Pavement Management Report

The Town of Blandford is pleased to present a recently completed Pavement Management Report done by the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission in conjunction with our Highway Department. This report includes an evaluation and forecast of pavement conditions and maintenance requirements of all paved roads within the town using PAVEMENTView which assessed the present pavement conditions and forecasted them annually based on a family of historically derived roadway deterioration curves. Through the application, this report summarized the findings of Blandford’s present roadway condition survey and examines the implications of two investment scenarios. In all, this report will aid the town in the effective allocation of tax dollars to road maintenance needs so the town can make informed decisions to effectively administer the limited amount of available roadway improvement funds in our effort to preserve the integrity of the towns roadway system while conserving fiscal resources to the maximum possible.

Download the report here.

Highway Laborer/Operator/Truck Driver Job Opening

The Town of Blandford seeks qualified candidates to drive a highway truck, operate heavy motor equipment, and perform heavy manual work for all road construction, maintenance and repair projects for the Highway Department. This is a full-time and benefited Union Shop position with salary range for of up-to $47,840.00, depending on experience and qualifications in accordance to union contract. Closing date for all applications is Friday, July 31, 2020. Click to download full job description with application guidelines.

Small Bridge Replacement Schedule on Gore Road and North Blandford Road – EXPECT CLOSURE AND DELAYS

Construction for the super structure replacement of two small bridges (Gore Rd. Bridge and North Blandford Rd. Bridge – both over the Tiffany Brook) in town is scheduled to begin in April 2020. We ask residents and other commuters that often travel these roads to expect closure and delays, therefore we urge the public to plan your commute ahead.

This project is made possible through the Commonwealth’s Municipal Small Bridge grant program that provides aid to municipalities for the replacement and preservation of municipally-owned small bridges.

The following is an approximate timeline of tasks we can expect in the coming months:
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Summer Help – Highway Department (Seasonal) Openings

The Town of Blandford is searching for candidates to fill two (2) open seasonal/summer help positions at the Highway Department for basic road side hand work such as weed whacking, grass cutting, and debris cleanup as needed. The compensation for this 15 to 40 hours a week position is $12.00 an hour. A full job description can be found here. Closing date for all applications is Wednesday, August 7, 2019.

Applications may be submitted electronically or mailed/dropped off at the Blandford Town Hall. Please send a cover letter, resume, 3 references – addressing the job requirements to the Town Administrator, Joshua A. Garcia, at Or send to this mailing address: Town Hall, 1 Russell Stage Road, Blandford, MA 01008 – attention Town Administrator.

Highway Superintendent Job Opening

This full-time and benefited Department Head position is responsible for planning, directing and supervising the activities and operation of the Town of Blandford’s Highway Department, which includes the construction, improvement, repair, care and maintenance of designated highways, bridges, and culverts within the town – (82 miles of road). The Highway Superintendent is also responsible for supervising the work of highway crew(s) composed of Heavy Equipment Operators, Motor Equipment Operators, Mechanics, and Laborers engaged in the maintenance of highways, bridges and adjacent areas and participating in highway maintenance activities of a physical nature including the operation of highway construction and motorized equipment. Hourly range for this position is $21 to $25 an hour with Overtime. View the full Highway Superintendent job description here.

Please send resume with a cover letter and 3 professional references – addressing the job requirements to the Town Administrator, Joshua A. Garcia, at Or send to this mailing address: Town Hall, 1 Russell Stage Road, Blandford, MA 01008 – attention Town Administrator. Closing date for all applications is Thursday, December 27, 2018 – position will remain open until filled.