Ongoing DPW Projects

Here is a summary of current construction projects in Southwick.  For all projects, unless noted otherwise, work will occur Monday through Friday between 7:00 AM and 5:00 PM.  Please note that schedules noted in this summary are often altered by unforeseen events such as weather, scheduling conflicts, etc.  We will do our best to update this page periodically with any changes.  If you have any questions on these or other projects, please contact the DPW office at (413) 569-6772.

Congamond Road Improvements

MassDOT funded and managed the reconstruction of Congamond Road.  This project will included paving, lane widening with bicycle lanes, new sidewalk and pedestrian crossings, new stormwater management system, re-grading, and general safety improvements to comply with State and Federal requirements.  The total construction cost is approximately $4.1m. A. Pereira Construction of Ludlow, MA was the contractor.  Construction commenced in Spring of 2018 and continued through Fall 2019.  The contractor will return in the Spring of 2020 to complete any remaining punch list items.

College Highway Water System Improvements

This project includes replacing the existing water main on College Highway from Tannery Road to the Westfield Town Line.  In addition, the existing pump station on College Highway will be moved to a new location off Jarry Drive.  This relocation will allow the Town to 1) provide water from our own sources to customers north of the existing pump station, and 2) upgrade the new pump station with an on-site treatment system that is required due to planned operational changes at Springfield Water & Sewer Commission.  The total project cost is approximately $4.9m. Ludlow Construction of Ludlow, MA was awarded the construction project.  Water main construction on College Highway was completed in Fall 2019.  Construction of the Pump Station on Jarry Drive will continue through February 2020.  In Spring 2020, the contractor will finish the paving activities on Jarry Drive. 

Paving and Infrastructure Improvement Projects

At the May 2019 Annual Town Meeting, voters appropriated $2m in FY20 funds for much needed paving and infrastructure improvements.  The following projects are slated to be constructed utilizing these funds plus available Chapter 90 funds:

1. Crack Sealing – Will Palmer Road, Amberleaf Way, Ferrin Drive, Hummel Lane, Reservoir Road, Hudson Drive, Evergreen Terrace, Lexington Circle, and Patriots Way completed in August 2019.

2. North Longyard Road: Drainage Improvements and Cold in Place Asphalt Paving – Completed in September 2019.

3. Point Grove Road (near Bungalow Street): Drainage Improvements – Completed in September 2019.

4. Concord Road, Salem Road, and Falmouth Road: Microsealing - Completed in September 2019.

5. Granville Road (College Highway to Bugbee Road): Drainage Improvements and Mill & Overlay Paving – Completed in October 2019.

6. Nicholson Hill Road Reconstruction, Phase II – Drainage Improvements, Paving, and Wetland Restoration – Expected to start in 2020.

7. Fred Jackson Road:  Culvert Replacement – Expected to start in 2020.

8. Bonnieview Road and Cedar Street: Drainage Improvements – Expected to start in 2020

9. Tammy Lane and Jeffrey Circle: Drainage Improvements and Paving – Expected to start in 2020.

10. Depot Street Sidewalks – Expected to start in 2020.

Klaus Anderson Road Bridge Replacement

The Town was awarded a $128k grant from the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs through the Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness Program to initiate design efforts to replace an aging and deteriorated bridge on Klaus Anderson Road, as well as provide measures to reinforce a stream that is encroaching the right-of-way.  These design efforts started in August 2019. 

Town-wide Street Sweeping

The Town contracts with a local vendor every spring to provide street sweeping services of all Town roads.  This work is typically performed in March or April, depending on when the spring weather breaks. 

Updated January 2020