An interesting perspective of the current status of the Salem Powerplant. This is from the southwest at about 150'. As you can see, most of the turbine and steam generator sections are enclosed and waiting for the louver finish to be installed. Gone are almost all of the cranes. And you might wonder, as we did WHY the stack has a stripe on it. This section of the stack will host some special low powered lighting for changing the personality of the stack. The acoustic walls around the main transformer sections are complete as well. Very good progress.
This notice has been prepared to inform you that the City of Salem is preparing to begin a major roadway resurfacing project on Washington Street between Front Street/Barton Square and Mill Street, on Margin Street, and on the City parking lot in front of #193-211 Washington Street (refer to attached plan of work).
The project will involve grinding the road surface and repaving.
To mitigate traffic impact during this work, the majority of the work will take place at night, between 6:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. Washington and Margin Sreets will be closed when work takes place.
In addition, the Riley Plaza parking lot will have limited access when work occurs on Margin Street. The parking lot in front of #193-211 Washington Street will be closed on the evenings when work occurs there.
Weather permitting, the work schedule is as follows:
• Wednesday night, April 26th – Grinding pavement on Margin Street from Mill Street to Norman Street, and on Washington Street (South Bound) from Barton Square to Mill Street
• Thursday night, April 27th – Grinding pavement on Washington Street (North Bound) from Mill Street to Front Street, and the parking lot in front of #193-211 Washington Street
• Sunday night, April 30th – Paving Margin Street from Mill Street to Norman Street, and on Washington Street (South Bound) from Barton Square to Mill Street
• Monday night, May 1st – Paving Washington Street (North Bound) from Mill Street to Front Street, and the parking lot in front of #193-211 Washington Street
During this project, the work area will be an active construction site and you should be careful and drive at a reduced speed accordingly. No parking signs will be posted in advance of construction and no-parking will remain in effect until construction is complete. On the days when work is being conducted, it is important not to have cars parked in the roadway or in the parking lots where posted. Police details will be present to facilitate traffic management around the road closures.
We apologize in advance for any inconvenience you may incur during this process. The City appreciates your patience and forbearance during this project. ...
The City of #SalemMa will be excavating a small section near 14 Chestnut Street today, and Norman Street at Dunkin Donuts tomorrow, in order to replace fire alarm conduit. Each installation should be completed by the end of the day, with final paving of the trench occurring the following day. ...
Updates from the #SalemMA Canal Street Roadway Improvement Project:
This week conduit and handhold installation continues on Canal between Ocean Avenue and St. Paul Street. Tuesday, contractors will continue their sidewalk installation prep work between Loring Liquors and Forest Avenue. Barring any unforeseen issues or rain, contractors expect to begin sidewalk and driveway pouring this week. Please check back next week for more information about upcoming work schedules.
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 April 17th (no work Monday, April 17th)
Continue to set conduit and handholds from Ocean Avenue towards St. Paul Street Continue placement of gravel and prep for sidewalks from Loring Liquors towards Forest Avenue Continue to pour concrete sidewalks and driveways on southbound side of Canal Street from Forest Avenue to Loring Avenue intersection
Week of April 24th
Installing drainage in front of McDonald's Installing drop drainage inlet at 135 Canal Street Continue pouring sidewalks on northbound side of Canal Street from Loring Avenue to Forest Avenue Begin sidewalk excavation, curb, and conduit installation on southbound side of Canal Street from Ocean Avenue to St. Paul Street Thank you for following updates for the Canal Street Roadway Improvement Project. We’ll continue to keep you informed as more news becomes available!
A reminder that work is ongoing at the Canal Street Substation through May.
This week contractors will continue perimeter fence installation along the back end of the substation. In addition to perimeter fence installation, over the next month or so, contractors will complete the installation of a new gate entrance from Canal Street, grade and slope grounds within the substation before landscaping crews arrive to plant later this spring. Once this work has been completed contractors will make final lighting installations and adjustments.
As always, if you have any questions about any of the ongoing substation work, feel free to be in touch via our toll-free hotline at 844-SALEM-CABLE or through the "Contact Us" feature on our website at salemcableproject.com.
Thanks again for your patience as we wrap up our work at the substation. ...