throughout the project duration.

The Town will hold weekly meetings with MassDOT and their contractor Newport Construction to discuss the projects progress and the upcoming weeks planned construction.

 

Residents who would like to be included in weekly emails regarding the project status should forward their email to:

Chris Cole at  ccole@ci.reading.ma.us

or

George Zambouras at  gzambouras@ci.reading.ma.us

 

 

MassDOT Construction Drawings

 

MWRA Water Construction Drawings

 

Past Public Informational Meeting Information

 

 

MassDOT PROJECT LOCATION AND LIMITS

 

The project includes the West Street Corridor from the Woburn City Line to just north of its intersection with Willow Street in Reading, Massachusetts.  Improvements to the intersection of Woburn Street at Summer Avenue are also included as part of the project.  The project limits along the corridor extend approximately 7,500 feet (1.4 miles) along West Street and an additional 2,500 feet (.5 mile) along the intersecting side streets for a total project length of approximately 10,000 feet (1.9 miles).

 

Construction is anticipated to begin Spring 2014.  Additional information will follow shortly as it becomes available.

 

 

 

LOCATION PLAN