Framingham, Mass., Dept. of Public Works

Open Issues: 2 Closed Issues: 1,064 Acknowledged Issues: 70
Watching issues created after: 2009-10-05

Watch area for Framingham, Mass., Department of Public Works

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  • Corner Of Belknap And Pleasant Framingham, Massachusetts - Framingham
  • 1-57 Nicholas Road Framingham, Massachusetts - Framingham
    It is absolutely absurd that Framingham is allowing a traveling zoo to be set up in a PARKING LOT of a somewhat bust plaza. My concern is for the welfare of these poor animals. The conditions are deplorable and I am incredibly upset that a town that prides itself on being green and animal friendly would allow this "zoo" to be set up in a parking lot or even at all. The people running it clearly have no compassion for these animals as they were left out ALL NIGHT on concrete in a THUNDERSTORM. It truly is enough to make me move away of Framingham. It horrible and disgusting ... CAMELS should not be sitting on the side of the road in some crappy tent on concrete. Absolutely terrible, I expect more and better from Framingham and I sincerely hope that those poor animals make there way to a sanctuary and no longer part of a horrible roadside "zoo." I never want to see anything like that again. EVER.
  • Other Archived
    115 Grant Street Framingham, Massachusetts - Framingham
    People are parking illegally on the wrong side of the street daily. On an already busy street it is making it more dangerous for residents and for people driving down the street as it decreases the road size.
  • Rt 30 W @ Jct Rt 126 Framingham, Massachusetts - Framingham
    with new lane markings need merge sign on 30 W just after 126 junction
  • Concord Street At School Street As Well As A Street Framingham, Massachusetts - Framingham
    What idiot came up with the idea of installing traffic signals at Concord Street and School Street as well as Concord/A Street? This causes a major traffic havoc. That was STUPID!! Take them down.
  • 14 Bryant Rd Framingham, Massachusetts - Framingham
    The LED Streetlights in Framingham are way too bright. The glare from the exposed bulbs is brighter than many headlights, and the bright ring of light they project on the ground creates patterns of intense light and dark that make it hard to see anything outside the ring of light. If you’ve ever stepped from bright sunshine into a room that seemed completely black, only to find that once inside there is plenty of light, that is what these lights do. For those who walk at night, it is impossible to watch for wildlife (skunks, coyotes, raccoons) in yards adjacent to the sidewalk, and the overhead glare makes it uncomfortable to look straight ahead, much less upward.
    The light is not only uneven, but way too bright for adjacent property. My back yard is now lit up like an industrial park, and the light coming in my windows feels like a cheap hotel. Juniper Hill school has a ridiculous amount of light, looking like a scene from a Close Encounters movie. I wonder how this would work for police officers responding to any disturbance there. It seems like police use bright headlights and flashlights to secure an advantage over the bad guys; now when they respond, they will have bright lights shining in their eyes, while being brightly illuminated to anyone wanting to cause trouble.
    I have read on the Ameresco site that LED lights are easily dimmable, and on the Framingham site that the project is only partially complete, and that adjustments will be made. If the lights could be adjusted to put out one half to one quarter of the light they are currently putting out, they would be safer, better looking and use much less energy. It is my hope that this is the plan, and that someone in charge already knows the problems and this post is premature. However, if the lights can not be dimmed, or dimmed only a little, I would urge the town to put a brief hold on the deployment of these lights and find a light that will provide more even, less obtrusive light and save even more energy, perhaps even at a lower cost per fixture.
  • 18 Purchase St Framingham, Massachusetts - Framingham

    A very large dump truck with a trailer that has heavy equipment on it regularly parks over night until around 7 am on the river side of Purchase Street by the curve in the road, taking up more than half the road. I'm concerned that a fire truck would not be able to pass and it makes it dangerous for the students walking to the high school negotiating the small road with passing cars. The driver must live nearby as he walks to and from the truck.

    I have photos of the license plates and there is a sign on the side of the truck:
    Driveway Specialists
    844-244-4249

  • 73 Flanagan Drive Framingham, Massachusetts - Framingham
    This cable has been strung across the road, wrapped around the light pole and strung across the sidewalk for many months. It's a tripping hazard for neighborhood walkers.
  • Nothing Done About 64 Simpson Framingham, MA - Framingham
    Content blocked by rejections
  • Other Archived
    Haynes Road Framingham, Massachusetts - Framingham
    Despite numerous calls to DPW, Parks & Rec and Town Offices - the sidewalk at top of Haynes Road (as you walk along the sidewalk onto the paved base of the Juniper Hill Rd School/Blocks) remains littered with concrete and asphalt chunks, a huge rusted iron pole and mounds of dirt growing grass/weeds - please clean this up before a child falls and cuts them self - not too mention it is not passable by a child on a bike, a stroller or our elder neighbors - shame on Framingham for passing this 10 minute clean up issue between departments for over a month!
  • 45 Briarwood Framingham, MA - Framingham

    The new streetlight is aimed right at my house. It shines right in the windows all night long. It illuminates my whole yard, even trees that are hundreds of feet away.

    This is a nuisance. As in, it meets the legal definition of a nuisance.

    I've notified the town three times about this over the last two weeks and nothing has been done.

  • Snow Plowing Archived
    33 Audrea Rd Framingham, Massachusetts - Framingham
    Due to all of the snow plowing this season, a fence was damaged fairly severely on my property that is located about 4-5 feet back from the street. I am concerned that my dog can now escape my yard. Thanks for your consideration.