Downtown Clinton Revitalization Program

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Downtown Improvements – September 2020 Render

Overview

The Downtown Clinton Revitalization Program includes streetscape and transportation improvements in support of commerce, investment, community pride, and the quality of life that we are all able to enjoy in Clinton. 

Beginning in September of 2020, the reconstruction of High Street and Church Street will begin. 

Improvements will include:

  • Full-depth roadway improvements-including drainage. 
  • New sidewalks and curbing.
  • Pedestrian and intersection improvements.
  • New street furnishings and landscaping.
  • Improved signage.
  • State of the art decorative lighting throughout the project area.

The project includes the reconstruction of:

  • High Street from the intersection of Union Street to the intersection of Water Street; approximately 1,860 feet.
  • Church Street from the intersection of Walnut Street to the intersection of School Street; approximately 820 feet.
  • A segment of Union Street, for approximately 200 feet. The total length of the project is approximately 2,880 feet. 

Click on this link to view a Google Map of the project area.

Project Cost | Funding

Funding for the reconstruction of High and Church Streets is provided by the Town’s Infrastructure Stabilization Fund, and by a $1.5 million grant from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Massworks Infrastructure Program, which targets infrastructure projects that support housing production, spur private development, and create jobs. 

Total project cost is approximately $4.5 million. 

Work Schedule 

Construction activities will occur between the hours of 7:00AM and 5:00PM, Monday through Thursday. No work will be performed on weekends without prior approval from the Town. A minimum of 24 hours advanced notice will be distributed in advance of any planned construction activities. 

Traffic Management 

Vehicular and pedestrian travel on the public way will be maintained during construction and access to doorways will be provided at all reasonable times. If so directed, temporary access walkways will be provided to ensure safe passage under all weather conditions.

  • In the work zone, traffic delays are to be expected. Drivers may wish to seek alternated routes during construction hours.

  • Roads and surfaces will be uneven at times. All motorists- and motorcyclists, especially - are advised to use caution while traveling through the work zone.  
  1. Week 6: Scheduled Construction
  2. Week 5
  3. Week 4
  4. Week 3
  5. Week 2
  6. Week 1

Installation of drainage on High Street

Note: Updates are based upon two-week “look-aheads” provided by the project contractor, I.W. Harding Construction Co. Inc., of West Bridgewater, MA. Schedule is subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances, including weather, delivery of materials, subcontractor availability, or unknown subsurface conditions.

WEEK 6: BEGINNING MONDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2020;

  • Monday-Thursday: Scheduled construction will include the continued installation of drainage on High Street and Church Street. New drainage shall provide adequate facility within the downtown area for collecting, conveying, and disposing of stormwater in a manner which will ensure proper protection of the roadway and the areas adjacent thereto. The definitive plan shall also improve conditions for groundwater recharge.
     
    • Impact: “Spot” No Parking zones will be in place during work, affecting several parking spaces at each location. The roadway will be reduced to one lane during work, with traffic control by police detail officers. Drivers are encouraged to seek alternate routes and should expect minor delays. Direct abutters will be notified as soon as excavation locations are known. All motorists - and motorcyclists, especially - are advised to use caution while traveling through the work zone.
  • The installation of drainage within the project area is anticipated to be completed by October 30, 2020. The full-depth area reconstruction of High Street will begin during the week of November 2, 2020, following drainage installation.

Support Local Businesses

It is encouraged that residents support local businesses in the downtown area. Visible, temporary easy-to-read signage is on-site to help customers access the stores, shops, and restaurants in the project area, so they will be alerted that businesses are open during construction.

When it comes to supporting the local businesses in the downtown area, you can do a lot of good even if you are unable to visit the business in-person. Follow businesses in the area on social media and make sure you share their deals, sales or announcements so that you can network and help them get a wider net for people who will be interested in shopping there. Buying local helps to make our community stronger, benefiting neighbors in a network of economic and social relationships, and contributing to local interests in Clinton.

STAY CONNECTED DURING CONSTRUCTION

Our Team is available to you for the duration of this project. Should you have any questions or concerns about this project, you may email downtown@clintonma.gov or call (888) DTN-CLTN or (888) 386-2586. Calls that are received after work hours or during the weekends will be returned promptly the following business day.

Stay up-to-date on the project by following the Downtown Clinton Revitalization Program on social media.

Facebook: facebook.com/DowntownClintonMA 

Twitter: twitter.com/DowntownClinton

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Downtown Renderings – September 2020 (PDF)

2018 Clinton Wayfinding Report (PDF)

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