PRE-BID CONFERENCE - August 2022
A non-mandatory pre-bid conference for the Project will be held on Wednesday, August 17, 2022, at
10:00 AM at the Plymouth Village Water and Sewer District office 227 Old North Main Street, Plymouth,
NH 03264. Contractor attendance at the pre-bid conference is encouraged.
MAIN STREET PROJECT UPDATE - June 2022
From the Town of Plymouth & PVWSD
For the past 2 years the Town of Plymouth and the Plymouth Village Water & Sewer District have been working together in an effort to coordinate necessary and inevitable infrastructure projects to improve the water, sewer, and stormwater drainage systems in the downtown area. While the primary focus has been on Main St., the combined projects also include work on Old North Main St., Warren St., Russell St., Green St. Langdon Park Rd., and Bayley Ave. The goals of our joint efforts have focused on the most efficient ways possible to control cost and to schedule workflow so that disruption and inconvenience during construction is kept to a minimum.
The initial plan was to be under construction during the summer / early fall of this year (2022) with target completion of all projects by the end of 2023. However, due to complications in securing State approvals and satisfying Federal Funding Agency requirements, as well as anticipated delay in procuring materials, it is now anticipated that the Main St. construction will begin in Spring of 2023.
Engineers for the Town and the District are currently finalizing bid documents and working to structure a bid process and schedule that will allow us to have a contractor on board well in advance of construction start-up so that scheduling, plans for parking, traffic continuation and access to businesses and residences can be developed in consultation with businesses and property owners. Once a contractor is selected, we expect that individual and group meetings will be scheduled, advertised, and promoted through e-mail distribution and website updates. The Town and District will be sending regular status updates as the project moves forward – anticipating that the frequency will increase as progress is made and we get closer to construction.
Depending on progress with bidding and selecting a contractor, it is possible that some limited construction activity may move forward this year (2022) for segments of some District projects such as the Green St. sewer collection system rehabilitation or the water main crossing of the Baker River at Foster St. If started, these segments will be outside of Main St. and will have limited, localized impacts which will be coordinated with property and businesses.
This e-mail is being distributed to a master e-mail list that has been initially produced through the District’s web-site, by Town Officials, and community business leaders – please pass it along to anyone you think may be interested with a recommendation that they go to pvwsd.org and sign up for the project distribution list.
The District was initially planning construction of water and sewer projects to begin in the current year (2021). However, the Town was recently awarded a substantial grant for stormwater drainage system replacement through the US Economic Development Administration and the District will delay the water and sewer work in order to partner with the Town. This partnership will allow both projects to proceed together so the work needed on the southern end of Main Street can be completed at the same time, thereby minimizing impacts and disruption to the residents, businesses, and traffic that would result from two separate projects. While impacts will include temporary water services, temporary alternating or one lane traffic on streets during excavation, as well as potential traffic detours, it is expected that Main Street will remain open to traffic at all times. Plans are being developed to minimize inconvenience and to maintain access to driveways, storefront access for patrons and deliveries, downtown parking, and pedestrian traffic during construction. Emergency vehicle routes will not be impacted. It is expected that night-time construction will be employed in high traffic areas within the Main Street corridor to help alleviate disruptions during business hours.
The following is a tentative overall schedule for the combined project; however, the specific timelines will be influenced by such things as weather, the requirements of NHDOT, and the federal funding agencies:
Project Design and Bidding through Winter 2021/22
Construction Start March – April 2022
Construction End May - June 2023
Business and property owners along the construction corridor will be contacted as the engineering work advances in order to understand and consider individual concerns and operational need for inclusion in the final traffic continuation plan during construction. In the meantime, residents and interested parties can remain informed on project progress by visiting the Plymouth Village Water and Sewer District’s Main Street Water & Sewer Improvements project website where they can review current developments and register to receive notifications as updates are added: https://www.pvwsd.org/project/main-st-water-and-sewer-improvements.
The District will be replacing water and sewer lines in the downtown area. See information provided in the October Presentation.