Sanford St Municipal Parking Garage Repair Project
What repairs are planned for the Municipal Parking Garage?
The City of Attleboro is launching a $475,000 capital repair project to renovate our downtown parking garage (located at the corner of Bank and Sanford Streets) - to enhance the customer experience and extend the lifespan of the facility. Although some will be inconvenienced, the City is taking this action to ensure the safety of all customers. These needed repairs include:
- Concrete repairs
- Drainage repairs
- Joint repairs
To ensure the safety of all customers and their vehicles, as well as to guarantee the most efficient repair schedule, the garage will remain closed during these repairs.
These repairs are a continuation of a multi-year improvement plan for the Parking Garage, which has already included lighting upgrades and the installation of 13 security cameras.
When will the Municipal Parking Garage close, and how long will it remained closed?
The Municipal Parking Garage will be closed effective June 1, 2019, and will remained closed for the duration of the project (estimated sixty (60) days). The Municipal Parking Garage is expected to reopen by August 10, 2019.
If I have a monthly/quarterly Parking Pass, where can I park while the Parking Garage is closed for repairs?
While the Parking Garage is closed for repairs, the following City-owned parking lots may be temporarily used by customers displaying a valid monthly/quarterly parking pass:
- Bank Street Parking Lot
- Sanford Street (YMCA) Parking Lot
- North Main Street (Library) Parking Lot
These temporary parking alternatives are highlighted in yellow on the attached map.
How can I stay informed about the garage repair project?
News and updates about this project will be shared via the City of Attleboro’s website or by contacting:
MAY 15, 2019
We continue to move forward with our plan to have the garage completely shut down and vacant by our target date of June 1. To accomplish this goal, we have begun to block off sections of the garage as they become unoccupied. This process will ensure that by June 1, there are no cars remaining in the garage.
The bids for this project are due on May 23. If the garage is completely empty before June 1, it is quite possible that the contractor could start earlier than anticipated, which means the garage could be opened sooner than the projected August 5 date.
Therefore, we continue to encourage drivers to seek alternative parking areas (see below) during this project sooner rather than later
We thank you for you patience in this project.
Monday, August 12, 2019
As with most renovation and rehabilitation projects, once you start demolition you tend to encounter some additional, unexpected repair work. That has been the case with the City’s Parking Garage Repair Project.
One unforeseen repair involved a beam that was originally scheduled for only minor repairs. But after partial demolition (as originally required), the beam (located at the stairwell nearest to Academy Street) was discovered to be completely deteriorated and needed to be fully demolished and repaired. A second unforeseen repair involved the discovery of broken, metal clips hidden below the concrete that was scheduled to be replaced. Each of these broken clips needed to be re-welded. Because of these unforeseen repairs, it was necessary to extend the original re-opening date by several weeks.
In addition, and because the bids for this project were favorable to the City, we were able to add several other improvements to the scope of the entire project, including crack sealing, sealcoating and new striping for the 185 parking spaces. These improvements also help extend the useful life of the facility.
We continue to do our best to get this repair project completed within a reasonable time, and on budget. But due to these unforeseen repairs, we expect to reopen the garage to the general public sometime before mid-September, about four (4) weeks later than first estimated.
We apologize for any inconvenience, and continue to ask for your patience and understanding.
Friday, September 13, 2019
The last major phase of the City’s Parking Garage Repair Project (crack sealing, seal coating and line striping) has now been scheduled for Tuesday, September 17, 2019, weather permitting. The sealcoating materials must then be allowed to “cure” for about three (3) days.
During that same timeframe, we expect to finalize several “punch list” items remaining from the structural repairs phase, including additional weatherproofing sealant and the installation of new security/safety light poles on the upper deck.
Therefore, and weather permitting, we are hoping to have the Parking Garage re-opened during the week of September 23rd.
But even when the Parking Garage reopens, we will be continuing with several additional improvements, such as enhanced security cameras, better interior lighting and new landscaping features. These additional improvements will not affect the reopening date, but will certainly add to overall appearance and functionality of the Parking Garage.
As always, thank you for your patience and understanding.
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
First Floor of the City’s Parking Garage is Now Open!
We are pleased to announce that the crack sealing, seal coating and line striping have been completed, which now allows us to re-open the first floor of the City’s Parking Garage.
The second floor must, however, remain temporarily closed until the new light poles are installed, which is scheduled to be done on Thursday, September 26 and Friday, September 27.
Please understand that a “final sign off” with the City’s contractor has not yet occurred, and will not occur until our engineers certify that all “punch list” items have been adequately addressed. Therefore, you may continue to see activity at the Parking Garage, and we will make every effort to ensure that any remaining activity will not interfere with the general use of the Parking Garage.
Wednesday, October 2, 2019
The City’s Parking Garage is Now Fully Open!
As always, thank you for your patience and understanding!
Cathy Rego (Parking Clerk) (508)-223-2222 Ex-3160