In the last formal award of contract step, MassDOT has provided a Notice to Proceed to A.F. Amorello & Sons, Inc., of Worcester, Massachusetts, for Hopkinton’s Main Street Corridor Project.
A.F. Amorello & Sons, Inc.’s low bid was verified by VHB, the town’s engineering consultant, and MassDOT, with no changes required. The contractor provided all necessary insurance and bonds and the MassDOT Contracts Division completed a review of all contract documents. In addition, MassDOT has also assigned a resident engineer and area supervisor to the project.
MassDOT will schedule a pre-construction meeting on a date yet to be announced. Two topics to be included in this meeting are the project’s schedule and utility coordination. Next steps for the project will also include more shop drawing submittals to MassDOT for review
“After the pre-construction meeting, the town should have A.F. Amorello's initial construction schedule, identifying specific construction activities,” said Town Engineer David Daltorio.
A.F. Amorello has reached out to the Town to inquire about possible town owned properties that could be used as construction lay down areas and is also in the process of requesting information from MassDOT to begin developing a Health and Safety Plan.
The Town will soon be launching a Main Street Corridor project website. This website will be the one-stop-shop for all construction related activities, including parking information.
“We have benefited from input from the community throughout the design process and we look forward to continuing to keep the public informed as we move forward with construction operations,” said Town Manager Norman Khumalo.
In addition to the project website, A.F.Amorello has submitted their proposed public outreach firm, City Point Partners, for MassDOT review. The firm has experience with MassDOT and MBTA projects.
For additional project information visit Hopkinton’s ClearGOv project portal at https://www.cleargov.com/massachusetts/middlesex/town/hopkinton/projects... rridor-project.