Veterans Street project nearing completion

SOUTHWICK – According to DPW Director Randy Brown, the Veterans Street project is nearing completion and there are just a few punch list items that need to be addressed in order to be finished.

Construction for Veterans Street is nearing its completion. (Photo by Greg Fitzpatrick)

The project encompassed installing a new drainage system, water line, widening the road and then repaving Veterans Street, followed by loaming, seeding, and clean-up work. Upgrading the road was crucial as there was an inability on the old road to have two vehicles travel on the road safely.

“The road looks great,” said Brown. “It will be much easier to travel down that road now.”

There will also be an improvement to the water flow as the new piping is six inches versus the previous water line that was only one and a half inches.

In October of 2017, Caracas Construction was awarded as the contractor for the project with the lowest bid at $327,380.

The Veterans Street project was possible due to a Community Development Block Grant from the Baker-Polito Administration in August of 2016. The administration awarded $28 million in grants to 57 cities and towns. The town of Southwick received $479,000 of funding for the project.

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