Weekly News Update – 07/31/2022

Weekly News Update – 07/31/2022

Main Street Corridor Project Update • School Committee approves Special Town Meeting article wording; enrollment numbers rise • Select Board finalizes Special Town Meeting warrant • Road resurfacing preparation work continues over next week • Select Board/ Housing Authority Meeting • Select Board/ Library Trustees Meeting • New 988 suicide hotline available • Central Massachusetts Mosquito Control project


Main Street Corridor Project Update

What to Expect for the Week of July 18, 2022 to July 22, 2022 West Side of Project

  • Start the second of three layers of pavement from the western project limit to the Fire Station
  • Continue the service connections between the Fire Station and the 85/135 intersection
  • Complete traffic signal at Wood Street intersection with Main Street
  • Reset frame and covers from manholes, water boxes, and catch basins between Wood St. and Fire Station
  • Line stripe the new pavement between Wood Street and the Fire Station
  • Strip and grade sidewalks between Wood Street and the Fire Station

East Side of Project

  • Continue ductbanks for Verizon moving west to the 135/85 intersection (Pleasant St. to Maple St. to Hayden Rowe detour required)
  • Start Comcast ductbanks at 85/135 intersection and move east towards Church Street (Pleasant St. to Maple St. to Hayden Rowe detour required)
  • Start service connections between the 85/135 intersection and Church Street
  • Complete historic walls at 15, 17, 25 and 35 Main Street

85/135 Intersection

Road resurfacing preparation work continues over next week

  • Ductbank work (Pleasant St. to Maple St. to Hayden Rowe detour required)
  • Widen the west side of Cedar St. and Grove St. at the intersection for initial sidewalk relocation
  • Relocate the fire hydrant at the corner of 85/135
  • Backfill concrete retaining wall at CVS

Read more details about the Main Street Corridor Project

Live video feeds of traffic conditions  

 

School Committee approves Special Town Meeting article wording; enrollment numbers rise

The School Committee on Thursday approved the language for a Special Town Meeting warrant article asking for an additional $850,000 for the Marathon School addition project. The money for the project could be taken out of the department’s Legacy Farms Fund allocation and thus would not affect taxpayers.

Recently, the Select Board set Aug. 18 as the Special Town Meeting date. A two-thirds vote will be needed for the measure to be passed.

View Article

RELATED: 

Select Board finalizes Special Town Meeting warrant

The Select Board on Wednesday finalized the warrant for the Aug. 18 Special Town Meeting, with the School Department putting forth the only article.

The schools are seeking Town Meeting’s approval of $850,000 to cover the additional construction costs to add four classrooms to the Marathon School.

 

Road resurfacing preparation work continues over next week

Hopkinton’s Department of Public Works announced that contractors will continue repaving preparation work on a handful of streets in town over the next week. Dates may change due to weather conditions.

View Article

 

SELECT BOARD/HOUSING AUTHORITY MEETING

Per Section 4-11(b) of the Town of Hopkinton Charter, the Select Board hereby gives notice that the Select Board and the remaining members of the Housing Authority will vote to fill one Housing Authority vacancy with a term to expire at the May 2023 Annual Town Election, on Tuesday, August 2, 2022 at 6:50 p.m. in Hopkinton Town Hall, 18 Main Street, Room 215/216. The public may also attend the meeting remotely via Zoom. 

View Notice

 

SELECT BOARD/BOARD OF LIBRARY TRUSTEES MEETING

Per Section 4-11(b) of the Town of Hopkinton Charter, the Select Board hereby gives notice that the Select Board and the remaining members of the Board of Library Trustees will vote to fill one Board of Library Trustees vacancy with a term to expire at the May 2023 Annual Town Election, on Tuesday, August 2, 2022 at 6:45 p.m. in Room 215/216 at the Hopkinton Town Hall, 18 Main St., Hopkinton MA. The public may also attend via Zoom. 

View Notice

 

New 988 suicide hotline available

Local officials were among those promoting the new suicide prevention national hotline that went into effect July 16. Individuals who dial 988 at any time of the day or night will be routed to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline for free and confidential support.

The number is for those who are experiencing suicidal thoughts or struggling with emotional distress as well as those worried about someone else.

View Article

 

Central Massachusetts Mosquito Control project

Central Massachusetts mosquito control project personnel will be in your community to respond to residents’ concerns about mosquitoes in their area. Click the notice below to view dates. 

View Notice

 



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.