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Whittenton Block Party

O'Connell Invites Community to Attend Whittenton Block Party »

For Immediate Release: 08/07/2022Contact Person: Ligia Madeira, 508-821-1000  O’CONNELL INVITES COMMUNITY TO...

Heat Advisory

Heat Advisory Alert Issued by T.E.M.A.: August 7, 2022 »

Alert Issued by Taunton Emergency Management Agency (T.E.M.A.) on August 7, 2022 at 12:33pm:HEAT...

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EPA Launches Community Engagement Efforts on New Ethylene Oxide Risk Information »

EPA Launches Community Engagement Efforts on New Ethylene Oxide Risk InformationAugust 3, 2022Contact...

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Upcoming Events

August 9, 2022 - 12:00pm
August 9, 2022 - 7:00pm
August 10, 2022 - 8:30pm to 9:30pm
August 11, 2022 - 2:00pm to 8:00pm
August 15, 2022 - 6:00pm
The following construction work will be occurring in Taunton the week of Jan 3rd, 2022.

There are a number of ongoing projects happening throughout the City. Many of the current improvements are critical to Taunton's aging infrastructure and are a sign of progression. The information on this page is meant to help residents and visitors carry out daily activities and avoid traffic during times of high construction and road work.  If you have any questions pertaining to the projects taking place, please call the Department of Public Works (DPW) at (508) 821-1431.  To report a public works issue, check out the City's See Click Fix Application. 

The following construction work will be happening in Taunton the week of August 8, 2022.

Please use caution as the Department of Public Works will be patching potholes when weather allows.

Paving/Sidewalks:


Paving:
Clifton St. - paving;
Crapo St. - paving;
East Britannia St. - paving
John Hancock Rd. - tentatively scheduled for milling and installation of speed bumps;
Norton Ave - paving;
Rockland St. - paving;
West Britannia St. - paving;
Winter St. - paving

Sidewalks:
Prospect St. - sidewalk reconstruction;
Summer St. (Spring St. - Ingell St.) - sidewalk reconstruction;

Sewer/Drain:
No work scheduled;

Water:

First St. - water trench restoration;

TMLP:
No work reported;

Eversource:
Presbrey Court - gas main;

Comcast:
No work reported;

Verizon:
No work reported;

MA DOT/ State Jurisdiction:
Rt. 138 (Broadway from Leonard St. - Purchase St.) - MA DOT Contractors will continue Phase 1 of the SMMPO TIP Project with sidewalk reconstruction scheduled from the intersection of Washington to Purchase.  The project consists of full depth reconstruction; traffic signal upgrades at the intersections of Washington Street and Purchase Street; 11-foot travel lane and minimum 5-foot bicycle lane in both directions; new cement concrete sidewalk along the corridor; new wheelchair ramps with detectable warning panels; crosswalks across all intersecting side streets; improvements to the existing drainage system; and new pavement markings and signs. Bicycle accommodations consisting of bicycle lanes and buffered bicycle lanes are provided in accordance with applicable design guides.


Rt. 138 (Raynham) - Starting Monday, March 7, 2022 MA DOT Contractors will be saw cutting the roadway for test pits and drainage work along Rt. 138 in Raynham Monday through Friday 7A - 3:30P.  Tree removal will begin starting Monday, March 28, 2022 from King Philip St. heading northbound.  Beginning April 11, 2022, MA DOT will be continuing drainage work between King Philip St and Britton St. and test pits north of I-495. Drivers who are traveling through the affected areas should expect delays, reduce speed, and use caution. All scheduled work is weather dependent and/or may be impacted due to an emergency situation.

Rt. 140/ Rt. 24 (bridge replacement) - MA DOT Contractors will have on-going bridge replacement, signal and wall structure work at Rt. 24 exit 12 Rt. 140 intersection.  There will be signage and police details on site to aid traffic flow.  For further information about this project, please visit https://hwy.massdot.state.ma.us/projectinfo/projectinfo.asp?num=605888.

 

To view the ARPA update, presented to the City Council on Tuesday, May 31, 2022, by the Chief Financial Officer Click here

American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021

The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021 is a $1.9 trillion economic stimulus bill. ARPA was created to help states, municipalities, counties, tribes and territories help mitigate the negative impact of COVID-19.

The U.S. Treasury Department announced that Taunton will receive $20,952,932 in federal funding as part of the American Rescue Plan Act. Taunton Public Schools (TPS) will receive $26,602,613.00 exclusively for TPS expenses.

The U.S. Treasury also released rules and guidelines for the program that sets forth eligible uses for funding, which includes responding to acute pandemic-response needs, filling revenue shortfalls, and supporting the communities and populations hardest-hit by COVID-19.

There are five core areas for disbursement of funds:

Support Public Health Response:

Respond to the public health emergency with respect to COVID-19 or its negative economic impacts.

Address Negative Economic Impacts:

Respond to economic harm to workers, families, small businesses, impacted industries, and the public sector.

Replace Lost Revenue:

Provide government services to the extent of the reduction in revenue due to COVID-19.

Water, Sewer, and Broadband Infrastructure:

Make necessary investments to improve access to clean drinking water, invest in wastewater and stormwater infrastructure, and expand broadband access.

Premium Pay:

Funds may be used for additional support for those who have faced the greatest health risks because of their service in critical infrastructure sectors.


Your opinion is needed. What do you think is highest priority for the City of Taunton?

Take a brief online survey on how you think the City should prioritize ARPA funding: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Z8M5GGQ


In addition, the City intends to provide opportunities for community engagement. The first Community Engagement meeting for Taunton organizations, businesses, and residents will be Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at 6:00pm at City Hall, 15 Summer Street, in the Council Chambers.


Public feedback may be submitted at any time by emailing COVID19INFO@taunton-ma.gov.


For additional information about ARPA and its requirements, please click here: ARPA City of Taunton Future Fund Presentation 

Currently:

Mayor O'Connell and her administration are utilizing the City of Taunton's ARPA funds to mitigate the negative impact of COVID-19 by addressing the needs of the most vulnerable members of the community, building a strong, equitable economy for City residents, maintaining vital public services and making investments that support long-term growth.

The City of Taunton has appropriated 1.9 million, of the 10 million received to date, to the following areas: 53% to non-profits, mental health and youth services; 33% to Public Safety; 13% to preventing cuts to government services; and 1% to miscellaneous eligible projects/programs. 

ARPA April 2022

Please check back regularly for updates!

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