The Maplewood Avenue reconstruction project resumed for its second summer season on Monday, April 8, 2019. Crews close Maplewood Avenue to traffic from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. with the exception of residents and emergency vehicles. Crews installed 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 result of the bid pricing was that the City deferred the alternate work; but in July 2019 the City Council approved the bond to fund the work.
A public information meeting was held on August 8. For more information, click here.
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 October 21, 2019
Anticipated Upcoming Work On – Maplewood Avenue, Woodbury Avenue and Fairview Drive
- The Contractor will be working Monday through Friday of this week from 7 AM to 6 PM.
- Preparation, grading and placement of cement concrete sidewalks will continue along Maplewood Avenue. Walkways and front lawns will continue to be restored once sidewalks are placed.
- Material deliveries will be ongoing to the site including curbing, asphalt and aggregate, etc.
Anticipated Upcoming Work On – Cutts Street, Central Avenue, Beechwood Street, Ashland Street and Leslie Drive
- Home inspections for sewer services and sump pumps will be on-going. These inspections will be completed by the City’s consultant, Weston & Sampson. \
- The temporary water main will continue to be removed.
- Drainage and sewer main work will continue on Central Avenue and Beechwood Street.
- One-way alternating traffic can be expected along Woodbury Ave. in the vicinity of Maplewood Ave.
- A detour may 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. At the end of the day 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 throughout 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, Jasper Jenkins, cell: 603-762-6852 or Ray Pezzullo, P.E., Assistant City Engineer at 603-766-1755 (cell: 603-957-8843).
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.
August 2019 Public Information Meeting on alternate side street work
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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