We met with Anthony Tavalone the MASS DOT employee in charge of the project, a representative of the contractor, Brian Kelly from Dean College, Lisa Piana from the Downtown Partnership, and representatives from the Franklin DPW.
The contractor stated he is going to split the project into two phases leaving the reconstruction of Main Street from the Bridge to Emmons Street until to 2016. The contractor indicated he would most likely begin around April 20th starting up near the Red Brick School and working towards Emmons Street over the next couple months. He also will be completing the remaining drainage work on the project (except Main Street) and installing the light bases for the new street lights along the project during that time period.
Once he completes Main Street from the Red Brick School to High Street to Emmons, he plans to work on Emmons then West and East Central Street during this construction season. This work is likely to take place over the summer and fall.
We plan to meet in two weeks and will update the community on a regular basis. If anyone has a question please feel free to reach out to the DPW Director, Brutus Cantoreggi or Town Engineer Michael Maglio at 508-553-5500 or my office at 508-520-4949.
|Construction on Main St during 4Q - 2014|