SOUTHWICK – DPW Director Randy Brown has given another update on the Veterans Street project. Construction began on April 16 and the expectation is that Caracas Construction will be ready to pave the road in the next three or four weeks. Caracas Construction was the lowest bidder at $327, 380 and was awarded the project in October 2017.
According to Brown, the project consisted of installing a new drainage system, water line and widening the road. The paving of Veterans Street will be followed by loaming, seeding, and final clean-up work.
Brown has noted that widening the road is crucial because there is an inability to have two vehicles travel the roadway safely.
The current water line on the street is only one and a half inches in diameter and the new line will be six inches.
This 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. Brown added that construction for the project is expected to finish by the middle of this summer.
This story will be updated once construction begins on Veterans Street.