Main Street Reconstruction
The Main Street Reconstruction project is broken down into four (4) segments. They are roughly: Segment 1 - Railroad Bridge to Stowe Street. Segment 2 - Stowe Street to Park Row. Segment 3 - Park Row to Batchelder Street. Segment 4 - Batchelder Street to just beyond Demeritt Place. Construction in 2019 will start in Segments 3 and 4 at the southern end of the village area. There will be some work in Segment 2 in late construction season of 2019 and in 2020. Segment 1 will be in 2020. Final streetscaping and landscaping are planned in all segments in 2021. For specific work and/or details you can contact one of team members listed under Contacts.
It is scheduled to begin on or around April 15, 2019.
Construction is planned for this section (Segment 1) in 2020.
Caleb Ainsworth - 802-279-2280
Justin Lamson - 802-793-5726
Kingsbury Construction/Jim Despres - 802-496-2205
Walker Construction - 802-244-7400
People have expressed concern about some of the larger trees that will be removed. Many of the trees that are planned to be removed are either not in good health, near the end of their expected lifespan, and are in/or partially in, the area being reconstructed with new sidewalks utilities. There will be more new trees planted than removed as part of the renewal effort for Waterbury's long-term future. Bushes and/or shrubs will be replaced if they are removed or damaged during construction.
Estimated trees to remain - 118
Estimated trees to be removed - 48
Estimated new trees to be planted - 58
Saturday work may take place on Main Street, but not in the main business core of the downtown.
No signed detours will be used during construction on either the Main Street Reconstruction project or the Route 100 Rehabilitation project, although back roads and alternate local routes can be used to avoid specific construction areas. Exceptions for signed detours may take place in the event unexpected complications cannot be avoided. Check the weekly Construction Area map for sections that are being worked on.
There will be 48-hours notice before switch overs for properties along Main Street and the side streets. Each property will be contacted in advance and considered for its individual needs such as: restaurants may require switch overs before or after open hours, while residential properties may have work completed during the daytime.
Depending on the nature of your concern you can contact any one of the resources below and they will work with you or direct you to get the information you need.
General Project Assistance: Barbara Farr, 802-888-3810, Waterbury Transportation Liaison, [email protected]
Business Assistance: Alyssa Johnson, 978-760-1238, Waterbury Economic Development Director, [email protected]
Visitor Assistance: Karen Nevin, 802-793-6029, Executive Director, Revitalizing Waterbury, [email protected]