Main Street Sidewalk/ADA Ramp Improvement Project

Email Correspondence to Affected Main Street Merchants:

12/11/20 – Project Update #9 (a few remaining items):

All – thank you again for your continued patience during this project. The end is near! Below, please find work to be completed on 12/11, and planned for the week of 12/14/20 (some work weather dependent):

  • The cross walk at Puritan and Library Lane/Captain’s Table that was moved westerly approximately 75 feet to 579 Main Street connecting to 578 Main Street (entrance to the Longfellow/Sara Campbell building) will be eliminated. It was determined today that it is too challenging to meet the slope needed for an ADA compliant entrance to 578 Main Street. It had ADA compliance challenges at its original location as well.  It will not be replaced. It is anticipated that work in that area will be completed end of day on Friday, 12/11. Also on 12/11, miscellaneous hot mix asphalt (HMA) work will be done to complete any remaining driveway aprons.
  • By end of day on 12/15, hopefully we will have all miscellaneous HMA work and clean-up completed.

Again, thank you so much for your patience! If you have any questions, please contact me at (508) 945-5105 or jgoldsmith@chatham-ma.gov or DPW Director Tom Temple at (508) 945-5155 or ttemple@chatham-ma.gov. Thank you!  Jill

Jill R. Goldsmith, Chatham Town Manager, ICMA-CM

 
12/4/20 – Project Update #8 (possibly the last one as the Project nears completion!):
 
All – thank you again for your continued patience during this project. The end is near! Below, please find work to be completed today and planned for the week of 12/7/20 (some work weather dependent):
  • Please note that due to ADA and AAB requirements, the cross walk at Puritan and Library Lane/Captain’s Table have been moved westerly approximately 75 feet to 578 Main Street connecting to 579 Main Street (entrance to the Longfellow/Sara Campbell building).  This will also contribute to a safer drop-off area
  • Friday 12/4 - Complete sidewalk surface paving!
  • Monday 12/7-12/8 - Milling transitions and seal areas on Main Street and side streets
  • Wednesday 12/9 - Contractor to review any remaining items with DPW Director; miscellaneous paving and clean-up
  • Thursday 12/10 - Miscellaneous paving and clean-up as required
We are on track for the project completion by 12/15/20.  If you have any issues or questions, please make sure to contact us by December 9, 2020. Project Superintendent Adam is on-site and will address any concerns or questions before then.
 
Thank you so much for your patience! If you have any questions, please contact me at (508) 945-5105 or jgoldsmith@chatham-ma.gov or DPW Director Tom Temple at (508) 945-5155 or ttemple@chatham-ma.gov. Thank you!  Jill
 
Jill R. Goldsmith, Chatham Town Manager, ICMA-CM

 

11/25/20 – Project Update #7:

 
All – thank you again for your continued patience during this project. Below, please find work to be completed today and planned for the week of 11/30/20 (some work weather dependent):
  • 11/25 - traffic barrels in roadway replaced with traffic cones on sidewalk or in gutter area depending on work area until work resumes on 11/30
  • Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA) sidewalk surface course (both sides), continuing into next week
  • Pouring of concrete wheelchair ramps, continuing into next week
  • Blending and smoothing of driveway entrances
  • NO work will occur on Thanksgiving (11/26) and the day after (11/27)
The contractor will continue to move/collapse the work zone barriers as work progresses in segments each day.
 
As you know, Project Superintendent Adam is on-site and will address any concerns or questions. You are always welcome to contact me as well at (508) 945-5105 or jgoldsmith@chatham-ma.gov or DPW Director Tom Temple at (508) 945-5155 or ttemple@chatham-ma.gov. Thank you!  Jill
 

Jill R. Goldsmith, Chatham Town Manager, ICMA-CM

 

11/20/20 - Project Update #6:

All – thank you again for your continued patience during this project. Below, please find work to be completed today and planned for short week of 11/23/20:
  • Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA) intermediate sidewalk paving today
  • Pouring concrete wheelchair ramps today and into next week
  • NO work will occur on Thanksgiving (11/26) and the day after (11/27)
  • On Wednesday (11/25), it appears at this time most of the work will be concentrated on the Cross Street sidewalks  
The contractor will continue to move/collapse the work zone barriers as work progresses in segments each day.
 
As you know, Project Superintendent Adam is on-site and will address any concerns or questions. You are always welcome to contact me as well at (508) 945-5105 or jgoldsmith@chatham-ma.gov or DPW Director Tom Temple at (508) 945-5155 or ttemple@chatham-ma.gov. Thank you!  Jill
 
Jill R. Goldsmith, Chatham Town Manager, ICMA-CM
 
11/13/20 - Project Update #5:
 
All – thank you again for your continued patience during this project. Below, please find highlights from the current week and work planned for 11/16/20:
  • Reminder that NO work will occur on Thanksgiving (11/26) and the day after (11/27)
  • Work completed this week:
    • Completed fine grade/gravel remainder of north side sidewalk
    • Hot mix asphalt (HMA) binder course paving on the north side 
    • Excavation of existing sidewalk and curbing on south side from Cross Street (First Methodist Church side) working toward rotary
    • Prep work for concrete wheelchair/ADA ramps on north side
  • Work planned for the week of 11/16:
    • Excavation south side of Main Street from Cross Street to Stage Harbor Road (rotary). It will be passable and smooth for pedestrians & businesses
    • Curb crew continuing installations
    • Fine grade/gravel behind curb crew
    • Hot mix asphalt by (HMA) binder course by Friday, 11/20

The contractor will continue to move/collapse the work zone barriers as work progresses in segments each day.

As you know, Project Superintendent Adam is on-site and will address any concerns or questions. You are always welcome to contact me as well at (508) 945-5105 or jgoldsmith@chatham-ma.gov or DPW Director Tom Temple at (508) 945-5155 or ttemple@chatham-ma.gov. Thank you! Jill

Jill R. Goldsmith, Chatham Town Manager, ICMA-CM

11/6/20:

All – thank you again for your continued patience during this project. Below, please find highlights from the current week and work planned for 11/9/20:

  • No work will occur on Veterans Day (Wednesday, 11/11). Also, no work will occur on Thanksgiving (11/26) and the day after (11/27)
  • Work completed to date:
    • North side sidewalk by Friday 11/6 -  all existing sidewalk and curbing excavated
    • All new curbing expected to be completed Friday(11/6) afternoon
    • Part of the sidewalk will be fine graded and graveled from the rotary
  • Work planned for the week of 11/9:  
    • Complete fine grade/gravel remainder of north side sidewalk
    • Hot mix asphalt binder course paving on Tuesday (11/10) on north side 
    • Start excavating existing sidewalk and curbing on south side from Cross Street (First Methodist Church side) working toward rotary
    • Prep work for concrete wheelchair ramps on north side

As you know, Project Superintendent Adam is on-site and will address any concerns or questions. You are always welcome to contact me as well at (508) 945-5105 or jgoldsmith@chatham-ma.gov or DPW Director Tom Temple at (508) 945-5155 or ttemple@chatham-ma.gov. Thank you! Jill

Jill R. Goldsmith, Chatham Town Manager, ICMA-CM

10/30/20:

All – the start of the sidewalk excavation work, on the northside of Main Street (First Congregational Church side), from the Rotary working back to Library Lane will begin on Monday, November 2, 2020 at 7:00 a.m.  This work was scheduled to begin on Wednesday, October 28, 2020, but due to the rain, the Contractor will hold off until Monday.

I understand that on October 29th, Project Superintendent Adam visited the four (4) businesses with flower beds outside their establishment in and/or adjacent to the sidewalk area requesting that they move them before Monday.

Project Superintendent Adam will be onsite to notify business owners of daily progress. The Contractor still anticipates 300 feet per day. If you have any questions, please contact the Town’s Highway Division at (508)945-5155, DPW Director Tom Temple ttemple@chatham-ma.gov or my office. Thank you! Jill

Jill R. Goldsmith, Chatham Town Manager, ICMA-CM

10/27/20:

All – on Wednesday, 10/28, the project will still start on the northside, but the starting point will be in the reverse direction - at the Rotary working back to Library Lane. The equipment (Gradall excavator) has to work in a west to east direction with trucking along Main Street so it will start on the opposite end of Main Street and work towards Library Lane on the same side as originally planned. For 10/28, that work will start sometime around 11:30AM.  Project Superintendent Adam will be onsite to notify business owners of daily progress. The Contractor still anticipates 300 feet per day of work to be completed. Thank you! Jill

Jill R. Goldsmith, Chatham Town Manager, ICMA-CM