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Please note Tropeano Construction of North Andover, MA will start the paving reclamation process for the Swampscott Road Roundabout in #SalemMA on Monday May 20th, 2019. Due to the heavy machinery required for this paving activity, Swampscott Road and First Street will be reduced to one-lane alternating traffic from approximately 7:00AM to 4:00PM on Monday, May 20th. Over the following week, the contractor will regrade the intersection to final proposed elevations. After grading is completed, the paving course is tentatively scheduled to be placed down on Tuesday, May 28th, 2019. Expect Swampscott Road and First Street to be reduced to one-lane alternating traffic from approximately 7:00AM to 4:00PM on Tuesday, May 28th.

Before the paving course is completed, the intersection will be an active construction site and you should be careful and drive at a reduced speed accordingly.

2 weeks ago


Norman/Chestnut/Summer Roundabout Installation Overnight May 19th

Pilot will test new intersection configuration to improve traffic flow and safety

The City of #SalemMA is scheduled to carry out the installation of a pilot of a traffic roundabout at the intersection of Norman Street, Chestnut Street, and Summer Street. The work is scheduled to occur on Sunday, May 19th beginning at 8:00 p.m., weather permitting. HiWay Safety Systems is the contractor installing all the striping. Department of Public Services' employees will be installing all the signage and other vertical features.

It is anticipated that it will take one night to complete the installation work, however there is always the possibility that work will take longer than anticipated. Police details will be present during the installation, as well as after it is completed, in order to direct motorists as they acclimate to the new configuration.

Observations and data collection will take place to evaluate the operation and functionality of the roundabout and determine if any immediate adjustments need to be made. If it is functioning as intended, and after a brief normalization period, additional traffic data will be collected to monitor changes to speeds and overall motorist behavior. If the pilot roundabout improve traffic conditions and safety at the intersection the City will proceed with plans to make the alteration permanent.



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