Canvassers from Salem Cable Project will be in the following areas this week. They are going door to door to provide project information to residents and businesses and answer any questions:
Union Street, Herbert Street, Pickering Wharf condominiums, Hodges Court, Salem Housing Authority facility on Charter Street, Liberty Street, Shetland Park, and the Derby Street/Congress Street intersection. ...
Off-Hour Work On Saturday, February 28 starting at 8 a.m., weather permitting, Turner Construction will continue work on glass installation and interior framing and finishes.
Viking Hall The building is enclosed with the exception of the glass installation which is ongoing. Interior framing, build out and finishes has begun and will be completed from the top floor down. This work is expected to continue through the winter months.
Peabody Hall Lot Parking Garage The March 2 start date for the construction has been delayed due to snow and frost. The university will send an update to this email list when the foundation work will begin.
Sophia Gordon Center for the Creative and Performing Arts Mobilization of the site is complete. Contractor trailers have been installed in the laydown area on the former library lot. Removal of the front and side stairs has been delayed due to snow. Interior abatement and demolition is ongoing.
Science Building Study Payette, a leading architectural firm, presented initial concepts on siting and massing of the proposed building at the SSUNAC meeting on January 21. The link to this presentation can be viewed on the construction blog (campusconstruction.salemstate.edu/).
Salem State Construction Blog Visit Salem State’s construction blog for more information or to comment on active and planned university construction projects. Click the following link to view the blog campusconstruction.salemstate.edu/.
As always, contact the emergency hotline 24 hours a day/7 days a week at 978.542.6111 to report urgent issues regarding construction. ...
Sophia Gordon Center for Creative and Performing Arts Signage Presentation Posted on February 26, 2015 by Tom Torello Reply The following presentation about exterior signage for the new Sophia Gordon Center for Creative and Performing Arts was given by Payette at the Salem State University Neighborh…
Initially, you will notice crews throughout the project route digging test pits at all proposed vault locations. The digging of the test pits will take approximately two days at each location. Next, you will see construction beginning at two locations: at Hawthorne Boulevard and Washington Square South and along Congress Street, on the north side of the Congress Street Bridge. In order to shorten the construction process, manhole installations and duct-bank installations have been sequenced so that the work will be done on parallel tracks, compressing the time spent in these areas. Our priority is to keep things moving with as little inconvenience to you as feasible.
At Hawthorne Boulevard and Washington Square South, contractors will be installing a large manhole. The work on Hawthorne Boulevard is projected to last—weather permitting—for approximately two weeks, starting the week of March 9. Similarly, the work on Washington Square South, starting on March 23, is estimated to last for approximately two weeks.
At the Congress Street work site, contractors will begin installing the ductbank that will house the new underground electrical transmission cable. Work in this area will also begin on March 9. Due to the nature of this type of work, it is estimated to be completed in five to six weeks. A project map including the approximate location of these work sites is available below, and on our website’s blog:www.salemcableproject.com/blog.
The work hours for the Salem Cable Project are 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (which includes one hour from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm for worksite clean-up), Monday through Friday. A small number of “no parking” signs will be posted in advance of construction, and those restrictions will remain in effect until construction is complete for that day. Police details will always be present to assist everyone through the work zone and to facilitate traffic management.
We publish a weekly e-newsletter, which comes out on Mondays and forecasts what to expect from the Salem Cable Project for the week. We will also be posting Project information on our social media accounts.
To bring our outreach efforts to neighbors and residents, we will have outreach team members going door to door beginning the week of March 2nd to ensure that all residents are aware of upcoming work.
We’re also available to answer calls from the community through our toll free hotline at 844-SALEM-CABLE and our website to ask questions, voice concerns, or offer suggestions. ...
The Footprint Power LLC "Visual Mitigation Program" (VMP) associated with the construction of the new natural gas generating facility is getting underway. The VMP is a mechanism by which Footprint will provide certain impacted residential property owners with improvements on their property that will help reduce the visual impacts from the new plant. These improvements could include shrubs, trees, window awnings, or other measures.
In order to qualify for the VMP you must meet all three of these conditions:
1. Be a residential property owner within a 1/2 mile of the 20 acre site boundary; 2. Be visually impacted by the new facility, upon completion of construction (note that the new facility will be smaller and located on a different part of the site than the existing plant); and 3. Be willing to provide permission for Footprint and their contractor to enter onto your property.
If you believe you may qualify based on these criteria, please do the following:
1. Contact Footprint (978-740-8411 or email@example.com). Mention the VMP and request that an application be sent to you. You should provide your name, phone number, and email address.
2. Once you receive the application, fill it out with your name, street address of the property in question, your phone number and email address, and the anticipated visual impact.
3. After you've sent the application back to Footprint, a representative from the company will review the application and contact you to arrange for a visit to your property. During that visit they will make an evaluation of the potential impacts so that a recommended course of action for mitigation can be made and agreed upon between you and Footprint.
Property owners do not need to submit an application until six months after the plant operations have begun. Right now, the anticipated completion date for construction is June 2017. More details about the status of demolition and construction, as well as contact information, FAQ, and more is available at footprintsalemharbor.com/. ...
The winter weather has delayed the sewer work previously planned for Essex Street (from English to Webb), Webb Street (from Essex to Fort), and Fort Avenue (from Webb to the David J. Beattie Park) in #SalemMA.
The City’s contractor will be starting to install new collector sewers in this area, in anticipation of the National GridSalem Cable Project. Snow was cleared from work locations today, February 23, and the contractor (Granese) is planning to start work with exploratory excavations to collect additional information tomorrow, weather permitting.
The work on the street will consist of installation of sewer manholes and pipes that will collect sewage from a select number of homes that would have their sewer service disrupted by the National Grid cable project. This work should be completed by late March 2015. The work hours for this effort are 7:00 am to 3:30 pm.
During this project, the work area will be an active construction site and you should be careful and drive at a reduced speed accordingly. On the days when Granese is working, it is important not to have cars parked in the roadway. No parking signs will be posted in advance of construction and no-parking will remain in effect until construction is complete for that day. Police details will always be present to assist everyone through the work zone and to facilitate traffic management. ...