Please be advised that work to rehabilitate the Town Pump Fountain at the corner of the Essex Street Pedestrian Mall and Washington Street will continue through mid to late August. The delay in completing the project stems from a few unexpected issues that have arisen with respect to drainage and plumbing. The project team quickly identified solutions to these issues and has moved forward as expeditiously as possible.
Aspects of the project that remain include one additional concrete pour, the installation of pump components, installation of the basin (etched concrete components) and grating, and re-bricking of the plaza area around the fountain.
The Pedestrian Mall will be kept open for pedestrian access and deliveries through the period of construction; however, there may be periods of time when vehicular access for deliveries will be restricted at the Essex and Washington Streets Intersection.
Off-Hour Work There is no off-hour work scheduled at this time.
Viking Hall The contractor will continue with steel erection throughout the summer. Concrete slab placements continue and will likely take place in the middle to later portion of next week. The contractor is expecting to continue slab placements and steel erection through September. The contractor will also continue with the installation of fire proofing.
Canal Street Parking Lot The contractor continues debris removal and finishes in preparation for final grading and paving. The lot is expected to be complete in August.
North Campus Utility Upgrade The university will be upgrading the drainage system in the Peabody Hall parking lot as part of flood abatement. The work will begin on Monday, July 28 and is expected to be completed by the end of August. Only a small portion of parking in the lot will be impacted during this time. A schematic of the work area can be seen on the construction blog.
Sophia Gordon Center for the Creative and Performing Arts An updated schematic of the planned construction logistic plan for the Gordon Center renovation has been posted. Demolition work is expected to begin later this summer.
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 Salem State University Neighborhood Advisory Committee is scheduled for Wednesday, August 20, 2014, at 7 p.m. in the Sullivan Training Room (room 106) of the Enterprise Center located on Central Campus at 121 Loring Avenue.
SALEM DINER IS OPEN ALL SUMMER The Salem Diner will maintain its breakfast and lunch schedule all summer. They have also instituted weekly specials and expect to begin adding additional items to the menu over the summer. Please stop by and enjoy!
UNIVERSITY WEATHER STATION Salem State University has installed and made operational a research grade weather station manufactured my Onset Computers and operated by the Geography Department. The station is constantly logging readings and downloads data every twenty minutes. Data and information on the sensor type and measurement parameters can be found at the following site: www.hobolink.com/p/e734a2b70fc1fdeb7dcfd9fa0f6048c2
We encourage you to contact external affairs if you have any questions or concerns regarding our neighborhood updates during regular business hours at 978-542-7757. In emergency situations or during off-hours, call campus police at 978-542-6111.
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