Tyler Street Streetscape And Roundabout Project Public Meeting

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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Department of Community Development will host a virtual public meeting for the Tyler Street Streetscape and Roundabout Project at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 24.
 
The streetscape project will redesign Tyler Street to increase safety for all modes of transportation, whether it be by automobile, bus, bicycle, or on foot, while improving the safety and traffic flow at the intersection of Tyler Street, Woodlawn and Dalton avenues with the construction of a roundabout. Additionally, the project will improve pedestrian safety through the installation of visible crossings and curb extensions; create dedicated bicycle lanes; provide dedicated bus stops; and preserve on-street parking.
 
The meeting will include a presentation of the project as well as the opportunity to ask questions or provide feedback. For those who wish to participate live, go to zoom.us/join and enter meeting ID 955 7952 4127. This meeting will also be broadcast live on PCTV channel 1303.
 
Project materials are available here:
 
For more information or to submit questions and comments, please contact City Planner CJ Hoss
at 413-499-9366 or by email choss@cityofpittsfield.org.

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Pittsfield Hydrant Flushing To Begin

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The City of Pittsfield's Department of Public Utilities announced that the annual flushing of the city water system will begin Monday, April 26. 
 
Water mains throughout the city will be flushed through hydrants over the course of four weeks to remove accumulations of pipeline corrosion products. Mains will be flushed Monday through Friday each week, except holidays, between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.
 
The upcoming flushing for the week of April 26 may be expected to affect the following areas:
  • Starting at the town line on Dalton Avenue working west through Coltsville including lower Crane Avenue, Meadowview neighborhood, following Cheshire Road north.
  • Hubbard Avenue and Downing Parkway.
  • Starting at the town line on East Street working west through the McIntosh and Parkside neighborhoods.
  • Elm Street neighborhoods west to the intersection of East Street.
  • Starting at the town line on Williams Street working west including Mountain Drive, Ann Drive, East New Lenox Road and Holmes Road neighborhoods.
Although flushing may cause localized discolored water and reduced service pressure conditions in and around the immediate area of flushing, appropriate measures will be taken to ensure that proper levels of treatment and disinfections are maintained in the system at all times. If customers experience discolored water, they should let the water run for a short period to clear it prior to use.
 
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