Public Works & Infrastructure Operations

Roads, water distribution systems, wastewater conveyance and treatment, as well as stormwater management is the backbone of every community. Without the proper operation and maintenance of these systems, communities would fail to thrive. Over the years it has become increasingly complex to manage public infrastructure and having the right people in your corner with the knowledge, understanding and experience will make all the difference in the world.

Our team is experienced in the administration, finance, procurement, planning, organizing, design oversight, maintenance, and repair of these intricate systems; and can work with your team to guide them through multidisciplinary issues. They are skilled at impact mitigation and can assist your team in deciding when and how to address perplexing infrastructure issues from aging water mains, deteriorating sewer mains, capacity issues, equipment failures, etc. CSS provides comprehensive administrative, technical and management support services that can assist your team in developing and executing cost-conscious plans that maximize success and minimize risk to meet your community needs.

Our public works experts provide guidance in the following areas:

  • Interim Staffing and Mentoring
  • Administration and Finance
  • Capital Improvement Planning
  • Procurement
  • Highway Operations
  • Solid Waste
  • Water Distribution Systems
  • Wastewater Conveyance
  • Stormwater Management
  • Transportation
  • Community Information Hotlines
  • Signals and Lighting
  • Conservation and Open Space Management  


Project Example: Shrewsbury Street Doyle Road Transportation Improvement Project, Town of Holden

The proposed project consists of improvements to approximately a 1.15-mile section of the Shrewsbury Street Corridor, including portions of Main Street, Holden Street, Chapel Street and Doyle Road. Proposed improvements include the reconstruction of the existing traffic signals at the intersections of Shrewsbury Street with Main Street, and Chapel and Holden Streets, as well as construction of a roundabout at the intersection of Shrewsbury Street with Mount View Drive and Doyle Road. The project is programmed in the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program for Federal Fiscal Year 2023.

The project includes roadway widening and geometric improvements at the various intersections, along with traffic signal upgrades, safety improvements, and pedestrian and bicycle accommodations. The project also includes an 8-foot separated shared-use path that runs the full length of the project that will be a dedicated walking and bicycling path. Other enhancements include new storm drain improvements, granite curb, concrete sidewalks, and landscaping features. 

We brought Capital Strategic Solutions into the Shrewsbury Street Doyle Road Transportation Improvement Project to develop an outreach campaign with the purpose of educating the citizens about the project and the funding opportunity for the Town. CSS has been working diligently by our side, engaging community members in preparation for our fall town meeting. Their assistance with this endeavor has allowed us to focus on our next steps and our day-to-day operations,

John R. Woodsmall, P.E.
Director of Public Works, Town of Holden

Project Example: Phase II of the Five Corners Sewer Project, Town of Easton

The Five Corners Sewer Project Phase II includes installation of a sanitary sewer collection system with approximately 2,700 linear feet of 6-inch sewer force main; 11,100 linear feet of gravity sewer; 850 linear feet of low-pressure sewer, Foundry Street Pump Station, 6,000 linear feet of water main replacement for the Mulberry Brook and Beaver Brook Stream Crossings. The neighborhood’s reliance on individual wastewater septic systems has hindered growth within the area. The newly installed wastewater system will allow for the stimulation of economic growth and development, breathing new opportunities for undeveloped properties and making the overall environment more welcoming. An additional benefit of the project is that it will address failing or compromised septic systems reducing the risk of contaminating local groundwater supplies.

Capital Strategic Solutions (CSS) used a cost-effective mix of new technologies, social media, graphic design, and traditional communication tools, to ensure that project details and potential impacts were clearly disseminated for the Phase II of the Five Corner’s Sewer Improvement Project. The outreach services that CSS provided to the Town of Easton during the challenges of the construction, was invaluable to our community members.

David J. Field, P.E.
Director of Public Works, Town of Easton