Updates from Salem Cable Project:

As you know, our contractors have finished removing the old direct buried S-145 transmission cable and are in the process of extracting the last sections of the old T-146 duct bank encased transmission cable that connected the Canal Street Substation to the Salem Harbor Station.

Moving forward, during the second week of July, our contractors will begin the project's final phase, curb to curb road resurfacing. Working with the City's cable project working group, we have prioritized the work sequence to mitigate inconveniences to the greatest extent feasible. We look forward to completing this final phase of the project as quickly and as safely as possible.

Work to make a new water connection to the #SalemMA water main in the area of 281 Derby Street will take place this afternoon and early evening. The contractor will begin work at 4 pm and should be off the road by 8 pm tonight.

The contractor will return tomorrow during the day to replace any pavement disturbed by this activity. The work time has been scheduled to ensure police details are available to provide traffic
management around the work zone and to ensure this activity is completed and will not impact the the parade event scheduled for Derby Street this weekend.

We apologize in advance for any inconvenience you may incur during this process. The City appreciates your patience and forbearance during this project.

Due to weather, the start date for the sewer repair work planned for the northbound lane of Loring Avenue in the Canal Street, Loring Avenue, Jefferson Avenue intersection in #SalemMA has been postponed to tomorrow, June 22nd. ...

The City of #SalemMA will be conducting emergency sewer repair work in the northbound lane of Loring Avenue in the Canal Street, Loring Avenue, Jefferson Avenue intersection starting in June 21st. Approximately 70 feet of new pipe will be installed. Weather permitting, the work is expected to be completed by the end of the day on June 27th. Work hours are 7am to 3:30pm on week days. Police details will be present to direct traffic during work hours. Thank you for your patience as this important sewer repair project is carried out. ...

Updates from the Salem Cable Project:

You may have noticed that there's been less cable project construction equipment on Derby Street—that's because, as of last Tuesday, our contractors successfully removed the last section of underground S-145 cable from the Derby Street–Hawthorne Boulevard intersection. The old direct buried S-145 cable circuit has now been completely removed! We appreciate everyone's patience, and cooperation throughout that process.

Please note that removal of the old duct bank housed T-146 cable is still ongoing: exactly 97.27 percent of these cables have been removed. Over the next week or so, contractors will be working to extract the remaining cable sections, and we'll let you know when it's 100 percent done.

Other upcoming cable project-related activities include restoration and general cleanup along the removal route in preparation for curb-to-curb resurfacing, scheduled to begin during the second week of July, and upgrades inside both the Salem Harbor Station and the Canal Street Substation.

As always, police details will be present at our work sites to facilitate vehicle and pedestrian traffic management. Please use caution in and around these active work areas to minimize risks to your personal safety and to avoid any interference with construction.

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to call our toll-free hotline at 844-SALEM-CABLE or use the "Contact Us" feature on our website at

We thank you for your continued patience as we work as quickly and as safely as possible to complete the project.



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