Olive Street – Pavement and Crosswalks
Construction will begin on Monday, July 8, to Olive Street in Greenfield. This work is a collaborative effort between the Franklin Regional Transit Authority (FRTA) and the City which began in the summer of 2017. The project is funded by the Federal Transit Administration Funds provided to FRTA for pedestrian and ADA improvements to infrastructure near the John W. Olver Transit Center.
“We’ve appreciated working with the FRTA in order to leverage Federal funds for these upgrades,” said William Martin, Mayor. “These are the final touches to the Olive Street area, now that the Parking Garage is complete, making this a great first impression to visitors arriving by bus or train.”
Work consists of the demolition and disposal of existing concrete and asphalt sidewalk and berm and the construction of new concrete sidewalk with granite curbing on Olive St.; installation of ADA ramps on Bank Row, Hope St. and Olive St.; installation of a bump-out and Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons on Bank Row; a 1.5-inch mill and HMA overlay of Olive Street; and related work to include installation of a catch basin and adjustment of structures.
“These are critical improvements to safety on this very busy throughway” said Marlo Warner, Director of the Greenfield Department of Public Works. SVT, Inc. is the Project Manager hired by MassDOT; Clayton Davenport Trucking, Inc. is the contractor. The work will take two to three months. Access to Olive Street businesses will remain throughout the summer, however minimal interruptions may occur in the work zones.
Any questions, please call Marlo Warner at 772-1528, extension 6107