Route 9 road reconstruction in Goshen planned for 2017

For the Gazette
Published: 9/20/2016 1:30:10 PM

GOSHEN – A major road reconstruction project on Route 9 in Goshen is one of five projects the Massachusetts Department of Transportation is funding as part its 2016 state transportation improvement plan.

The project involves resurfacing a 2.5-mile section of Route 9, from the Cummington line to Ball Road in Goshen. The project is expected to begin next year.

The stretch of road was last resurfaced by the state in the mid 1990s and has reached the point in its service life where resurfacing is required, according to Judith Riley, a spokeswoman for MassDOT.

The approximately $4 million job will be paid for with $3,246,510 in federal and $811,628 in state funds, according to MassDOT. 

Repairs include milling and overlaying the pavement with hot-mix asphalt; resurfacing side road approaches to meet the new roadway surface; resurfacing and repairing paved waterways to facilitate surface drainage; installing new reflectorized slotted pavement markers; replacing damaged guardrail; and repairing a slope failure to stabilize the roadway embankment.

MassDOT received the $65.1 million in federal funding to invest in various transportation projects statewide. The planned road project in Goshen is one of five the state agency is advertising soon. 



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