Bliss Street in Northampton, MA had experienced several water main breaks. Therefore, the City wanted the main to be replaced over the winter rather than waiting until spring. The project included design, bidding, and construction administration services for the water main replacement on Bliss Street from Scanlon Avenue to Willow Street. The design included new 8-inch diameter ductile iron water main, services, and appurtenances, as well as preparation of base plans from available City records, City GIS mapping data, and field measurements.
Construction occurred during the winter to meet the client’s schedule. Two change orders were issued to address hydrant extensions and sewer component repairs. The bid opening was the day before Thanksgiving. Construction started in December and was substantially completed by spring.