Off-Hour Work Friday, November 28 is a regular work day for contractors.
Weather permitting, Turner Construction will be working on roofing, interior and exterior framing, stairs and site cleanup on Saturday, November 29 starting at 8 a.m.
Viking Hall The contractor is continuing to work on the enclosure of the building. They will continue slab placements and the installation of fire proofing, exterior walls, masonry and roofing. The focus of the work is completing the envelope of the building with expectations that the building will be fully enclosed by the end of December. Interior work will be done throughout the winter months.
The contractor will have a crane on site on Saturday, December 6 and Sunday, December 7 to lift mechanical equipment onto the roof of Viking Hall. This work will begin at 8 a.m.
Peabody Hall Lot Parking Garage The Salem State University board of trustees and MSCBA board have voted to proceed with the project. Construction is scheduled to begin in March 2015. In preparation for this project, the university engaged a certified arborist to evaluate the trees along the east side of the Peabody Hall parking lot. The arborist was charged to both prune the west side crowns of the trees that overhang onto university property as well as provide protection and care for the trees during construction. To that end, the arborist fertilized the roots of these trees on SSU property and pruned forty-two trees along the property line.
Sophia Gordon Center for the Creative and Performing Arts Some interior demolition has begun. Mobilization of the site is expected for the end of November. The re-design of the sign for this building is anticipated to be presented at the SSUNAC meeting on February 18, 2015.
Science Building Study The university is in the process of conducting a programmatic study for additional science facilities. Given the proximity to existing laboratories in Meier Hall, the vacant lot from the former library is the target location in this study. Payette, a leading architectural firm who is conducting the study, will perform test borings to ascertain ground conditions at this site in the coming weeks. We will provide notification once these borings are scheduled. Payette will attend the SSUNAC meeting on January 21, 2015 to gather neighborhood input prior to the start of the design phase.
Salem State Construction Blog Visit Salem State’s Marketing and Communications department a 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/. Updates on active construction projects will continue to be available at www.salemstate.edu/construction.
As always, contact the emergency hotline 24 hours a day/7 days a week at 978.542.6111 to report urgent issues regarding construction.
SALEM STATE UNIVERSITY NEIGHBORHOOD ADVISORY COMMITTEE (SSUNAC) The next meeting of the SSUNAC is scheduled for Wednesday, November 19, 2014, at 7 p.m. in the Sullivan Training Room (room 106) of the Enterprise Center located on Central Campus at 121 Loring Avenue. ...
Arborist on-site Saturday, November 22 Posted on November 20, 2014 by Tom Torello Reply In addition to later today (see below), the arborist will be on campus on Saturday, November 22, 10 am – 12 noon in the Peabody Hall courtyard – North Campus, SSU Salem State University has retained a certified a…
NATIONAL GRID TO BEGIN GAS LINE REPLACEMENT WORK ON CANAL STREET AND POND STREET
This is an important notice informing you National Grid will be performing replacement work of our gas mains and gas services in your neighborhood at 1 to 53 Canal ST.; 5 to 17 Pond ST., Salem, MA. Our work has a tentative start time during the week of November 24, 2014 with an approximate end date of January 20, 2015. Additionally, general posting in the area will provide the specific dates following our permitting process. The work will occur between the normal working hours of 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday. National Grid customers will have a scheduled time period for the transfer of services to the new main, where there will be a short interruption of gas service. For this process to be completed, our technicians will need access to the existing gas service and meter. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience, but this project is part of our commitment to provide continuous improvements and keep the natural gas delivery system safe and reliable.
• National Grid and/or a qualified contractor will perform the work. A police detail is provided, if necessary. The road will be open to the public and parking may be limited. A construction foreman with appropriate identification will be on site to address your parking needs throughout the duration of the construction.
• Meters will need to be relocated to the outside of the home or business.
• There may be a lag between temporary and permanent restoration of the street and sidewalk, depending on weather and ground conditions.
If you have any questions about the project, National Grid Customer Service can be reached 24/7 at 1-800-233-5325. ...
As part of our multimedia effort to provide residents and business owners with the latest information related to the Salem Cable Project, we're excited to announce this week's launch of the newly redesigned project website: www.SalemCableProject.com. I hope you'll take a few minutes to visit the website, as well as to like our Facebook page and to follow us on Twitter at @SalemCableProj. Our toll-free hotline, 1-844-SALEM-CABLE (844-725-3622), is also up and running. Please don't hesitate to call or click with any questions you may have—we look forward to answering them!
We're also excited to announce the newest addition to the Project Team: Darin Swimm, our full-time, Salem-based Community Outreach Director. Darin will serve as your local point of contact for this project, and he's happy to field your questions and make sure you have all the information you need. Starting next month, you can expect to see him and our other team members in neighborhoods along and near the construction route talking with businesses and residents like you. Every day, from now until the end of the construction, our team will be available online, on the phone, and in person to answer your questions, discuss your concerns with the construction, and explain what to expect. In other news, the Salem Cable Project received final approval and licensing from the Commonwealth's Energy Facilities Siting Board last Friday, and, on Thursday evening, the Salem City Council voted to approve Franchise Rights for the project, which will allow us to install modern replacement cables within the city streets along the project route. We're proud to have these approvals in place and look forward to strengthening and modernizing Salem and the North Shore's infrastructure.
We'd like to thank everyone who attended Wednesday night's community information session and signed up for our newsletter email list—we look forward to staying in touch! If you know others who are interested in the latest Project news, forward them this newsletter or send them to our website sign-up page at www.salemcableproject.com/sign_up_for_updates. ...
The Cotting-Smith Assembly House at 138 Federal Street will undergo window restoration starting December 1. The four-phase project, including the removal of all windows, will be completed in May 2015.
Built in 1782 as a Federalist clubhouse in which balls, concerts, lectures and other events were held, the assembly house is among the Peabody Essex Museum's more than 20 pre-Civil War buildings, including four National Historic Landmarks and many properties listed on the National Register of Historic Places. ...
Parking Restriction at Mary Jane Lee Park in #SalemMA:
Beginning today, the parking area at Mary Jane Lee Park will be closed in order serve as a staging area for construction of a splash pad. When the contractor demobilizes for the winter before Christmas, a portion of the parking area, with space for approximately 15 cars, will reopen until the contractor returns to complete the project in the spring. ...