City Council to Vote on Roads to be Reconstructed in 2024

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Tuesday night, the City Council will consider approving the list of roads in Watertown to be reconstructed in 2023.

The Council’s Committee on Public Works recommended a list of five roads to be approved. The work would begin in the spring of 2024.

Recommended Street List

  • George Street
  • Bromfield Street
  • Mangano Court
  • Grandview Avenue
  • Dwight Street

The list created by the Department of Public Works was based on a number of factors, according to the Committee report.

“Some of these factors include a review of the pavement condition index (PCI), what utilities (water, sewer, and drain) are planned to be replaced, and the plans of public utilities (National Grid and Eversource).”

The report also included updates on current year’s road construction program. Eight of the 10 roads from the 2023 road construction program were completed or are awaiting final inspection. The roads are: Taylor Street, Bradshaw Street, Loomis Avenue, Bates Road, East Bates Road, Francis Street, Nash Street, and Essex Street.

The Long Streets and Connector Program project on Highland Avenue is 50 percent complete, DPW officials told the Committee. According to the Committee report, the project began in June and was scheduled to be completed by the end of November. It is now anticipated to be completed in the spring of 2024.

Chapman Street, which was bid along with Highland Avenue, has been moved to Fiscal Year 2025.

Another project, Belmont Street, which is being done in conjunction with the Town of Belmont, is estimated to be completed by mid-December, according to the report.

The City Council meeting will be held Tuesday, Dec. 12 at 7 p.m in City Hall and will also have remote participation. Another item on the agenda is considering the recommended projects to be funded with the City’s ARPA funds. See the agenda and how to participate or watch by clicking here.

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