Main Street Reconstruction
The Main Street reconstruction began in the spring of 2019. The project area includes Main Street by the railroad bridge and progresses through the downtown for nearly one mile just past Demeritt Place. During the 2019 and 2020 seasons, construction was completed on all water and sewer lines, storm drains, and underground conduits within the project area. Temporary sidewalks and the roadway are paved over for the winter. Beginning in spring 2021 as weather conditions allow, the project will resume with minor electrical work and streetscape amenities, including street lamps, flags, banners, flowers, trees, and the final sidewalk and roadway paving.
100-year-old water lines, sewer lines and storm drains will be replaced with new lines for another 100 years. Utility lines will be placed underground in the core of the downtown between the Congregational Church to Park Street, and on Stowe Street from the Main Street intersection to the dry bridge over the railroad. New sidewalks, landscaping, informational kiosks, wayfinding signs, hanging flower baskets, flags and banners will enhance our entire downtown.