DPW ADMINISTRATIVE HOURS
Monday through Friday
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
ROAD CONSTRUCTION ADVISORY
Scheduled road construction will begin on Newman Avenue (Route 152) beginning Wednesday, August 16th. The span of the project will be on Newman Avenue from Jacoby Way to Lowell Street.
SCHEDULE (WEATHER DEPENDENT): Milling of the road will begin on Wednesday, August 16th and end on or about Friday, August 18th. The entire roadway will be milled in sections.
Areas around street fixtures and at the end of driveways will also occur during the week. Paving is scheduled to start on Monday, August 21st and may take several days to complete.
DETOURS: Police officers will be regulating traffic through this area. At this time, southbound traffic on Newman Avenue will be directed to travel through the construction area.Northbound traffic will be detoured as follows:
Newman Avenue to Walker Street, to Prospect Street, to Read Street, to Pine Street, to Brown Avenue, top Newman Avenue. Motorists may opt to stay on Pine Street and connect to the intersection of
Newman Avenue and Central Avenue (known locally as Bakers Corners). Signs will be posted on the detour route. Motorists accustomed to traveling through the area are encouraged to seek alternate routes or expect delays.
Questions regarding the project should be directed to the Seekonk Department of Public Works at 508-336-7407.
Roadway Projects Under Construction
1. Fall River Ave (Route 114A) at Arcade Ave Intersection Improvement Project
Work on this project includes geometric improvements, the installation of the traffic signals, sidewalks, and drainage improvements. In addition, it includes Bridge Rehabilitation of Fall River Avenue over the Runnins River. Schedule: Work began July 6th, 2015 and is anticipated to be complete by May 2nd, 2017. The final Signal Plan can be viewed by clicking the link below.
Phase 1 Construction
The link below shows the proposed modifications associated with Phase 1 currently under construction.
This includes modifications to the median island. The nose of the island is being removed to realign Arcade Avenue at Fall River Avenue, reducing the skewed alignment that currently exists. This will allow for the right-turn movement from Arcade Avenue to Fall River Avenue as well as left-turn movement from Fall River Avenue to Arcade to occur at a single point - a more traditional 'T-intersection'. The modifications include the elimination of the Mill Road extension along the Grist Mill frontage - note the barricades depicted. In addition, Mill Road will continue to be a two-way road with only a right-turn movement allowed at Arcade Avenue. Finally, a bump-out will be created with barrier along Fall River Avenue just south of Mill Road to slow traffic and reduce the skewed alignment. Vehicles will
need to make a right-turn movement to continue on Arcade Avenue rather than the straight through movement that currently exists.
The Transfer Station is open for dropping off yard waste and recyclables; the hours are noted below.
There is no fee or permit required to drop off yard waste at the Transfer Station, however, a valid photo ID with a Seekonk address must be presented, no exceptions will be made
The Transfer Station is located at 351 Fall River Avenue behind the American Legion Hall. Regular operating hours are as follows:
Hours of operation
8:00 AM to 3:00 PM Monday through Friday (closed from noon-12:30 for lunch)
Transfer Station - Saturday Hours (Yard Waste and Recycling)
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM (beginning April through mid-November)
8:00 AM to Noon - second and fourth Saturday, monthly
(December through March weather dependent).
Transfer Station - Bulky Waste Pass Program
The TARF will be open from 8:00 AM to Noon
once a month, the second Saturday of the month
for the 8 months listed below;
July 8, 2017 Aug. 12, 2017 Sept. 9, 2017 Oct. 14, 2017
Nov. 11, 2017 Mar. 10, 2018 April 14, 2018 May 12, 2018
Passes may be purchased at the DPW office
ABSOLUTELY NO COMMERCIAL VEHICLES WILL BE ALLOWED IN THE TRANSFER STATION!
If you have any questions, please contact the Public Works Department at 508-336-7407.
BULKY ITEM STICKER PROGRAM (CURB-SIDE COLLECTION)
Bulky Items (furniture, non-metal household items)
Collected on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month. Stickers must be purchased by noon on the Tuesday prior to the collection date.
Bulky Metal Items
Appliances, electronics, metal goods, tires and special items.
Collected on the third Tuesday of each month. Stickers must be purchased by noon on the Friday prior to the collection date.
Stickers may be purchashed at the DPW Office
Please contact the Department of Public Works at 508-336-7407 if you have any questions or would like to schedule a pick-up.
ANNOUNCING THE NEW AUTOMATED TRASH COLLECTION PROGRAM
The Town of Seekonk is proud to announce the new Automated Trash Collection System. Each residence participating in the Towns' trash program received two carts, one for Single Stream Recycling and the other for BLUE BAGS which residents MUST CONTINUE TO USE. It is IMPORTANT to note that all blue bags MUST BE TIED before placing them in the cart.
Any questions, please contact the Seekonk Department of Public Works at 508-336-7407.