o Sudbury Road
Engineering staff performed an on the ground survey for this project which aided in the evaluation of the existing sight distance for the intersection of Sudbury Road, Oxbow Road, Seven Star Lane , and Garfield road. It was determined that there are existing sight distance issues that need to be remedied prior to the installation of the requested sidewalk. Engineering staff prepared a preliminary design which was presented in the Traffic Advisory Committee meeting and given permission to proceed into final design. The final design has been completed with staff working through property line discrepancies, stopping sight distances issues, coordination with CMLP for powering the beacons, and ADA compliant walk design. Bids have been requested from contractors and Allied Paving Corporation is the apparent low bidder. It is anticipated that the project will be awarded in July, 2021 with potential start of construction in August 2021.
o Hubbard St. and Stow St. Parking Lot
The projects have been awarded to Newport Construction Corporation of Nashua, New Hampshire. Construction of Hubbard St. and the Stow St. parking lot will begin this Summer. Drainage improvements, road reclamation and binder course paving along Hubbard St. from Thoreau to Walden, will be completed this year. The Stow St. parking lot reconstruction is also expected to be completed this year. The Hubbard St. project will continue again early next year to complete the work which will include installing new sidewalks, ADA ramps and final paving.
National Grid will also be performing work within Hubbard St. this summer in conjunction with Newport Construction to abandon the existing 2” gas main with a new 4” gas main. Comcast will be relocating the last of their overhead cables underground during the project as well.
o Commonwealth Ave
Engineering staff has been coordinating the planning for the Complete Streets project on a portion of Commonwealth Ave. with Brookside Development, which has obligations for certain right-of-way improvements in the area. A design services contract with a Subcontractor to design the entire project has been executed by the Town. The subcontractor has prepared preliminary design documents and Engineering staff presented this preliminary design to the West Concord Advisory Committee. Feedback about the design was received and implemented into the design. The revised drawings with be presented to the Town’s Traffic Advisory Committee for additional feedback on the design. It is anticipated that the Engineering Division will request bids for construction of this project in 2021.
Justin Richardson, PE, Assistant Town Engineer, Concord Public Works – Engineering Division, 978-318-3210, Jrichardson@concordma.gov