IFB 23-29: 2023 Road and Sidewalk Reconstruction Project (Substantially Complete)

Project DescriptionReconstruction of roadway and sidewalk on the following streets: 

Carl St – from Westford St to Technology Dr

Hale St – from YMCA Dr to End

Highland Ave – from Pine St to Parker St

Sidney St – from Moore St to End

University Ave – from Riverside St to Dracut Town Line

Wachusett St – from Thirteenth St to Twelfth St

 

Estimated Start Date: April 2023


Estimated Completion Date: December 2023


Estimated Cost: $3,664,000.00


Contractor: P.J. Keating Company


City Contact: Engineering Office 

            Phone: 978-674-4070 

                        Email: EngineersDept@lowellma.gov


Status Updates: 


3/3/2023: Notification letter sent to abutting property owners/residents. City staff/contractor to begin utility markings and project layouts along streets later this month, weather permitting.


3/30/2023: Casting adjustments in preparation for pavement reclaim scheduled to begin the week of 4/10, weather permitting. Pavement reclaim and pavement of base course scheduled to occur over the following 3 weeks on Hale St, Highland Ave, and Carl St.


6/27/2023: Milling on University Ave was completed today from the Dracut town line to Riverside St. Casting adjustments scheduled to begin later this week, weather permitting.


Hale St and Carl St were paved last Friday, 6/23. Final line striping, tree planting, and landscape repair scheduled for July.


7/7/2023:  Paving on University Ave is scheduled for Wednesday July 12th and Thursday July 13th, weather permitting. Rain dates will be Thursday July 13th and Friday July 14th, respectively. 


Hale St and Carl St line striping started today. Crew is scheduled to return next Friday, 7/14 to finish line striping.


7/11/2023: Due to rain on Monday, paving is now scheduled for Thursday July 13th and Friday July 14th, weather permitting. Traffic Management plans with detour information for University Ave can be found below.


7/24/2023: Paving on University Ave is scheduled for Wednesday, July 26th from 4th Ave to Riverside St, weather permitting. 


Structure adjustments on Sindey St and Wachusett St are scheduled to begin on Wednesday, July 26th following by pavement reclaim starting on Thursday, July 27th.


Pavement reclaim on Highland Ave is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, July 26th. 


7/27/2023: Roadway grading and compaction on Highland Ave, Sidney St, and Wachusett St will continue next week (week of 7/30), followed by paving of binder course the following week (week of 8/6), weather permitting.


8/8/2023: Roadway grading and compaction on Wachusett St and Sidney St will be completed this week, followed by paving of binder course on both streets scheduled for Friday 8/11, weather permitting. Highland Ave grading and compaction to continue into next week, followed by paving of binder course the following week, weather permitting.


8/18/2023: Granite curb installation on Highland Ave began yesterday, 8/17 and will continue into next week (week of 8/20). Followed by curb installation on Sidney St and Wachusett St. Sidewalk grading and concrete work will begin after completion of granite curb installation.


8/25/2023: Granite curb installation on Sidney St started today, 8/25 and will continue into next week followed by curb work on Wachusett St. 


Concrete form work on Highland Ave started today, 8/25. Sidewalks on Highland Ave are scheduled to be poured starting next week, weather permitting. Driveway transitions will be repaved soon after sidewalk sections through the driveways are poured. One-way on Highland Ave (from Parker St to Pine St) will begin starting Thursday, September 14th.


9/25/2023: Concrete sidewalks are completed on both Highland Ave and Sidney St. Sidewalks on Wachusett St are expected to be completed by the end of this week. Driveway transitions are expected to be completed by end of next week. One-way on Wachusett St (from 12th to 13th) will begin starting Monday, October 16th. Paving on Highland Ave, Sidney St, and Wachusett St is expected in mid to late October, weather permitting.



10/24/2023: Paving on Highland Ave (from Parker St to Pine St) and on Sidney St (from Moore St to end) is scheduled for next Tuesday, 10/31. Rain date is Wednesday, 11/1. Paving on Wachusett St (from 12th St to 13th St) is scheduled for next Wednesday, 11/1. Rain date is Thursday, 11/2. Punch list items on all streets to be completed by the end of December. 


10/30/2023: Due to rain, paving on Highland Ave (from Parker St to Pine St) and on Sidney St (from Moore St to end) is rescheduled for Wednesday, 11/1. Rain date is Thursday, 11/2. Paving on Wachusett St (from 12th St to 13th St) is rescheduled for Thursday, 11/2. Rain date is Friday, 11/3.


11/17/2023: Thermoplastic line striping is scheduled for this coming Sunday, 11/19 on Highland Ave, Sidney St, and Wachusett St.


11/28/2023: Punch list items on all streets to be completed by end of today. PJ Keating will return in 2024 to repair any landscaped areas in need of repair.


1/19/2024: PJ Keating to return in the Spring to repair any landscaped areas and address any other repairs covered by the contract throughout the remainder of 2024.

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