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Engineering

The Engineering Division provides civil engineering services, advice and technical reviews to Town Departments, Planning Board, Conservation Commission, Board of Appeals, other boards.

Services Available

  • Record research of utilities and layout of street right of way. Copies of records can be made for fees listed below.
  • Construction Details:  Please contact the Agawam Engineering Division to have a copy of the latest Engineering Standard Details sent to you.
  • Copies of Assessor’s Maps and topography derived from 1983 flyover data.  More up to date data is available in Assessor’s Office and using the Agawam's online GIS website.
  • Construction Standards are available to contractors and developers for any work which will be done in the street right of way.  
  • Property Pins – Front property pin locations can be found, if present. 
  • Reviews of subdivisions, site plans, and Conservation Commission filings for consideration by the Planning Board, Conservation Commission, and the Board of Appeals.

Current Projects

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AGAWAM COMPLETE STREETS PRIORITIZATION PLAN

PUBLIC MEETING - Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at 6:00pm at the Agawam Public Library - Community Room - 750 Cooper Street, Agawam, MA 

 Informal open public discussion to start at 5:30pm.   Do you have any ideas or suggestions for bicycle, pedestrian, road or transit related projects in town? This meeting is your chance to learn more about the complete streets program and provide input on how to make Agawam safer for different modes of transportation for all users and all abilities. If you cannot attend the meeting, suggestions for improvements can be made on Agawam's Complete Streets wiki map (see below for details).

 

AGAWAM COMPLETE STREETS WIKI MAP 

Make suggestions for improvements for bicycle, pedestrian and transit related accomadations throughout town online!  Click here for the AGAWAM COMPLETE STREETS WIKI MAP.

 

Agawam Complete Streets Program

 The Town of Agawam is working with MassDOT to implement a Complete Streets program.  In February 2016, the Agawam City Council adopted a Complete Streets Administrative Policy which was cosponsored by Mayor Richard A. Cohen and Council President James P. Cichetti.  Complete Streets are designed and operated to provide safety and accessibility for all users including pedestrians, bicyclists, transit riders and motorists.  The Town's policy was approved my MassDOT which qualifies the Town for up to $50,000 to create a Prioritization Plan.  The Town has recently received approval to create this Prioritization Plan with the help of the consulting firm of Howard Stein Hudson. 

A Complete Streets Committee will be working with a Howard Stein Hudson to create this plan.  Once approved by MassDOT, this plan will be used in conjunction with up to $400,000 of state funds for construction.  Types of projects include but are not limited to:  bicycle lanes, sidewalks, signalized pedestrian crossings, rapid flash beacons, traffic calming measures, signage, etc. Stay tuned for more information as this program develops.

In the meantime, the Agawam DPW and Engineering Department is finishing up the installation of several more miles of bike lanes on Suffield Street and Shoemaker Lane. Also, a shared use path was recently constructed along the frontage of the High School and will connect to the front of the building to provide a safe access route for students who walk and bike to school. 

If you would like additional information or would like to provide input on possible projects, please do not hesitate to contact Michelle C. Chase, P.E., the Town Engineer using the contact form to the right on this page.

Agawam's Complete Street Policy

Support Letter from Agawam DPW/Engineering

MassDOT Complete Streets Program

Smart Growth America

National Association of City Transportation Officials

League of American Bicyclists - The 5 E's

MassBIKE

ADA Curb Ramps

 

MassDOT Project No. 605384 - Morgan Sullivan Bridge and Intersection

A public hearing for the Morgan Sullivan bridge project will took place on August 31st, 2016 at 6:00pm at the Agawam Senior Center located at 954 Main Street.  This project will reconstruct the bridge and the 3 adjacent traffic signals (Springfield/Walnut, Suffield/Main and River/Memorial) and their approaches.  Significant improvements for bicyclists and pedestrians are also being proposed including a separated bicycle lane.  .

A digital copy of the plans can be viewed here.

Additional information including instructions on how to submit comments via email can be found on MassDOT's Notice which can be downloaded here.

                                  

Walnut Street Extension Project

The Agawam DPW is working with the Planning Department, Tighe & Bond and A.T. Leonard & Associates to redevelop Walnut Street Extension.  The most recent preliminary plan can be found here. Sample street cross sections are here and here.       

 

2016 Street Paving and Maintenance Schedule 

The Agawam DPW will be performing pavement preservation work on the following streets throughout the month of August:

  • Crack Sealing  - Starting August 8
    • Adams Street
    • Almgren Drive
    • Bowles Road
    • Clover Hill Drive
    • Edgewater Road (From House #147 to cul-de-sac)
    • Edgewood Lane
    • General Abrams Drive
    • Maple Street
    • Shoemaker Lane
    • South West Street (From Southwick St. to Barry St.)
    • Southwick Street
  • Microsurface - August 25-30
    • Shoemaker Lane (Entire Length)
    • General Abrams Drive (From Shoemaker Ln. to Almgren Dr.)
    • Almgren Drive
    • Silver Street (From Shoemaker Ln. to Almgren Dr.)

Residents are asked not to park their cars on the street during these times and avoid the area if possible.  The construction may cause traffic delays or detours so residents are encouraged to plan accordingly.  

Please be aware that the construction schedule dates are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances such as inclement weather or necessary emergency work.  The order of construction work, as well as the addition or removal of streets from the above list, is at the discretion of the Agawam DPW.

Additional information will be posted on this website as it becomes available. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate  to contact Michael F. Albro, P.E., the Assistant Town Engineer or Michelle C. Chase, P.E., the Town Engineer using the contact form to the right on this page.

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Contact Information

Address:
Public Works Municipal Annex
1000 Suffield Street 
Agawam, MA 01001
Attn: Engineering Dept.

Phone: (413) 821-0600
Fax: (413) 821-0631

Hours:
Monday-Friday 8:30 A.M. - 4:30 P.M. 
Except municipal holidays

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