News Brief: Sheffield’s Depot Square closure for sidewalk repairs

This work is part of a Shared Streets and Spaces Grant award made by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation to the town of Sheffield.

Sheffield to close Depot Square for sidewalk repair work

Sheffield — The town of Sheffield has announced that Depot Square will be closed Monday, Dec. 7, and Tuesday, Dec. 8, for repair work on two sections of village center sidewalks:

  • The sidewalk crossing at Depot Square, where it exits onto the village green between Silk’s Variety Store and Robbie’s future pizza restaurant; and
  • The sidewalk crossing where it exits onto the village green on the south side of the Berkshire Bank/post office building and the north side of Dewey Hall.

On Monday, Dec. 7, beginning around 7:30 a.m., both sidewalk areas will be jackhammered to remove the concrete to be replaced and the concrete forms will be set. After this work is done, road plates will be installed to allow normal traffic. Work is anticipated to finish by 3:30 p.m.

On Tuesday, Dec. 8, beginning around 7:30 a.m., the road plates will be removed and new concrete will be poured, and ADA-compliant pads will also be installed. Road plates will again be installed to allow normal traffic. Work is expected to finish by 3:30 p.m. Road plates will remain in place for a few days to allow the concrete to properly cure and then removed.

Police details and signage will be in place both days while work is being done. The police and fire departments and their chiefs have been informed of this work and have planned accordingly. This work is part of a Shared Streets and Spaces Grant award made by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation to the town of Sheffield.

Questions should be directed to town administrator Rhonda LaBombard at (413) 229-7000 x152 or rlabombard@sheffieldma.gov.