289 Derby Street Park Update

The creation of the new waterfront park at 289 Derby Street in #SalemMA consists of the following site work: installation of new paving, granite walls, wall mounted benches, a pergola with porch-style swings, lighting, musical instruments, lawns, plantings, and trees. The Harborwalk will also be extended along the South River with paving, lighting, and a guardrail, and will allow access to a small future dock.

Start of construction is weather dependent but is expected to start by the end of March. It is estimated that work will be completed in September, weather permitting.

Parking in the lot will be prohibited after March 19 so the contractor can mobilize and begin work. Long term parking in the area is available at the South Harbor garage at 10 Congress Street.

The project is funded by MA Executive Office of Energy & Environmental Affairs; Salem Community Preservation Committee and the City of Salem.

Landscape Architects: CBA Landscape Architects, Cambridge, MA

Public Outreach: Studioful Architecture & Creative Salem, Salem, MA

General Contractor: SumCo Eco-Contracting, Peabody, MA

Canal Street Flood Control project in #SalemMA, two-week look ahead update:

Week of March 5th

· The Contractor will continue the Forest River Park retaining wall installation, and drainage swale work.

· The Contractor will continue to install the Forest River Park Ballfield dugout and concession stand foundations.

Week of March 12th

· The Contractor will continue to install the Forest River Park retaining wall, ballfield dugout and concession stand foundations.

· The Contractor will continue the Forest River Park Ballfield, pedestrian bridge, and drainage swale work.

Updates from the Essex Street utility improvement project in #SalemMA:

Week of March 5th
• The City’s Contractor, N. Granese and Sons, will conduct a water shutdown on Monday, March 5th from 11:30 am to 3 pm to perform necessary water repair work between Barton Square and Washington Street. Shutdown notices have been distributed to the impacted businesses and residents.
• Contractor will Inspect and clean Sanitary Sewer Main from Barton Square to Washington Street.
• Contractor will complete remaining punch list items and cleanup throughout the project area .
• Please note that this work is weather dependent and may be delayed due to heavy rain or snow.
• There will be No Parking on both sides of Essex Street between Barton Square and Washington Street during the day.
• Detour signage will direct traffic around work zone. Traffic and pedestrian signs will be placed throughout the project limits.

Thank you for your patience and support during this project. The City will continue to communicate any future phases of utility relocation and roadway reconstruction on or around Essex Street as information and schedules become available.

Updates from Footprint Power LLC in #SalemMA:

"The largest contributor to the noise this afternoon was a test of the facility's auxiliary boiler. The test was to run the boiler to its maximum level. The steam generated by the boiler was vented to the atmosphere, which causes noise. That is why the test was conducted in the middle of the day. There is some noise associated with the ongoing commissioning of Steam Turbine 6, but that was not likely what you heard. There will be a more tests like this over the next several weeks that will result in venting steam to the atmosphere. The contractor is working to keep those to mid-day wherever possible. When the plant is operational, the steam will be in a closed loop cycle where it will be condensed back into water and re-used in the system. Since steam will not be vented, there will be no noise associated with it. We appreciate your patience as we complete this testing and commissioning, which are necessary steps before we can go into full time operations."

The City of #SalemMA will be excavating the street in the vicinity of the Margin Street/Gedney Street intersection in order to repair a section of collapsed sewer pipe. Work will begin at 7:30am on Thursday, March 1, and is expected to take a few days to complete, including repaving, depending on the weather. Where necessary, temporary no parking signs will be posted. Police details will be on site during the work to facilitate vehicular and pedestrian traffic. Road closure is not anticipated for this work, however drivers should expect delays at this intersection and plan accordingly. ...



BuildingSalem Twitter BuildingSalem Facebook BuildingSalem Rss