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9/9/2021 - Collinsville Streetscape II Update

COLLINSVILLE VILLAGE STREETSCAPE II

6/27/22 Update:
Waiting for the radius curbing has set us back a few days, but work is now progressing at a good pace again. Hopefully the rain holds off.
The crew has saw-cut the pavement and installed the granite curbing at the islands on The Green. The mason is currently sealing all the remaining open joints with mortar. Curbing and sidewalk were installed on the corner of The Green and Main, and more will be poured at the crossing and corner tomorrow morning. The concrete crew is also forming the concrete cap on top of the walls at the corner of Main & River, and will pour that with colorized concrete in a few days. Curbing and sidewalk work on the corner of Front & Main should begin early next week as well. 

Please Note: We are working to re-establish the link to the project plans.  We should have that back up and running by the next update.

I have a special request: Please keep in mind that construction workers are in the roadway during this project. Safety is always paramount, please spread the word for drivers to slow down when passing through the work area. Parking spaces in the immediate work zone may not be available depending on the type of construction taking place. There may be occasional delays while equipment & traffic moves through the area. 
As with any major construction project, schedules are subject to change due to material availability, weather, etc. 

Businesses in the area will remain open and accessible during construction. Main Street will remain open during construction. 

Please contact Glenn Cusano, Project Administrator, Town of Canton at 860-693-2855 or Jerry Dionne Project Manager, Martin-Laviero Contractors Inc. at 860-209-5400 with any questions. 

                


6/17/22 Update:
Miracle of miracles, the radius granite curbing is arriving this morning! This will permit the crew to begin installation and continue on with the project. Since there was no work the last few days I don’t have any photos to share this week, my apologies. Saw cutting will come first for the areas where the radius curb has to go in. A little noisy, a little dusty. Should go pretty quick though. Once that’s all done we can form and pour more sidewalk. Let’s hope the nice weather continues, not too hot, not too wet.

I have a special request: Please keep in mind that construction workers are in the roadway during this project. Safety is always paramount, please spread the word for drivers to slow down when passing through the work area. Parking spaces in the immediate work zone may not be available depending on the type of construction taking place. There may be occasional delays while equipment & traffic moves through the area.
 
As with any major construction project, schedules are subject to change due to material availability, weather, etc. 

Businesses in the area will remain open and accessible during construction. Main Street will remain open during construction. 

Here is a drop-box link to the project plan-set: https://app.box.com/s/q8h69zr9zbrxh4ab7xyrcecsxa6qmdhc

Please contact Glenn Cusano, Project Administrator, Town of Canton at 860-693-2855 or Jerry Dionne Project Manager, Martin-Laviero Contractors Inc. at 860-209-5400 with any questions. 


6/10/22 Update:

We have run into a bit of a snag, availability of radius granite curbing is very limited at the moment. We have been told to expect a possible two-week delay in delivery. In the meantime, the gutters are being paved where the straight curb was installed last week, and the brick masonry work at the corner of Main & River is now complete. We plan on pouring more concrete next week to fill in the gaps here and there. Crosswalk flashing beacons have been ordered for the pedestrian crossing at the bottom of North and Bridge St. as well.
As we ease into summer, we should be able to envision the completion of the project in about two months, barring any further delays such as stormy weather! “Warm Summer Sun, Shine Kindly Here”-Mark Twain. 
So far so good Mr. Twain, mostly!

I have a special request: Please keep in mind that construction workers are in the roadway during this project. Safety is always paramount, please spread the word for drivers to slow down when passing through the work area. Parking spaces in the immediate work zone may not be available depending on the type of construction taking place. There may be occasional delays while equipment & traffic moves through the area. 
As with any major construction project, schedules are subject to change due to material availability, weather, etc. 

Businesses in the area will remain open and accessible during construction. Main Street will remain open during construction. 

Here is a drop-box link to the project plan-set: https://app.box.com/s/q8h69zr9zbrxh4ab7xyrcecsxa6qmdhc

Please contact Glenn Cusano, Project Administrator, Town of Canton at 860-693-2855 or Jerry Dionne Project Manager, Martin-Laviero Contractors Inc. at 860-209-5400 with any questions. 

    

 

6/2/22 Update:
Work continues unabated under late spring skies. Jay the Mason continues to work his magic at the corner of Main & River. I stood at the top of the brick & mortar platform he is constructing there and envisioned an artist’s work being displayed on an easel, or a solo cellist performing Bach or Vivaldi for passers-by on a warm summer evening. A small concrete display area has been installed behind the brick retaining wall at the corner of North & River as well. I envision this as a place for a sculpture, or overflowing flower pots that can be replaced by variety, depending on the season. There is so much opportunity once this project is finished, to utilize these little spaces in-between. Like a song, it’s the spaces in between that often matter more than the whole. Streetscape projects are at least as much for form as for function, thank goodness.
Curbing is now complete along River down to Bridge and also continues to be installed on The Green. Granite curbing works wonders for older, weary mill-town streets, and it’s doing exactly that for Collinsville. It’s a refresh long overdue, while still maintaining the lovely historic nature of the place. Granite is one of the oldest building materials and well worth the extra effort to install. 

If I may, I’d like to take a moment to remember David Leff. I spoke to David many times over the course of the project, I think he was very pleased with its progress. I definitely know he was happy about the granite curbing installed on The Green.  I will miss his wave and his smile and our chats whenever he saw me walking by his home.
 
I was so impressed that Canton had a poet-laureate (David) when I came to work here! An anonymous writer tacked up a poem on the Town Hall bulletin board on Market Street as a tribute to David.  Please take a moment to read it. It’s a lovely poem for a lovely guy. 

I have a special request: Please keep in mind that construction workers are in the roadway during this project. Safety is always paramount.  Please spread the word for drivers to slow down when passing through the work area. Parking spaces in the immediate work zone may not be available depending on the type of construction taking place. There may be occasional delays while equipment & traffic moves through the area. 

As with any major construction project, schedules are subject to change due to material availability, weather, etc. 

Businesses in the area will remain open and accessible during construction. Main Street will remain open during construction. 

Here is a drop-box link to the project plan-set: https://app.box.com/s/q8h69zr9zbrxh4ab7xyrcecsxa6qmdhc

Please contact Glenn Cusano, Project Administrator, Town of Canton at 860-693-2855 or Jerry Dionne Project Manager, Martin-Laviero Contractors Inc. at 860-209-5400 with any questions. 

              

 

5/27/22 Update:
The Martin Laviero Contractors Inc. mason and crew, are working hard on the corner of River & Main to complete the artist’s display and performance area. Please take a walk by and check out the red brick walls currently under construction. This should be the focal point of the project once it’s done, and we are looking forward to seeing how it turns out. Sidewalk ramps and granite curb continue to be installed down River St., all the way to Bridge St. and are looking great. We await the delivery of radius granite curb in a week or so to be able to complete the two islands on The Green.

Note: Friday the 27th will be paving day all along the new granite curbing areas on River and The Green. Please be aware that parking in areas where the gutter needs paving will be inaccessible for a few hours on Friday.

Please take a good look at some of the many photos on the Town website or on the Town of Canton Facebook page. This week I would like to recognize Jerry Dionne (last photo) who is the Project Manager for Martin Laviero. Jerry has had decades of construction experience first as a small construction company business owner and then as a project manager for Martin Laviero. Jerry is always willing to come with solutions for any issues that crop up and we are very pleased to have him and his crews working on our project.

I have a special request: Please keep in mind that construction workers are in the roadway during this project. Safety is always paramount, please spread the word for drivers to slow down when passing through the work area. Parking spaces in the immediate work zone may not be available depending on the type of construction taking place. There may be occasional delays while equipment & traffic moves through the area. 
As with any major construction project, schedules are subject to change due to material availability, weather, etc. 

Businesses in the area will remain open and accessible during construction. Main Street will remain open during construction. 

Here is a drop-box link to the project plan-set: https://app.box.com/s/q8h69zr9zbrxh4ab7xyrcecsxa6qmdhc

Please contact Glenn Cusano, Project Administrator, Town of Canton at 860-693-2855 or Jerry Dionne Project Manager, Martin-Laviero Contractors Inc. at 860-209-5400 with any questions. 

                

 

5/20/22 Update:

Two full crews are on-site continue to hammer out (literally) the project scope. The crew encountered an outcropping of ledge at the artist’s display and performance space in front of Collinsville Bank. They had to spend a day jackhammering it down to an elevation that will allow construction of the retaining wall and platform, very hard work indeed. Please take a walk by and check out the brick wall currently under construction. River Street sidewalks are almost 100% done as well, and looking great.

Granite curb is almost fully installed on The Green. It looks phenomenal, and totally amplifies the historic nature of that lovely street.

Please take a good look at some of the many photos below. This week I would like to recognize Mark the excavator operator, Oinx operating the loader and building catch-basins, Marcus and Dennis, laborers (in front of Collinsville Bank), and Gil and his crew-Tony, Dylan and Fabian installing the granite curb on The Green and doing all the sidewalk flatwork for the project. The great thing about these guys is that each one of them can shift gears instantly and do multiple tasks depending on the day’s work schedule. Pretty impressive.

I have a special request: Please keep in mind that construction workers are in the roadway during this project. Safety is always paramount, please spread the word for drivers to slow down when passing through the work area. Parking spaces in the immediate work zone may not be available depending on the type of construction taking place. There may be occasional delays while equipment & traffic moves through the area. As with any major construction project, schedules are subject to change due to material availability, weather, etc.

Businesses in the area will remain open and accessible during construction. Main Street will remain open during construction.

Here is a drop-box link to the project plan-set: https://app.box.com/s/q8h69zr9zbrxh4ab7xyrcecsxa6qmdhc

Please contact Glenn Cusano, Project Administrator, Town of Canton at 860-693-2855 or Jerry Dionne Project Superintendent, Martin-Laviero at 860-209-5400 with any questions.

              


5/12/22 Update:
Phew! So much work has taken place over the last week! Two full crews are working hard to complete the project as soon as possible. Granite curb, drainage, decorative lighting, and sidewalk installation continues along the east side of River Street. As soon as the radius granite curb is delivered, the crew will begin the installation of the artist’s display and performance space in front of Collinsville Bank. The widening of the walks on River Street will allow for folks to congregate outdoors at the local businesses and provide a much more immersive shopping and eating experience on the street. Granite curbing is also being installed on The Green as we speak. The nature of this curb is that it is long-lasting, durable and also discourages “curb hopping”. This should cure the decades long issue of the lawns on the street being eroded by cars parking on the grass, which will provide a much more pleasant aesthetic and stop eroded soils form entering the storm systems.

Please take a good look at some of the many photos on the Town website. I want to recognize Jay the Mason, who has been doing the masonry work at Martin-Laviero Contractors for many years. There are plenty of photos showing the lovely job he is doing with the bluestone on Main Street and on River Street. Good job Jay!

Really, the entire crew is doing a terrific job, many merchants and residents have let me know that they are pleased with the work being done.

I have a special request: Please keep in mind that construction workers are in the roadway during this project. Safety is always paramount, please spread the word for drivers to slow down when passing through the work area. Parking spaces in the immediate work zone may not be available depending on the type of construction taking place. There may be occasional delays while equipment & traffic moves through the area. As with any major construction project, schedules are subject to change due to material availability, weather, etc. 

Businesses in the area will remain open and accessible during construction. Main Street will remain open during construction. 

Here is a drop-box link to the project plan-set: https://app.box.com/s/q8h69zr9zbrxh4ab7xyrcecsxa6qmdhc

Please contact Glenn Cusano, Project Administrator, Town of Canton at 860-693-2855 or Jerry Dionne Project Superintendent, Martin-Laviero at 860-209-5400 with any questions. 

                            

 


5/6/22 Update:
The original bluestone on Main Street has been custom cut and installed into the new concrete sidewalks on the south side. Work continues on River Street with granite curb, light pole base & conduit, sidewalk and bluestone bands being installed. Radius curbing has been ordered and when it arrives, the corner areas of Front & Main, and River & Main will be completed. Roadway saw cutting will be completed for granite curbing installation on The Green as well.

Parking spaces in the immediate work zone may not be available depending on the type of construction taking place. There may be occasional delays while equipment & traffic moves through the area. As with any major construction project, schedules are subject to change due to material availability, weather, etc. 

Businesses in the area will remain open and accessible during construction. Main Street will remain open during construction. 

Here is a drop-box link to the project plan-set: https://app.box.com/s/q8h69zr9zbrxh4ab7xyrcecsxa6qmdhc

Please contact Glenn Cusano, Project Administrator at 860-693-2855 or Jerry Dionne, Martin Laviero at 860-209-5400 with any questions. 
                  


 

4/28/22 Update:
The Streetscape II project is moving along at a quick pace. Work continues on Main with granite curb, light pole base & conduit, sidewalk and the original bluestone bands being installed. On River Street, the Valley House driveway apron is complete and granite curb is being installed on the ABC Pizza side of the street. 

Parking spaces in the immediate work zone may not be available depending on the type of construction taking place. Patrons of  local merchants may find it easiest to park in the Town Hall parking lot where extra spaces have been made available. There may be occasional delays while equipment & traffic moves through the area. As with any major construction project, schedules are subject to change due to material availability, weather, etc. we also have the added issue of working during a pandemic so crew availability is monitored more closely. 

Businesses in the area will remain open and accessible during construction. Main Street will remain open during construction. 

Here is a drop-box link to the project plan-set: https://app.box.com/s/q8h69zr9zbrxh4ab7xyrcecsxa6qmdhc

Please contact Glenn Cusano, Project Administrator at 860-693-2855 or Jerry Dionne, Martin Laviero at 860-209-5400 with any questions. 
 

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4/22/22 Update:
The Streetscape II project is now back underway for the 2022 construction season. Work began this week at Main & Front Streets and is proceeding up the hill towards The Green. Granite curb is being installed and concrete poured along the base to lock it in place. The Bluestone sidewalk slabs have been removed, saved, and sections will be saw-cut and then replaced into the concrete walks so we can preserve some of the older walking surface while still making it safe for pedestrians. Concrete will begin to be poured this afternoon and also on Monday. On River Street, the Valley House driveway apron is also being completed today. 

Parking spaces in the immediate work zone may not be available depending on the type of construction taking place. Patrons of  local merchants may find it easiest to park in the Town Hall parking lot where extra spaces have been made available. There may be occasional delays while equipment & traffic moves through the area. As with any major construction project, schedules are subject to change due to material availability, weather, etc. we also have the added issue of working during a pandemic so crew availability is monitored more closely. 

Businesses in the area will remain open and accessible during construction. Main Street will remain open during construction. 

Here is a drop-box link to the project plan-set: https://app.box.com/s/q8h69zr9zbrxh4ab7xyrcecsxa6qmdhc

Please contact Glenn Cusano, Project Administrator at 860-693-2855 or Jerry Dionne, Martin Laviero at 860-209-5400 with any questions. 

      


4/12/22 Update:
We were notified this afternoon by our contractor Martin-Laviero, that the granite curbing for the Streetscape Project is being delivered this Thursday, April 14th. 

If a construction crew is available, excavation will begin the same day. They plan to continue working on Friday as well. As stated previously, work will begin at Main & Front Streets and proceed up the hill towards The Green.

Once excavation begins, patrons of  local merchants may find it easiest to park in the Town Hall parking lot. Parking spaces in the immediate work zone may not be available depending on the type of construction taking place. There may be occasional delays while equipment & traffic moves through the area. As with any major construction project, schedules are subject to change due to material availability, weather, etc. we also have the added issue of working during a pandemic so crew availability is monitored more closely. 

Businesses in the area will remain open and accessible during construction. Main Street will remain open during construction. 

Here is a drop-box link to the project plan-set: https://app.box.com/s/q8h69zr9zbrxh4ab7xyrcecsxa6qmdhc

Please contact Glenn Cusano, Project Administrator at 860-693-2855 or Jerry Dionne, Martin Laviero at 860-209-5400 with any questions. 


4/4/22 Update:
We were notified this morning by our contractor, Martin-Laviero, that the delivery of granite curbing for the Streetscape Project has been delayed. Unfortunately by the time it arrives, the rain will have moved in.  Therefore, they are postponing the restart of the project until next Monday, April 11th.
Sorry for the confusion and any inconvenience this may cause.

3/31/22 Update:
The project will restart on Monday April 4th beginning with project layout, saw cutting and the installation of granite curb. The Streetscape contractor Martin Laviero Inc. is presently securing this year’s supply of the necessary linear feet and correct coloration of granite curb for the remainder of the project. Excavation on Main Street will begin at the corner of Front Street and proceed up the hill. We will continue to work towards moving things along as quickly as possible to try and get Main Street completed before the summer season.

Some Reminders:
Contractor work hours are limited to 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday thru Friday.
The construction sequence for this phase of the project will include replacement of curbing, sidewalks, catch-basins and decorative lighting,  beginning at Main & Front street and proceeding up the hill. 
Once excavation begins, patrons of  local merchants may find it easiest to park in the Town Hall parking lot, where additional spaces are being freed up beginning Tuesday April 5th. Parking spaces in the immediate work zone may not be available depending on the type of construction taking place. There may be occasional delays while equipment & traffic moves through the area. As with any major construction project, schedules are subject to change due to material availability, weather, etc. we also have the added issue of working during a pandemic so crew availability is monitored more closely. 

Businesses in the area will remain open and accessible during construction. Main Street will remain open during construction. 

Here is a drop-box link to the project plan-set: https://app.box.com/s/q8h69zr9zbrxh4ab7xyrcecsxa6qmdhc

Please contact Glenn Cusano, Project Administrator at 860-693-2855 or Jerry Dionne, Martin Laviero at 860-209-5400 with any questions. 


12/16/21 Update - The Streetscape II project is wrapping up for the season, this will be the final update this year. 

The sidewalk installation at the corner of Main & River is completed. Some sidewalk work has been done on River Street, the rest will be completed in Spring. This week the crew has been working on installing sidewalk, the bluestone bands, control joint cuts and performing general clean-up. Salt Guard will be applied to the concrete to help protect it for the winter. Lamp posts are now scheduled to be delivered in January due to supply chain problems. They will be installed immediately upon arrival.
 
Updates will resume in the Spring upon return of the construction crew to Collinsville. The Town of Canton and our contractor Martin-Laviero would like to thank the business owners and residents of Collinsville for their patience and assistance in getting the project started and helping us to keep it flowing smoothly up to this point.
 
If you have any concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out.
Please contact Glenn Cusano, Project Administrator at 860-693-2855 or Jerry Dionne, Martin Laviero at 860-209-5400 with any questions. 

              

 

12/10/21 UpdateThe sidewalk installation at the corner of Main & River has been delayed due to an illness on the crew, an emergency repair in another town and the weather, which has begun to turn against us after a terrific fall season that allowed for a lot of progress. We apologize for the delay and inconvenience. The crew is back to full strength and we are pouring sidewalks today and all next week at the corner of Main & River Street. Bluestone bands, control joint cuts and general clean-up will occur as well. Lamp posts are scheduled to be delivered on December 31st and will be installed immediately upon arrival.

As always, the Town of Canton and Martin Laviero Contractors thanks you for your patience. If you have any concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out.
 
Some Reminders:
Contractor work hours are limited to 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday thru Friday.
Parking spaces in the immediate work zone may not be available depending on the type of construction taking place. There may be occasional delays while equipment & traffic moves through the area. As with any major construction project, schedules are subject to change due to material availability, weather, etc. We also have the added issue of working during a pandemic, so crew availability is monitored more closely. 
 
Businesses in the area will remain open and accessible during Streetscape II construction. Main Street will remain open during Streetscape II construction.
 
I had a request for the plans to be made available. Here is a drop-box link to the project plan-set: https://app.box.com/s/q8h69zr9zbrxh4ab7xyrcecsxa6qmdhc
 
Please contact Glenn Cusano, Project Administrator at 860-693-2855 or Jerry Dionne, Martin Laviero at 860-209-5400 with any questions. 

    

 

12/3/21 Update - Bluestone for the sidewalk cut–outs on Main St. are almost all installed.  The curb and sidewalk installation is turning the corner of River Street. Dry weather allows for the regular construction season to be extended, but sooner or later the temps will be too low for concrete. We do anticipate pouring sidewalks all next week at the Valley House and on River Street.

Still waiting on lamp posts, crossing our fingers on the supply chain and delivery. (I’m told lamp post parts are delayed in transit).

As always, the Town of Canton and Martin Laviero Contractors thanks you for your patience. If you have any concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out.

Some Reminders:

Contractor work hours are limited to 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday thru Friday.

Parking spaces in the immediate work zone may not be available depending on the type of construction taking place. There may be occasional delays while equipment & traffic moves through the area. As with any major construction project, schedules are subject to change due to material availability, weather, etc. We also have the added issue of working during a pandemic, so crew availability is monitored more closely. 

Businesses in the area will remain open and accessible during Streetscape II construction. Main Street will remain open during Streetscape II construction.

I had a request for the plans to be made available. Here is a drop-box link to the project plan-set: https://app.box.com/s/q8h69zr9zbrxh4ab7xyrcecsxa6qmdhc

Please contact Glenn Cusano, Project Administrator at 860-693-2855 or Jerry Dionne, Martin Laviero at 860-209-5400 with any questions. 

     

 

11/19/21 Update - Bluestone for the sidewalk cut–outs on Main St. is being installed. The sidewalk installation is progressing up the North side of Main Street and around the corner of River Street, with curbing and sidewalk being installed. We hope to have the lamp posts installed over the next couple of weeks, but the supply chain might be affecting delivery. Once the lamps arrive, installation will be fairly quick.

As always, the Town of Canton and Martin Laviero Contractors thanks you for your patience. If you have any concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out.
 
Some Reminders:
Contractor work hours are limited to 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday thru Friday.
The construction sequence for this phase of the project will include replacement of curbing, sidewalks, catch-basins and decorative lighting,  beginning in front of LaSalle Market and proceeding up the hill to Market St. Once this is completed, the contractor will turn down Market Street and complete that phase before winter shutdown. Weather permitting, the contractor may continue up Main Street to River Street, on the North side.
Patrons of LaSalle Market and other businesses may find it easiest to park in the Town Hall parking lot, where additional spaces are being freed up beginning Sept. 20, for the duration of the first phase of the project. Additionally, the Town Hall lower parking lot entrance is open during business hours.
Parking spaces in the immediate work zone may not be available depending on the type of construction taking place. There may be occasional delays while equipment & traffic moves through the area. As with any major construction project, schedules are subject to change due to material availability, weather, etc. We also have the added issue of working during a pandemic, so crew availability is monitored more closely. 
 
Businesses in the area will remain open and accessible during Streetscape II construction. Main Street will remain open during Streetscape II construction.
 
I had a request for the plans to be made available. Here is a drop-box link to the project plan-set: https://app.box.com/s/q8h69zr9zbrxh4ab7xyrcecsxa6qmdhc
 
Please contact Glenn Cusano, Project Administrator at 860-693-2855 or Jerry Dionne, Martin Laviero at 860-209-5400 with any questions. 

      


11/12/21 Update - Market Street work is finishing, the concrete bases for the decorative light standards and new curbing is installed on the corner of North St. The Market Street sidewalk and Town Hall entrance is open. Reminder: Please use the concrete sidewalk for pedestrian traffic. The roadway is for vehicular traffic.
Bluestone for the sidewalk cut–outs on Main St. has been delivered (finally) and will be installed shortly. The sidewalk installation is progressing up the North side of Main Street to River Street.
We will lose today (11/12) due to rainy weather, but we will pick up on Monday and keep the project moving. As long as materials are available and the granite curbing supply is replenished we will continue with construction until the temperatures fall below freezing.
 
As always, the Town of Canton and Martin Laviero Contractors thanks you for your patience. If you have any concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out.
 
Some Reminders:
Contractor work hours are limited to 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday thru Friday.
The construction sequence for this phase of the project will include replacement of curbing, sidewalks, catch-basins and decorative lighting,  beginning in front of LaSalle Market and proceeding up the hill to Market St. Once this is completed, the contractor will turn down Market Street and complete that phase before winter shutdown. Weather permitting, the contractor may continue up Main Street to River Street, on the North side.
Patrons of LaSalle Market and other businesses may find it easiest to park in the Town Hall parking lot, where additional spaces are being freed up beginning Sept. 20, for the duration of the first phase of the project. Additionally, the Town Hall lower parking lot entrance is open during business hours.
Parking spaces in the immediate work zone may not be available depending on the type of construction taking place. There may be occasional delays while equipment & traffic moves through the area. As with any major construction project, schedules are subject to change due to material availability, weather, etc. We also have the added issue of working during a pandemic, so crew availability is monitored more closely. 
 
Businesses in the area will remain open and accessible during Streetscape II construction. Main Street will remain open during Streetscape II construction.
 
I had a request for the plans to be made available. Here is a drop-box link to the project plan-set: https://app.box.com/s/q8h69zr9zbrxh4ab7xyrcecsxa6qmdhc
 
Please contact Glenn Cusano, Project Administrator at 860-693-2855 or Jerry Dionne, Martin Laviero at 860-209-5400 with any questions. 

                    

11/05/21 Update - Market Street work is just about completed for the season. Granite curbing, sidewalk, bollards, lighting bases and the wide promenade style sidewalk area adjacent to Town Hall are now installed. There will be decorative light standards and new curbing installed on the stretch beyond Town Hall as well, but that should be it. The Market Street sidewalk and Town Hall entrance is now open. Please be sure to use the concrete sidewalk for pedestrian traffic. The roadway is for vehicular traffic, when opened as is possible.
Bluestone for the sidewalk cut–outs on Main St. is still delayed as are so many other items needed to complete projects across the state and the U.S. If the bluestone doesn’t arrive soon, we will have these cut outs paved with asphalt for the winter and complete the bluestone install next spring.
Due to the spectacular weather, we are able to keep the project moving beyond what was originally anticipated. The contractor is proceeding up Main Street on the North side, removing the old broken sidewalk slabs and granite curb, to be replaced with new next week. The project is anticipated to stop for the season at a point in front of the Valley house, or possibly on River St. This is mostly due to the limited granite curb stockpile, which is down to about 100 feet total. Of course this weather can’t last very much longer, and pouring concrete in freezing temperatures is not prudent.

Of Note: Beginning Monday of next week, ATT contractors will be working at Town Hall replacing the antennas on the roof cell tower. A section of Main Street will be closed between Front Street and Market Street. A detour route will be set up and police officers will assist with traffic control. ATT anticipates the work taking 3-5 days.

As always, the Town of Canton and Martin Laviero Contractors thanks you for your patience. If you have any concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out.

Some Reminders:
Contractor work hours are limited to 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday thru Friday.
The construction sequence for this phase of the project will include replacement of curbing, sidewalks, catch-basins and decorative lighting,  beginning in front of LaSalle Market and proceeding up the hill to Market St. Once this is completed, the contractor will turn down Market Street and complete that phase before winter shutdown. Weather permitting, the contractor may continue up Main Street to River Street, on the North side.
Patrons of LaSalle Market and other businesses may find it easiest to park in the Town Hall parking lot, where additional spaces are being freed up beginning Sept. 20, for the duration of the first phase of the project. Additionally, the Town Hall lower parking lot entrance is open during business hours.
Parking spaces in the immediate work zone may not be available depending on the type of construction taking place. There may be occasional delays while equipment & traffic moves through the area. As with any major construction project, schedules are subject to change due to material availability, weather, etc. We also have the added issue of working during a pandemic, so crew availability is monitored more closely. 
 
Businesses in the area will remain open and accessible during Streetscape II construction. Main Street will remain open during Streetscape II construction.
 
I had a request for the plans to be made available. Here is a drop-box link to the project plan-set: https://app.box.com/s/q8h69zr9zbrxh4ab7xyrcecsxa6qmdhc
 

Please contact Glenn Cusano, Project Administrator at 860-693-2855 or Jerry Dionne, Martin Laviero at 860-209-5400 with any questions. 

          


10/29/21 Update -Poor weather showed up and impacted progress this week. Although we lost a day of work due to heavy rain, the crew was able to come back out and continue the project the next day.
The corner area of Main & Market is completed. The rail/wall repair at Town Hall looks terrific. Market Street work continues and should be completed next week, weather permitting. Granite curbing, sidewalk, bollards and lighting, and the wide promenade style sidewalk area adjacent to Town Hall are being installed. Bluestone for the sidewalk cut–outs on Main St. is delayed, but should see that come in next week. The cut out areas have been touched up with fresh stone and compacted, for the Halloween parade goers to traverse safely. The Main Street entrance to Town Hall remains open. The Market Street Town Hall entrance and also the roadway between Main Street and Town Hall remains closed. Once the concrete promenade area is completed and the roadway paved, Market Street and Town Hall entrance will be fully reopened. The lower parking lot entrance is open during Town Hall business hours as well.

As always, the Town of Canton and Martin Laviero Contractors thanks you for your patience. If you have any concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out.

Some Reminders:
Contractor work hours are limited to 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday thru Friday.
The construction sequence for this phase of the project will include replacement of curbing, sidewalks, catch-basins and decorative lighting,  beginning in front of LaSalle Market and proceeding up the hill to Market St. Once this is completed, the contractor will turn down Market Street and complete that phase before winter shutdown. Weather permitting, the contractor may continue up Main Street to River Street, on the North side.
Patrons of LaSalle Market and other businesses may find it easiest to park in the Town Hall parking lot, where additional spaces are being freed up beginning Sept. 20, for the duration of the first phase of the project. Parking spaces in the immediate work zone may not be available depending on the type of construction taking place. There may be occasional delays while equipment & traffic moves through the area. As with any major construction project, schedules are subject to change due to material availability, weather, etc. We also have the added issue of working during a pandemic, so crew availability is monitored more closely. 
 
Businesses in the area will remain open and accessible during construction. Main Street will remain open during Streetscape II construction.
 
I had a request for the plans to be made available. Here is a drop-box link to the project plan-set: https://app.box.com/s/q8h69zr9zbrxh4ab7xyrcecsxa6qmdhc
 
Please contact Glenn Cusano, Project Administrator at 860-693-2855 or Jerry Dionne, Martin Laviero at 860-209-5400 with any questions. 

                        

 

 

10/22/21 Update - The fall weather has been perfect, and work on the project continues unabated.
The corner area of Main & Market has seen some significant changes from how it used to be. Granite curbing, sidewalk, rough out for bollards and lighting, and the wide promenade style crossing area are all installed. Two underground storage tanks have been successfully removed and an old, deteriorated gas service line was replaced. We are still waiting on delivery of some bluestone for the sidewalk cut–outs. Pavement repair is completed on Main Street. Starting with today’s concrete pour, the contractor will concentrate their efforts on finishing the work on Market Street next week.

The Main Street entrance to Town Hall is open. The Market Street Town Hall entrance and also the roadway between Main Street and Town Hall remains closed. Once the promenade area is completed, Market Street and Town Hall entrance will be fully reopened. It is anticipated that this will be the end of next week or the following week. The lower parking lot entrance is open during Town Hall business hours as well.

As always, the Town of Canton and Martin Laviero Contractors thanks you for your patience. If you have any concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out.

Some Reminders:
Contractor work hours are limited to 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday thru Friday.
The construction sequence for this phase of the project will include replacement of curbing, sidewalks, catch-basins and decorative lighting,  beginning in front of LaSalle Market and proceeding up the hill to Market St. Once this is completed, the contractor will turn down Market Street and complete that phase before winter shutdown.
Patrons of LaSalle Market and other businesses may find it easiest to park in the Town Hall parking lot, where additional spaces are being freed up beginning Sept. 20, for the duration of the first phase of the project. Parking spaces in the immediate work zone may not be available depending on the type of construction taking place. There may be occasional delays while equipment & traffic moves through the area. As with any major construction project, schedules are subject to change due to material availability, weather, etc. We also have the added issue of working during a pandemic, so crew availability is monitored more closely. 
 
Businesses in the area will remain open and accessible during construction. Main Street will remain open during construction.
 
I had a request for the plans to be made available. Here is a drop-box link to the project plan-set:https://app.box.com/s/q8h69zr9zbrxh4ab7xyrcecsxa6qmdhc
 
Please contact Glenn Cusano, Project Administrator at 860-693-2855 or Jerry Dionne, Martin Laviero at 860-209-5400 with any questions. 

           


 

10/15/21 Update - New curb is now installed, as is the sidewalk heading up Main Street to Market in front of Town Hall. Hopefully, the bluestone should be in stock next week and the cut out areas will be completed. Work on Market Street is next. 
The stone wall in front of Town Hall has been rebuilt and looks great.
The Main Street entrance to Town Hall is now open. The Market Street entrance to Town Hall is only accessible from the North Street end of Market. The Market Street roadway between Main Street and Town Hall remains closed. Once the promenade area is completed, Market Street and Town Hall entrance will be fully reopened. The lower parking lot entrance is open during Town Hall business hours as well.

As always, the Town of Canton and Martin Laviero Contractors thanks you for your patience. If you have any concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out.

Some Reminders:
Contractor work hours are limited to 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday thru Friday.
The construction sequence for this phase of the project will include replacement of curbing, sidewalks, catch-basins and decorative lighting,  beginning in front of LaSalle Market and proceeding up the hill to Market St. Once this is completed, the contractor will turn down Market Street and complete that phase before winter shutdown.
Patrons of LaSalle Market and other businesses may find it easiest to park in the Town Hall parking lot, where additional spaces are being freed up beginning Sept. 20, for the duration of the first phase of the project. Parking spaces in the immediate work zone may not be available depending on the type of construction taking place. There may be occasional delays while equipment & traffic moves through the area. As with any major construction project, schedules are subject to change due to material availability, weather, etc. We also have the added issue of working during a pandemic, so crew availability is monitored more closely. 
 
Businesses in the area will remain open and accessible during construction. Main Street will remain open during construction.
 
I had a request for the plans to be made available. Here is a drop-box link to the project plan-set: https://app.box.com/s/q8h69zr9zbrxh4ab7xyrcecsxa6qmdhc
 
Please contact Glenn Cusano, Project Administrator at 860-693-2855 or Jerry Dionne, Martin Laviero at 860-209-5400 with any questions. 

              

 

 

10/8/21 Update - The roadway cut in front of LaSalle Market has been paved and the sidewalk there opened to pedestrian traffic. The contractors have excavated the old curbing and bricks heading up Main Street to Market. New curb is being installed and the sidewalk installation will follow next week. Of note, the stone wall in front of Town Hall partially collapsed due to deterioration of the mortar and is being rebuilt, which has caused a minor delay.
 Accessibility to Town Hall offices is through the lower parking lot entrance or on Market Street. The Main Street entrance remains closed. Once the sidewalk is completed, the Main Street entrance will be reopened. 
Work is proceeding very well, the Town of Canton and Martin Laviero Contractors thanks you for your patience. As always, if you have any concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out.
Some Reminders:
Contractor work hours are limited to 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday thru Friday.
The construction sequence for this phase of the project will include replacement of curbing, sidewalks, catch-basins and decorative lighting,  beginning in front of LaSalle Market and proceeding up the hill to Market St. Once this is completed, the contractor will turn down Market Street and complete that phase before winter shutdown.
Patrons of LaSalle Market and other businesses may find it easiest to park in the Town Hall parking lot, where additional spaces are being freed up beginning Sept. 20, for the duration of the first phase of the project. Parking spaces in the immediate work zone may not be available depending on the type of construction taking place. There may be occasional delays while equipment & traffic moves through the area. As with any major construction project, schedules are subject to change due to material availability, weather, etc. We also have the added issue of working during a pandemic, so crew availability is monitored more closely. 
 
Businesses in the area will remain open and accessible during construction. Main Street will remain open during construction. 
 
I had a request for the plans to be made available. Here is a drop-box link to the project plan-set: https://app.box.com/s/q8h69zr9zbrxh4ab7xyrcecsxa6qmdhc
 
Please contact Glenn Cusano, Project Administrator at 860-693-2855 or Jerry Dionne, Martin Laviero at 860-209-5400 with any questions. 

                      

 

 

10/6/21 Update - The sidewalk in front of LaSalle Market has been installed. The asphalt stripes you see in the photo are placeholders for bluestone slabs which are on backorder and will be installed in approximately two weeks. This was done in order to open the walks right away and keep LaSalle Market accessible to their customers.
Excavation is proceeding up the hill on the north side, we anticipate sidewalk installation later this week.

  


10/1/21 Update - The granite curbing in front of LaSalle Market has been installed. The sidewalk is formed and being poured today (10/1). The electrical conduit is being installed along the Town Hall parking lot and next to the stage area. This conduit will power the new decorative lighting along Main Street.
Next week, the roadway cut in front of LaSalle Market will be paved and the sidewalk opened to pedestrian traffic. The contractors will continue excavating the old curbing and bricks heading up Main Street on the north side, followed by new curb and sidewalk installation. Weather permitting, we should be at the corner of Market Street by Friday.

Access to Canton Town Hall beginning Monday, October 4th, will be either through the 4 Market Street entrance or the back entrance of Town Hall off the parking lot.  This back entrance (which is handicapped accessible) leads you to the Lower Level of Town Hall.  Take the stairs or elevator to gain access to the offices.   

Some Reminders:
Contractor work hours are limited to 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday thru Friday.
The construction sequence for this phase of the project will include replacement of curbing, sidewalks, catch-basins and decorative lighting,  beginning in front of LaSalle Market and proceeding up the hill to Market St. 
Once excavation begins, patrons of  LaSalle Market and other merchants may find it easiest to park in the Town Hall parking lot, where additional spaces are being freed up beginning Sept. 20, for the duration of the first phase of the project. Parking spaces in the immediate work zone may not be available depending on the type of construction taking place. There may be occasional delays while equipment & traffic moves through the area. As with any major construction project, schedules are subject to change due to material availability, weather, etc. we also have the added issue of working during a pandemic so crew availability is monitored more closely. 

Businesses in the area will remain open and accessible during construction. Main Street will remain open during construction. 

I had a request for the plans to be made available. Here is a drop-box link to the project plan-set: https://app.box.com/s/q8h69zr9zbrxh4ab7xyrcecsxa6qmdhc

Please contact Glenn Cusano, Project Administrator at 860-693-2855 or Jerry Dionne, Martin Laviero at 860-209-5400 with any questions. 



9/24/21 Update - All saw-cutting and project layout is complete. CBYD is approved. DPW placed signage advising the public that the businesses are open during construction at both ends of the project, one entering Main Street from 179, and one up the hill just beyond Market. Materials & equipment have been mobilized.

Martin Laviero Contractors will commence construction Monday morning, September 27th at approximately 7:00 a.m. The first phase of work will take place directly in front of LaSalle Market and proceed up the hill.

Some Reminders:
Contractor work hours are limited to 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday thru Friday.
The construction sequence for this phase of the project will include replacement of curbing, sidewalks, catch-basins and decorative lighting,  beginning in front of LaSalle Market and proceeding up the hill to Market St. 
Once excavation begins, patrons of  LaSalle Market and other merchants may find it easiest to park in the Town Hall parking lot, where additional spaces are being freed up beginning Sept. 20, for the duration of the first phase of the project. Parking spaces in the immediate work zone may not be available depending on the type of construction taking place. There may be occasional delays while equipment & traffic moves through the area. As with any major construction project, schedules are subject to change due to material availability, weather, etc. we also have the added issue of working during a pandemic so crew availability is monitored more closely. 

Businesses in the area will remain open and accessible during construction. Main Street will remain open during construction. 

I had a request for the plans to be made available. Here is a drop-box link to the project plan-set: https://app.box.com/s/q8h69zr9zbrxh4ab7xyrcecsxa6qmdhc

Please contact Glenn Cusano, Project Administrator at 860-693-2855 or Jerry Dionne, Martin Laviero at 860-209-5400 with any questions. 


9/21/21 Update - Saw cutting for curb installation on Main Street, will begin tomorrow morning (Wednesday, Sept 22nd) at 7:00 a.m. The immediate area adjacent to the curbs will be coned off and closed to parking starting tonight at 10:00 p.m.  The Town Hall parking lot is available for off-street parking.

9/17/21 Update - The nature of this type of project requires beginning with the installation of granite curb. The Streetscape contractor Martin Laviero Inc. is presently securing a supply of the necessary linear feet and correct coloration of granite curb for the first portion of the project. Excavation on Main Street will begin the week of September 20th once Call Before You Dig finishes their mark out so we can proceed safely. Additionally, the project surveyor will be in the area performing lay-out for the construction process. We will continue to work towards moving things along as quickly as possible.

The DPW is working on signage that will let people know that the businesses are open during construction. There will be two signs manufactured in house, that will be placed on opposite ends of the project limits. These should be installed next week.

Some Reminders:
Contractor work hours are limited to 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday thru Friday.
The construction sequence for this phase of the project will include replacement of curbing, sidewalks, catch-basins and decorative lighting,  beginning in front of LaSalle Market and proceeding up the hill to Market St. 
Once excavation begins, patrons of  LaSalle Market and other merchants may find it easiest to park in the Town Hall parking lot, where additional spaces are being freed up beginning Sept. 20, for the duration of the first phase of the project. Parking spaces in the immediate work zone may not be available depending on the type of construction taking place. There may be occasional delays while equipment & traffic moves through the area. As with any major construction project, schedules are subject to change due to material availability, weather, etc. we also have the added issue of working during a pandemic so crew availability is monitored more closely. 

Businesses in the area will remain open and accessible during construction. Main Street will remain open during construction. 

I had a request for the plans to be made available. Here is a drop-box link to the project plan-set: https://app.box.com/s/q8h69zr9zbrxh4ab7xyrcecsxa6qmdhc

Please contact Glenn Cusano, Project Administrator at 860-693-2855 or Jerry Dionne, Martin Laviero at 860-209-5400 with any questions. 


9/9/21 Update - The project is scheduled to begin the week of September 13th, with the contractor Martin Laviero Inc. beginning to mobilize their equipment into the area. 

Work hours are limited to 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday thru Friday.
The construction sequence for this phase of the project will include replacement of curbing, sidewalks, catch-basins and decorative lighting,  beginning in front of LaSalle Market and proceeding up the hill to Market St. 
Patrons of  LaSalle Market and other merchants may find it easiest to park in the Town Hall parking lot, where additional spaces are being made available for the duration of work. Parking spaces in the immediate work zone may not be available depending on the type of construction taking place. There may be occasional delays while equipment & traffic moves through the area.

Businesses in the area will remain open and accessible during construction. Main Street will remain open during construction. 

Please contact Glenn Cusano, Project Administrator with any questions at 860-693-7855.

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