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Posted on: March 7, 2019

Chicopee Road & Sidewalk Program Update

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Last year the City allocated approximately $2,600,000 from City funds to be used towards road and sidewalk improvements throughout the City. This allocation included $1,300,000 of which was divided between the 13 City Councilors. Also available was approximately $2,920,000 in Chapter 90 funds from FY2018 and FY2019. The City anticipates approximately $1,320,000 in Chapter 90 funds for FY 2020.

The Engineering Department, with input from the City Council, has prepared a list of projects that covered each ward within the City. In addition to this project the Engineering Department conducted a review of City roads for a larger scale resurfacing project.

Based on preliminary estimates, the total cost for the projects listed is approximately $6,140,000 for 2019. Following review of available funding it is anticipated that an additional $600,000 will be required to complete the projects listed which includes some contingency.

The road and sidewalk improvements totaling over $6 million are a necessary investment in our City. My goal is to put in place additional funding so that further necessary road work can be completed,” said Mayor Richard J. Kos. 

The following is a list of the projects scheduled to be constructed this calendar year:

  • Projects remaining from FY2018 – approximately $200,000 to be completed this Spring:  
  • Acrebrook Drive resurfacing – Councilor funds
  • Beauchamp Terrace sidewalks – City funds
  • Burnett Road mid-block crosswalk completion – Councilor funds


  • North Chicopee Street – to be completed this Spring:
  • Bid opening was February 27, 2019;
  • Low bid: $489,846.50 – Chapter 90 funds


  • Road Resurfacing – Phase 1 – preliminary estimate of $1,650,000 – to be completed this Spring:
  • Chicopee Street (Marshall Ave. to Melvin St.) – Chapter 90 funds
  • Chicopee Street (Blanche St. to Charbonneau Ter.) – Chapter 90 funds
  • Meadow Street (Thomas St. to Elizabeth St.) Chapter 90 funds
  • Meadow Street (Ranger St. to Chicopee St. ‘Y’) – Chapter 90 funds
  • Arcade Street (McKinstry Ave. thru Trilby Ave.) – Councilor funds
  • Hampshire Street – Councilor funds
  • Monroe Street (Broadway to Huntington Ave.) – Councilor funds
  • Paderewski Street (including Pulaski St. & Sobieski St.) – Councilor funds
  • Pendleton Avenue (Prospect St. to Simard Dr.) Councilor funds


  • Road Reconstruction – preliminary estimate of $1,125,000 – to be completed Spring/Summer 2019
  • Buckley Boulevard (northbound lane from Bush Ave. 300 linear feet southerly) including drainage – City funds
  • Pendleton Avenue (memorial Dr. easterly +/- 300 linear feet) re-grade with catch basin replacement – City funds 
  • Munger Road – Councilor funds 
  • Ondrick Drive (East St. through the Carolyn Ter. Intersection) including drainage – City funds
  • Theroux Drive (425 linear feet from approximately house #24 to house #50) – City funds
  • Asinof Avenue – Councilor funds 
  • Armanella Street – City funds 

 

  • Sidewalk Reconstruction – preliminary estimate of $175,000 – to be completed Summer 2019
  • South Street (various sections) – Councilor funds
  • Burton Street (entire length) – Councilor funds 
  • Front Street Raised Crosswalks (4 locations) – Chapter 90 funds 


  • Road Resurfacing – Phase 2 – preliminary estimate of $1,900,000 – to be completed Summer/Fall 2019
  • East Main Street (American Legion Bridge to Baltimore St.) – Chapter 90 funds
  • Pendleton Avenue (Fernwood St. to Greenwood St.) Chapter 90 funds
  • East Street (Broadway to Wait Ave.) – Chapter 90 funds
  • Hampden Street (Fairfield Ave. to City Line) – Chapter 90 funds
  • Dale Street (Plymouth St. to McKinstry Ave.) – Chapter 90 funds
  • College Street – City funds


  • 2020 Proposals – preliminary estimates
  • New Lombard Rd. full-depth reconstruction (2,700 lf) – $1,225,000
  • Baskin Dr. full-depth reconstruction (1,100 lf) – $440,000
  • Old Fuller Rd. Ext. full-depth reconstruction (2,200 lf) – $640,000


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