The last thing anyone wants to do is to wait in a line of slow-moving traffic after a long day at work. However, it is indeed that time of year. We're pretty much used to it though, aren't we?

The reason for the delays is no surprise... it's roadwork. It's the necessary evil that the summer hands us every year. We all know it has to get done now, or we will complain about it later. It's really not all that bad when you think about it.

With that in mind, here is what we have happening this week as the City of Pittsfield continues its ongoing 2021 Street Improvement Project:

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City of Pittsfield Street Improvement Project Schedule – Aug. 30 – Sept. 3:
According to the Office of Pittsfield Mayor Linda Tyer, the following work is scheduled for Aug. 30th through Sept. 3rd, as part of the City of Pittsfield’s 2021 Street Improvement Project.

The schedule is as follows:
  • Monday, Aug. 30 – Tuesday, Aug. 31: raising structures on Buel, Dillon, and Dexter streets and Malcolm Avenue.
  • Monday, Aug. 30 – Wednesday, Sept. 1: berm installation on Clarkson Avenue, Cadwell Road, Hawthorne Avenue, and Oxford Street.
  • Thursday, Sept. 2 - Paving on Valentine Road and Cadwell Road.
  • Friday, Sept. 3 - Paving on Brenton Terrace, Hawthorne Avenue, Buel, and Oxford streets.
On-street parking is prohibited during this work between the hours of 6 a.m.-6 p.m. each day. Also, know that the schedule is subject to change based on weather conditions.
Furthermore, regarding the work on Valentine Road, the city says that accommodations are in place to minimize the impact on school traffic.

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