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AMHERST- HADLEY- NORTHAMPTON- NORWOTTUCK RAIL TRAIL IMPROVEMENTS, FROM DAMON ROAD TO STATIONS ROAD (8.5 MILES)
The project consists of rehabilitating a section of the Norwottuck Rail Trail in the towns of Northampton, Hadley, and Amherst. The project begins at Damon Road in Northampton and extends east through Hadley and ends at Station Road in Amherst. The total length of the project is approximately 8.5 miles. The work to be done on this project includes rehabilitating the pavement by removing the existing hot mix asphalt pavement and resurfacing it with new pavement. The path will be widened up to 10 feet where possible, with other sections of path resurfaced to the existing width of approximately 8 feet 4 inches. Bridge deck and wood railing will be replaced on four bridges with minor bridge widening at some bridges. The bridges to be worked on are the bridges over the old Cattle Crossing, Fort River, Southeast Street, and Hop Brook. No work will be done on the bridges over the Connecticut River or Snell Street. Other work to be done includes construction of a precast concrete boardwalk, sign and pavement marking improvements at street crossings, construction of rest stops and turnaround areas, selective tree removal and tree trimming to improve sight distance, parking lot reconstruction and resurfacing, cleaning drainage swales, erosion control, and other miscellaneous work.
Location:
  • Town of Amherst
  • Town of Hadley
  • City of Northampton
  • Resident Engineer: Victor LaMountain Jr
    Construction Contract Value: $3,655,020.00
    Construction Bid Price: $3,273,946.00
    Initial Construction Estimate: $2,884,707.50
    District: District 2

    Contracts (2) Progress
    # 64315 -- Design -- Hwy Eng Open End
    Work will consist of providing engineering design and review services to MassDOT on a task order basis for various statewide highway and bridge projects. Final
    # 76934 -- Construction Contract
    Reconstruction and Related Work Including 5 Bridges of the Norwottuck Rail Trail. Completed

    Bridges

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  • Contract Dates
    Notice to Proceed: 05/09/2013
    Contract Information
    Project Designer: In-House Boston
    Funding Source: HIGH PRIORITY PROJECTS
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    Project Task Information
    Project Status
    Project Need Form PNF Entered 11/26/2007
    Project Initiation Form PIF Entered 11/27/2007
    Project Initiation Form PRC Submitted 12/13/2007
    Project Review Committee PRC Approved 12/13/2007
    Project Review Committee Letter 02/07/2008
    Project Status Advertised 03/16/2013
    Project Management
    100% Design 100% Package Received 10/22/2012
    100% Design 100% Package Comments to DE 12/11/2012
    25% Design 25% Package Received 05/21/2012
    25% Design 25% Package Comments to DE 07/13/2012
    25% Design Design Public Hearing 09/05/2012
    75% Design 75% Package Received 10/22/2012
    75% Design 75% Package Comments to DE 12/11/2012
    Final Design PS&E Received 01/07/2013
    Final Design PS&E to FAPRO 03/13/2013