PALMER- RECONSTRUCTION OF ROUTE 32, FROM 765 FT. SOUTH OF STIMSON STREET TO 1/2 MILES SOUTH OF RIVER STREET (PHASE I) (1.63 MILES)
The proposed project consists of the reconstruction of a section of State Route 32 (also known as Ware Road) from just south of Stimson Street in Palmer northerly approximately 1.6 miles to 1/2 mile south of River Street. Intersection and approach improvements will be made at Stimson Street and Gates Street. The roadway will have a cross-section of 36-feet with two 12 ft travel lanes and 6 ft shoulders. The project will also include: constructing cement concrete retaining walls; new guardrail; drainage improvements; new hot mix asphalt berm; erosion and sedimentation controls; loam borrow and seeding; pavement markings; and tree removal. Additionally, geometric improvements will be made to improve sight distance and safety. Several existing culverts within the project limits will be extended or reconstructed, including the reconstruction of the existing concrete box culvert at the Robert Reed State Fish Hatchery. The project may also include the construction of 12-foot wide truck climbing lanes in two locations with steep grades. Specifically, a southbound truck climbing lane is proposed approximately 2.0 miles south of the Ware town line, extending for 0.5 miles. A northbound truck climbing lane is proposed north of Gates Street, extending for 0.65 miles.