UPDATE - SEPTEMBER 29, 2023 - The contractor has completed the sidewalk subbase grading and has nearly completed the base paving. All driveway aprons have been base-paved. Work continues on making modifications to the walkways of many residences so they better meet the new sidewalk. Final paving of sidewalks and placement of loam and seed will follow.
NOTE: Final surface paving of Green Street is scheduled for Monday, October 2. The work is expected to take one day and is weather dependent.
UPDATE: August 24 – The contractor has placed the base layer of road asphalt. On top of that was placed the new concrete curbs. It is expected that next week the contractor will return to the site to start construction of the sidewalks. They will be placing gravel behind the curbs and in all driveways. The gravel will be graded and compacted in preparation for paving. In addition, the short gravel section where Green meets Preble will be paved next week.
The sewer manholes and catch basins have been raised to match the finished surface and so may present obstacles and bumps for a while. You may also notice that the drains do not drain perfectly yet. Please call public works if you feel your property is threatened by water not draining.
UPDATE - JULY 2023- Update – July 11 – Now that the Bath Water District and Ray Labbe & Sons have completed the installation of the new water main and service connections, Crooker Construction will return to the site this week. The first item will be replacement of a single manhole near the middle of Green St. and should take 2-3 days. Work will then begin on preparing the road surface for repaving. Following placing a base layer of asphalt, the curbs, and sidewalks will be constructed, driveways will be tied into the new road, and loam and seed will be applied to damaged areas. Lastly the final surface pavement will be placed.
UPDATE - APRIL 28, 2023 - All new sewer main pipes have been installed in Green Street and all service laterals have been connected. An old fire department water cistern was discovered under the road during the excavation. This underground tank was constructed of finely placed natural stones, with a pillar in the center, holding up a roof of very large granite slabs. The fire department estimated this cistern was constructed in 1879 and has been lying, forgotten, under the road since then. Unfortunately, there was no way to preserve it and it was filled with crushed stone and the sewer construction continued. Next the contractor will be starting installation of storm drains within Green Street. That work will continue for approximately 2-weeks. In the middle of May, Crooker Construction will temporarily move off the job site. The Bath Water District has engaged Ray Labbe & Sons to replace the existing water main during this period, expected to be 2-3 weeks. Temporary water service will be utilized. All inquiries on this work should be directed to the Bath Water District at 443-2391.
UPDATE - APRIL 6, 2023 - The contractor completed new storm drain installation from Bedford Street to Oak Street. Two existing catch basins on Oak St were disconnected from the sewer and connected to the new storm drain. A section of sewer across Oak St that was constructed of chunks of stone was replaced with a plastic pipe. A new sewer manhole was placed in this area. Work then shifted to Green St. The existing road pavement and sidewalks was milled away. The sewer at the east end of the street was replaced. Ledge removal has been required to install the pipes. A test pit was conducted at the west end near Lincoln St to determine how plumbing connections could be made around other utilities. A previously unknown section of stone channel was discovered along the existing 18-inch sewer crossing Green St. The stone channel was excavated, a manhole placed in the middle of the street and new sewer pipe was connected at both ends to the existing pipes. This was a deep and delicate operation around retaining walls and trees that required a lot of on-the-spot creativity and problem solving.
UPDATE - MARCH 17, 2023 - The contractor performed tree cutting in the work area. Storm drain installation began at the downstream end by making a new connection to an existing catch basin on Bedford Street. Pipe was then installed from Bedford, through two backyards, to Oak Street. The pipe run continued west on Oak St. Several new manholes and catch basins were installed. Current work is to connect two existing catch basins on Oak Street to the new storm drain. Removal of ledge, and a layer of concrete pavement, was required.
UPDATE - FEBRUARY 7, 2023 - Crooker Construction anticipates mobilizing to the site and starting work on or about February 20. Work is expected to begin with site preparation and tree removal. Following will be installation of a new storm drain on Bedford Street near Keel Street. Work will proceed through backyards southward toward Oak Street, a short stretch within Oak Street, then again through backyards from Oak Street to Green Street. The majority of the work will occur on Green Street. That work includes replacement of sewers, storm drains, sidewalks, road pavement and replacement of several utility poles. Work on Green Street itself is not expected to begin until mid-April.
In mid-May, Crooker will temporarily leave the site and the Bath Water District will replace the water main on Green Street. That work will be done by Ray Labbe & Sons and is expected to take approximately three weeks. Crooker will then return to the site.
Work on Green Street is expected to be substantially completed by early August. Schedules are very much subject to change and early season weather is a factor.
A detailed set of project plans can be found here.
The City has engaged Wright-Pierce to provide a resident project representative. This representative is primarily responsible for monitoring the contractor’s activities. But this representative will also act as a liaison between residents and the contractor and the City, providing a reliable source of on-site information and communication. During the project, residents are encouraged to contact this representative with any concerns. Contact information is below:
Resident Project Representative
Please visit this page during construction as the information will be updated as work progresses.
UPDATE - OCTOBER 1, 2022 - The project has been awarded to Crooker Construction of Topsham. Work is anticipated to begin in late February 2023 and to be completed by early June 2023. These dates can change depending on weather conditions.
The City invited feedback to the proposed work from the residents of Green, Oak, and Bedford Streets and from other Bath residents at a public information meeting held on Thursday, January 13, at 6:00 p.m. The meeting was recorded and can be watched online through BCTV On Demand.
If you have any questions about this project please call the Bath Public Works Department at 207-443-8357 or email firstname.lastname@example.org