Thursday, April 9, 2015

Downtown Streetscape Project Update #1

Dear Franklin Downtown Partnership Members:

The  Downtown Streetscape Project is due to begin the week of April 20th. I met with Jeff Nutting, the MASS DOT project manager and DPW this past week.   Attached please find a summary of this meeting from the Town.  I will be meeting with this group every two weeks in order to get updates on the construction project.  The Partnership will be posting the updates on the FDP website and we will be sending our members updates as we receive them from Jeff Nutting.

For those of you who were not able to attend the FDP General meeting last week, please feel free to stop by the FDP office to view the most current maps and streetscape design details.

Lisa Piana
Executive Director

Message from Town Administrator's Office:
Attached you will find the first project update on the Downtown roadway project. Let us know if you have any questions or concerns.
Maxine D. Kinhart
Assistant to the Town Administrator
355 East Central Street
Franklin, MA 02038

Down Town Project Update #1

April 8, 2015 
We met with Anthony Tavalone the MASS DOT employee in charge of the project, a representative of the contractor, Brian Kelly from Dean College, Lisa Piana from the Downtown Partnership, and representatives from the Franklin DPW. 
The contractor stated he is going to split the project into two phases leaving the reconstruction of Main Street from the Bridge to Emmons Street until to 2016. The contractor indicated he would most likely begin around April 20th starting up near the Red Brick School and working towards Emmons Street over the next couple months. He also will be completing the remaining drainage work on the project (except Main Street) and installing the light bases for the new street lights along the project during that time period. 
Once he completes Main Street from the Red Brick School to High Street to Emmons, he plans to work on Emmons then West and East Central Street during this construction season. This work is likely to take place over the summer and fall. 
We plan to meet in two weeks and will update the community on a regular basis. If anyone has a question please feel free to reach out to the DPW Director, Brutus Cantoreggi or Town Engineer Michael Maglio at 508-553-5500 or my office at 508-520-4949.
-- Jeff Nutting, Franklin Town Administrator