Please note the following work is scheduled for Aug. 4-10, as part of the City of Pittsfield’s 2021 Street Improvement Project.

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Milling will occur on the following streets:

Wednesday. Aug. 4: Hawthorne Avenue, Oxford Street, and Brenton Terrace.

Thursday, Aug. 5: Buel Street and Cadwell Road.

Friday, Aug. 6: Dexter, Dillon, and Huron streets.

Monday, Aug. 9: Malcolm Avenue.

Tuesday, Aug. 10: Valentine Road.

Every year, residents hope their street makes the list, or the street they travel most frequently does anyway. Work on Valentine Rd. (home to Taconic High School and more) starts next week as you've just read. This roadway allows folks to avoid the downtown to get to the east and west of the city.

On-street parking is prohibited during this work between the hours of 6 a.m.-6 p.m. each day.

Please note the schedule is subject to change based on weather conditions. The City of Pittsfield thanks you for your patience during this time.

IN RELATED NEWS:

The City of Pittsfield’s in-house paving list, a compilation of scheduled road rehabilitation that will be conducted by the city’s Highway Division is available for review on the city’s website, cityofpittsfield.org.

The document can be accessed by clicking on the “Highway Division” link available on the Department of Public Services page. “This is our highway division work on road rehabilitation.

We don’t contract this work out,” said Commissioner Ricardo Morales, of the Department of Public Services and Utilities. “We focus on unaccepted and smaller streets that normally would not be eligible for Chapter 90 funding.” Funding for this work comes from the city’s operating budget.

In-house road work is expected to begin this month and will be based off a ranking order that reflects a variety of input, Morales said. “We took data in from our survey for all the roads in Pittsfield. Additionally, we incorporated input from ward councilors regarding their respective wards,” he said. “As this is a priority-based approach, we want constituents to know that if their road is not done this year, due to monetary or time constraints, it will be given added priority next year.”

For more information, please visit cityofpittsfield.org.

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