Ferry Street Improvements
City of Easthampton
Highways, Streets & Structures
Shared use path design
Dam Safety permitting
Drainage/stormwater improvements & permitting
Construction plans & contract documents
Construction bidding services
Construction administration services
Paul Furgal, P.E., PTOE
McMahon was retained by the City of Easthampton, using a MassWorks funding grant, to design intersection and roadway improvements on Ferry Street and prepare construction plans and contract documents for bidding. The primary goal of the project was to improve a roadway section of Ferry Street and intersection improvements to Lovefield Street/Pleasant Street with the construction of a mini roundabout. The project area includes pedestrian, bicycle, and parking improvements though the use of a shared use path, pedestrian crossings and new parking areas. The design improved the connection to the existing City Rail Trail and created an extension through the project area. The drainage system was upgraded, lighting added, utilities were improved and landscape and streetscape enhancements beautified the area. Watermain improvements were included within the project area to accommodate the private redevelopment at One Ferry Street and the City’s aging infrastructure.
McMahon obtained a local Stormwater Management Permit for additional structures and piping to the existing stormwater systems; an Order of Conditions due to work within wetland resource area and buffer of adjacent pond; and a Dam Safety Permit due to part of Ferry Street was also part of Lower Mill Pond Dam. Working together with the City and the Office of Dam Safety to satisfy their individual requirements, the following modifications were implemented; minimized penetrations within roadway/dam, detailed specifications for backfill material used within roadway for trenches, and additional construction sequencing plans and specifications for embankment stabilization.