Updates on the #SalemMA Canal Street Roadway Improvement Project:
Contractors are making steady progress at their current work site between Ocean Avenue and St. Paul Street. They are working on the northbound lane, and plan to begin reconstruction on the southbound side of Canal Street during the week of October 3. Contractor's current estimate for time needed to restore both lanes in this work zone with temporary pavement is approximately four weeks.
Once that construction is complete, contractors will continue working north on Canal Street. They plan to make as much progress as is feasible before cold weather restricts new paving operations.
As a reminder, all Canal Street businesses are open during this roadway improvement project. Please support our local businesses!
Below, please find a calendar of anticipated construction activities for the next two weeks of this project:
Week of September 26 • Continue removing asphalt on northbound lane of Canal Street from Ocean Avenue to St. Paul Street • Continue grading roadway on northbound lane of Canal Street from Ocean Avenue to St. Paul Street • Installing drainage utilities on northbound lane of Canal Street from Ocean Avenue to St. Paul Street • Adjusting and installing castings on northbound lane of Canal Street from Ocean Avenue to St. Paul Street • Continue installing new utility poles between Laurel Street and the McDonald's (conducted by Verizon)
Week of October 3 • Begin removing asphalt on the southbound lane of Canal Street between Ocean Avenue and St. Paul Street • Begin grading roadway on southbound lane of Canal Street between Ocean Avenue and St. Paul Street • Begin installing drainage utilities • Begin adjusting and installing castings on southbound lane of Canal Street between Ocean Avenue and St. Paul Street
Please note that an alternating two-way traffic pattern will continue despite these work sites. For upcoming construction zones, we're working with contractors to design a traffic-management plan to alleviate some of the traffic congestion. ...
Notification from National Grid concerning gas line work on Shore Avenue in #SalemMA:
National Grid is committed to safely and reliably delivering energy to our community. That’s why we are replacing the natural gas main at 1 to 38 Shore AVE., Salem, MA. As part of this project, we will also replace the natural gas service piping that connects the main to the customer’s gas meters. Approximately 33 premises are within the construction limits.
Construction is expected to begin on October 3, 2016 and anticipated to last to October 30, 2016 weather permitting. We will work hard to complete this project promptly and with minimal disruption to the community. Visit ngrid.com/mainline to view a YouTube video on this gas main replacement process. A second video explaining the replacement of the service pipe to customer homes is available at ngrid.com/serviceline. ...
Work continues inside the Canal Street Substation, where our contractors are currently upgrading the ground grid prior to installing a new retaining wall and updating the landscaping design. Once contractors begin working on the retaining wall in earnest, they'll need about three weeks to complete that work. We don't expect any of this to significantly impact traffic, as all of this work is within the substation fence line.
As always, if you have questions about the project or any of the construction, please do not hesitate to call our toll-free hotline at 844-SALEM-CABLE. You can also contact our outreach staff through the "Contact Us" feature on our website.
With all on-street construction complete and the majority of our work complete at the Salem Harbor Station and Canal Street Substation, we look forward wrapping up the Salem Cable Project as quickly and as safely as possible.
Thank you so much for your patience and cooperation through the project! ...
After a number of conversations with City officials over the past several months, the owners of the Grimshaw House, 53 Charter Street in #SalemMA, are undertaking an exterior restoration project to the property. The work, being done by Essex Restoration, includes removal of the asphalt-concrete siding that currently covers the exterior of the house. Wood siding, which is under the asphalt, will then be examined, repaired, and replaced in kind as needed. A historic paint analysis will be conducted and the house will be repainted in its original color. New shutters, a new fence in front, and replacement of windows are also included in the plan. Lastly, the front portico will be rebuilt. The project goes before the City's Design Review Board on September 28th. ...