The Maplewood Avenue reconstruction project is resuming for its second summer season beginning on Monday, April 8, 2019. Crews will start with prep work on Monday and then the rest of the week (and moving forward, similar to last year) will close Maplewood Avenue to traffic from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. with the exception of residents and emergency vehicles. Crews will begin installing a temporary water system within the McGee Drive and Fairview Drive areas. Weekly updates will be posted on this page moving forward.
The design for this project includes a comprehensive full road reconstruction and underground utility replacement in Maplewood Avenue from Woodbury Avenue to the Maplewood Avenue Bridge over the Route 1 bypass. The streetscape design on Maplewood evaluates the use of "complete street" components to improve safe access for pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists, and public transportation users of all ages and abilities. Also, the Cutts Street/Central Avenue, and Leslie Drive, and Fairview Drive neighborhoods are included in the design, including utility and roadway improvements. The utility component includes replacement of water and review the need for sewer and drain improvements throughout the project area.
The City received bids in March 2018 and awarded the construction contract to Sargent Corporation of Stillwater, ME. Sargent began construction the week of July 9, 2018. The project is anticipated to require two construction seasons to complete.
The project limits of the construction contract awarded includes Maplewood Avenue spanning the Woodbury Avenue intersection to the Maplewood Avenue Bridge over the Route 1 Bypass and the adjacent street of Fairview Drive. Design alternates included in the bid (Cutts/Central and Leslie Drive neighborhoods) are not included in this construction contract. The results of the bid pricing was such that this City does not have available funding at this time. The City will be evaluating future funding options over the next two years to determine if the construction of these additional adjacent areas can proceed as part of the contract.
The lead contact for this project is Raymond Pezzullo, the City's Assistant City Engineer. Please contact him at 603-766-1755 or email@example.com with any comments or concerns.
Week of June 17, 2019
Anticipated Upcoming Work
- The Contractor will be working Monday through Friday of this week from 7 AM to 6 PM.
- The Contractor will be preparing the roadway (Maplewood Ave) subbase material and widening the roadway. The Contractor will begin to fine grade Maplewood Avenue in preparation for the base pavement layer. Driveway access will be maintained to the maximum extent possible.
- With the roadway reconstruction work underway, local traffic may be required to use the detour to access Maplewood Avenue from the opposite end.
- The Contractor will finish the drainage system along Maplewood Avenue, specifically at the intersection of Cutts Street.
- Sewer Services on Fairview Drive continue to be installed.
- The Contractor will continue to remove existing curbing and sidewalk pavement.
- Material deliveries will be ongoing to the site including pipe, drainage structures, aggregate, etc.
- A detour will be in place along Maplewood Avenue between Edmond Avenue and Woodbury Avenue. Residents, deliveries, school buses, emergency vehicles, etc. will be allowed to access the area, but through traffic will not be permitted. The detour will be in place while the reclaiming process is being completed. At the end of the day the roadway will be graded and compacted, and Maplewood Avenue will be open to traffic during non-working hours.
- Alternating one-way traffic can be expected along Maplewood Ave. outside of the limits of the detour from Edmond Avenue to Cutts Street.
- Pedestrian access will be maintained through the project, however it may be limited to one side of the roadway and the walking surface may be compacted gravel.
- Work hours are from 7AM to 6 PM. Travel delays may be expected during these times.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Resident Engineer, Christopher Stairs, at 603-766-8246 or Ray Pezzullo, P.E., Assistant City Engineer at 603-766-1755.
PROJECT DESIGN HISTORY
The following table lists public meetings and project milestones. If a specific date is not listed, the anticipated timeframe is indicated and the table will be updated as the project progresses.
Base Map of Project Area
2013 Water System Master Plan
2014 Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan
City Council Complete Streets Policy
City Council Bicycle Friendly Community Policy
City Council Walk Friendly Community Policy
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