Laurel Street

Project: 2017 Roads Program 

Contact for Roadway and Drainage Related Matters:
Jacob Zwicker, Assistant Public Works Engineer, Engineering Division 978-318-3210,

General Contractor (Roadway work):
Lazaro Paving Corp.

Sub-Contractor (Drainage work):

James Fenton & Son Contracting, Inc.

Program Background:
The goal of the Town’s annual roads program is to recommend adequate investment in the Town’s 107 mile roadway network to ensure the network does not deteriorate to a point which would result in more costly periodic repairs.  Utility improvement opportunities are also identified and implemented within the roads program when appropriate. This can include drainage replacements or enhancements, water main and sewer main replacements and/or private utility expansions from National Grid (gas main), Verizon (Broadband internet/cable), etc.

Project Overview:
Laurel Street is part of the 2017 Roads Program bid, which is valued at approximately $1,000,000. The project is scheduled to reconstruct 5.4 miles of roadway, reconstruct drainage as needed, and other incidental work.

Laurel Street Scope of Work:
This phase of the 2017 Roads Program will begin in the spring of 2018. In this phase, a portion of Laurel Street is scheduled for a mill and overlay treatment. This involves the removal of the top course (1.5”) of pavement. Utility castings are then adjusted in addition to other incidental work in preparation for installing 1.5” of new pavement. The reconstruction is then finalized by completing the remaining work which consists of line striping, loam & seeding disturbed roadway shoulders, blending driveway transitions (if necessary), and final clean-up.

Week of 4/23/18:
CPW's contractor Lazaro Paving will begin installing construction signage, and erosion control along Laurel Street. In addition curb ramps will be installed at the intersection of Stow Street. The road is tentatively scheduled to be milled the week of May 14, 2018. Notifications will be given prior to the milling and paving operations. See schedule below for further details.

Update 5/21/18:
CPW's contractor Lazaro Paving completed installing the curb ramps on Laurel Street. Milling and paving is scheduled for early June 2018. This will be followed by loam and seeding and final clean up.

Construction Schedule