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July 22, 2016 Week 1: Construction layouts have been started. Utility mark outs are nearly done. The contractor plans to place construction signage; continue with the layout for curb and utilities; and possibly dig test pits by the end of next week.

Eastbound Message Board West of Linden St.
Eastbound Message Board West of Linden St.

July 29, 2016 Week 2: The following images show the utility mark outs done by Dig Safe and others. Next week the contractor plans to begin cutting and stumping trees.

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August 5, 2016 Week 3: The following photos show the downtown area with all necessary trees cut down and removed. Next week the contractor plans to excavate 10-12 test pits and to begin reconstruction of the downtown area.

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August 12, 2016 Week 4: The following photos show Great Plain Avenue being excavated for drain installation. Next week the contractor plans to continue installing more drainage pipe.

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August 19, 2016 Week 5: The photos below show an excavated trench across Chapel Street for drain installation, a view of the contractor working in the Chapel Street area with the road closed, a photo of the contractor paving the drainage trench and another photo of the crew using a fire hose to wash the street to control dust. Next week the contractor plans to continue installing more drainage pipe in Great Plain Ave.

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August 26, 2016 Week 6: The photos below show the contractor installing drain pipe in Great Plain Ave., starting at Chapel St. on Sunday night and progressing down to Highland Ave. by Thursday night. Next week the contractor plans to continue installing more drainage pipe in Great Plain Ave.

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September 2, 2016 Week 7: The photos show the contractor excavating to install drain pipe in Great Plain Avenue, crossing Highland Avenue on Sunday night. The second photo shows utility crossings in Highland Avenue. On Wednesday night, the contractor focused on placing catch basin structures at low points because of the Labor Day weekend forecast. Thursday night, the contractor installed a drain manhole and a catch basin on Great Plain Avenue. Next week the contractor plans to continue installing more drainage pipe in Great Plain Avenue.

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September 9, 2016 Week 8: The photos show the contractor installing catch basins in two locations, one on Highland Ave. and the second on Great Plain Ave., the other photos show the crew installing temporary steel plates in Great Plain Ave. and the crew measuring the depth of existing utilities in the trench to verify conduit depths. Next week the contractor plans to continue installing more drainage pipe in Great Plain Ave. and installing new hydrants.

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September 16, 2016 Week 9: The photos show the contractor installing a catch basin and drain pipe across Great Plain Ave. The work conducted at the site this week was the excavation and installation of drainage pipe. Next week, we expect the contractor to continue installing more drainage pipe in Great Plain Ave. and possibly new hydrants.

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September 23, 2016 Week 10: The photos show the contractor compacting the trench after digging a test pit to determine where the electrical conduits are on the Town Common side of Great Plain Avenue. The plate covering the trench on Great Plain Avenue was moved to gather information regarding the grades of the three telephone ducts shown. Exposed another two telephone ducts, an electrical duct and the gas main in front of #1020 Great Plain Avenue to determine whether the drain could be installed at this location. Lastly, a test pit on the corner of Chapel Street and Great Plain Avenue to determine if there were any utility conflicts with the proposed mast arm locations. A traffic conduit was found within 6” of the proposed center of mast arm base.

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September 30, 2016 Week 11: The photos show the contractor working on the drain line into the Town Common from Chapel Street and the contractor working on the drain line into the Town Common from Highland Avenue. This week the contractor continued drain work, next week the contractor will be completing the drain work and begin installing electrical conduit, mast arm bases and possibly some curb work.

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October 7, 2016 Week 12: The photos show the contractor excavating and installing mast arm bases and the contractor excavating and installing electrical conduit. This past week the contractor completed the drain work, installed the mast arm bases and began installing electrical conduit.

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October 14, 2016 Week 13: The photos show a conduit trench excavated across Great Plain Avenue, near Chapel Street. The excavation of a conduit trench across Dedham Avenue at Great Plain Avenue. The same trench crossing Dedham Avenue after the conduit was installed, bedded with sand and a detectable warning tape was placed in the trench. On the far side of Dedham Avenue there is another conduit being bedded in sand.

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October 21, 2016 Week 14: The photos show the contractor working on excavating and installing electrical conduit within the streets downtown. This week the contractor continued installing electrical conduit within the streets and under the sidewalk. They are also installing handholes, light pole bases and bollard bases. Next week the contractor will continue installing electrical conduit and bases for light poles and bollards.

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October 28, 2016 Week 15: The photos show an elevation of the bottom of the trench being taken in order to set a light pole base. Pavement being stripped to set light poles and conduit. Conduit bedded in sand and detectable warning tape placed between new light pole bases along Dedham Avenue. Conduits being installed around a drain manhole.

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November 4, 2016 
Week 16: The photos show the contractor working on excavating and installing electrical conduit within the streets downtown, removing curb along Great Plain Ave., removing curbing and concrete within the island on Dedham Ave. at Great Plain Ave. and Dedham Ave. with the island removed. The contractor installed electrical conduit, handholes, light pole bases, bollard bases and removed curbing within the streets. The contractor will continue to remove curbing and install handholes, light pole bases and bollard bases.

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November 11, 2016 
Week 17: The photos show the contractor working on excavating and installing electrical conduit within the streets downtown, the contractor removing curb at the intersection of Great Plain Ave. and Chapel St. and the contractor connecting a 3” conduit to an existing conduit to Town Hall. The contractor continued to install electrical conduit, handholes, light pole bases and bollard bases and removed curbing within the streets. They will continue to remove curbing and install handholes, light pole bases and bollard bases. They also plan on installing the new granite curb.

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November 18, 2016 Week 18: The photos show the contractor installing conduit under the newly set curb for future loop detectors and the gravel sidewalk area was being graded along Great Plain Avenue. The curbing crew installed curb on Highland Avenue. Conduits are being installed in front of the Common near Highland Avenue. Conduits are being backfilled with sand in Great Plain Avenue between Chestnut Street and the railroad tracks. The contractor plans to install more curb and conduits next week.

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November 25, 2016 Week 19: The photos show the contractor installing electrical conduit within an existing pipe under the railroad tracks on Great Plain Avenue, grading the areas behind the newly installed curb and setting new curbing. Next week the contractor will continue to install curbing and grade behind the new curbs.

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December 2, 2016 Week 20: The photos show the contractor surveying the curb location and installing curbing. This past week was a short work week for the contractor due to two nights of heavy rain. This week the contractor installed curbing and graded behind the curb, they plan to complete the curbing next week.

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