Last week, our contractors completed milling all streets impacted by cable installation and finished making adjustments to all of the utility castings along this route—so we're finally ready to begin resurfacing!
Contractors began rolling out the new asphalt road surface on Hawthorne Boulevard just this morning. As the operation progresses, the sequence will follow the same pattern as the milling operation: After Hawthorne Boulevard, Washington Square South, Forrester Street, Essex Street, and Webb Street will be addressed by mid-week. For the remaining streets—Fort Avenue, Congress Street, Leavitt Street, Fairfield Street, and Cypress Street—we expect a new road surface by the end of the week. Once the new surface is done, drivers are welcome to park on the street.
The next step involves minor resurfacing work on side streets adjacent to the cable installation route, plus some short-term trench patch replacement work on New Derby and Derby Streets. Our outreach team will be notifying residents of any upcoming resurfacing work on their streets, but fortunately we expect short timelines for both resurfacing and trench replacement. Resurfacing a given street generally takes less than one day, although we anticipate that it will take three or four days to replace the temporary trench patch on New Derby and Derby Street.
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.
Thanks again for your patience and cooperation as we work to complete our remaining work as quickly and as safely as possible. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to call our toll-free hotline at 844-SALEM-CABLE or to use the "Contact Us" feature on our website at salemcableproject.com. ...
The City of #SalemMA’s Department of Public Services and Engineering Department have recently successfully completed the relocation of ten mature street trees from along Canal Street to Forest River Park in advance of the major roadway project on Canal Street. The trees replace ones in the park that were removed previously due to their failing health or damage. The tree pits on Canal Street will be replanted with new street trees as a component of the $12 million Canal Street roadway improvement project getting underway this month.
“The normal practice would be to simply remove the Canal Street trees altogether before the roadway project begins,” points out Director of Public Services John Tomasz, “However, we saw an opportunity to make use of them in the park, where we had open spaces from previous removals. Replanting a mature tree is challenging, so I really want to give credit to the City crews and workers who took this job on and completed it successfully.”
“Instead of replacing the park’s trees with smaller young trees, having these more established trees in Forest River Park really adds to the park’s ambiance in a positive way,” said Mayor Kim Driscoll. “Families making use of Forest River now can enjoy the benefits of these more fully-grown trees and the aesthetics they provide to the park.”
As work begins on the new 17-space public parking lot on Bridge Street near the Old Salem Jail, five additional trees in the planned work area will be removed and replanted at a public park ...
We're happy to report that contractors have completed milling on all streets impacted during the installation of the new transmission cable circuits. For the rest of the week, our contractors efforts will be focused on adjusting the remaining utility castings, and manholes along the route.
Starting on Monday, the new asphalt surface will be rolled out. The sequence for this work will follow the same pattern as the milling operation (Hawthorne Boulevard, Washington Square South, Forrester Street, Essex Street, Webb Street, Fort Avenue, Congress Street, Leavitt Street, Fairfield Street, and Cypress Street). We expect to have this work complete by the end of next week. Please note that once the new surface is in place, folks are welcome to park on the street -- we'll work to take down the no parking signs ASAP. ...