Plans have been completed and submitted to MassDOT for final review. The project will be advertised on August 27, 2021 and submissions will be received and evaluated by MassDOT before award.
The Town of Buckland and MassDOT will reconstruct Conway Street, Summer Street and Conway Road to the Town Line.
The project is scheduled to be advertised for bid on August 7, 2021. MassDOT will select a contractor from the eligible bidders based on price and other qualtifcations.
The two mile project will include full resconstruction of the roadways, minor widening of travel lanes to include a bike lane and ADA compliant sidewalks. The Town and the Shelburne Falls Water / Fire District will replace and update of water and sewer utlities.
You can watch the pre-recorded MassDOT Public Hearing on the project.
Check back for infomation regarding a public tree hearing that will be held in advance of the construction to address some of the larger trees on South and Summer Streets.
The estimate project cost of $8,723,526.88 will be paid for from federal transportion funds and will be administered by the Mass. Department of Transportation.
The project is being designed by Nitsche Engineering. The Town is paying for the engineering costs using Chapter 90 money and to date has spent approximately $475,000 since 2016.
Construction is scheduled to begin in the spring of 2022 and will likely last two years.
Buckland Conservation Commission began the environmental permitting process on March 1st and continued the hearing until Monday, April 5th and completed it's review in May. The Conservation Commission met with town officials and the Nitsch Engineering team on Saturday, April 3rd to walk the project area in advance of the meeting on the 5th. See photos.
|Franklin County 2020-2024 TIP Plan||2.6 MB|
|MassDOT Project Acceptance Letter||1.32 MB|
|Nitsche Engineering Contract||826.53 KB|
|Federal Acquisition Guide for Rights of Way||201.13 KB|
|Right of Way Plans _ Approved for Aquisition||17.25 MB|
|DEP Notice of Intent for Conservation Commission Review||287.31 KB|
|Conservation Commission Site Walk Photos April 3, 2021||14.23 MB|
|TIP Final Plans_CoverSheets_Conway Street||2.18 MB|
|Project Bid Advertisement||75.82 KB|