Updates on the Hamilton Canal District and Courthouse projects

James Errickson | Urban Renewal Project Manager
The City of Lowell
Division of Planning & Development
50 Arcand Drive | Lowell, MA 01852
t: 978.446.7200 x1445 | f: 978.970.4262 | www.Lowell.org
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I'd like to provide a couple of updates on the Hamilton Canal District and Courthouse projects happening in your neighborhood. 

DCAM Courthouse Demolition project:

Testa, the general contractor, has been setting up material for processing which will begin once the concrete crusher is mobilized to the site early this week. The concrete crusher will be utilized for approximately two weeks and during this time the basement of 360 Jackson and 379 Middlesex St will be backfilled to final grade;

Paving of Revere St. has been delayed due to the unexpected elevation and location of existing utility lines.  Appropriate utility companies have been contacted and are working with Testa to move their utility lines.  Revere Street will be open by the end of the month;

Testa is anticipating demobilizing from the site by the end of this month.

Jackson Street & Other Pedestrian Improvements:

The City anticipates preparing a bid package this fall for this pedestrian improvement project, with construction starting in the spring;

The project will include the construction/installation of sidewalks, lighting, and street trees along the north side of Jackson Street from Central Street to Revere Street, installation of legal short-term parallel parking along a portion of Jackson Street, construction of the new Hamilton Canal walkway, installation of a new Revere Street bridge, and pedestrian improvements to the Gallagher Terminal along the eastern edge of the Lord Overpass and Thorndike Street, including a new signalized pedestrian crossing at the access drive to the Gallagher Terminal.

Hamilton Canal District project construction timeline details:

Trinity anticipates completing the financial closing for Phase I of the project by the end of this month;

Construction start/notice to proceed scheduled for October 1, 2009;

The first part of the project includes the demolition/dismantling of existing structure - From Oct. 2009 to May 2010;

Internal roadway work is anticipated to start 3rd quarter of 2010;

Construction completion estimated for Spring 2011;

Hamilton Canal District project details:

The first part of the Appleton Mill reconstruction project includes the demolition/dismantling of portions of the existing structure.  The site is in very tough shape, so this is necessary to prepare the site for construction;

Upon the issuance of the Notice to Proceed, Trinity's general contractor, CWC Builders, will install a security fence around the entire construction site and provide security on site during the entire construction project.  Emergency contact information will be posted on site; 

Construction vehicles will access the site by via Revere Street and the new temporary construction bridge, following Thorndike Street to the Lord Overpass, taking a right onto Middlesex Street then a left onto Revere Street.  No construction vehicles will be accessing the site by traveling down Jackson Street;

Work hours will be Monday through Friday from 7am to 3:30pm with the occasion day lasting until 5pm. However, you may see project managers and/or construction workers mobilizing on site as early at 6am;

Those working at the construction site will be parking on site, so there will be no impact to available neighborhood parking.

Thank you!

Posted on Monday, September 14, 2009.