Town Manager Norman Khumalo announced Wednesday that the Main Street Corridor Improvement Project is in the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) bid process, with proposals tentatively expected to be reviewed on Aug. 11.
“We are proud of the efforts by the town’s project team that have brought the project to its next phase where it will be managed by MassDOT from bidding through construction,” Khumalo said in a statement. “On the town side, we will continue to advocate for the will of the Town Meeting that approved the project.”
The bid process began with the advertisement of the project by MassDOT on June 27. From there, VHB, the town’s design consultant, will be working closely over the next month or so with the town and MassDOT to coordinate all of the next steps in the bid process. A tentative date for the bid opening, where proposals submitted to MassDOT by contractors will be reviewed, is scheduled for Aug. 11.
Once the bid process is complete, MassDOT will award the project so construction can be scheduled and a construction start date will be announced.
Construction is anticipated to begin in the spring of 2021.