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Updates from the #SalemMA Canal Street Roadway Improvement Project:

At the southern most point of the project route, contractors will be ready to begin paving traffic islands at the Jefferson Avenue-Loring Avenue intersection. On the other end of Canal Street, you can expect to see activity along the southbound side of the street as contractors continue curb setting between St. Paul Street and Domino's. Also, at various points along the project route contractors will be pouring new sidewalk and driveways aprons.

Continuing this week, contractors will be at work on the shared-use path as they continue setting conduit and light pole foundations, and the construction of a new retaining wall between Canal Street and the commuter rail line.
Don't forget that 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 August 14th
• Continue forming and pouring retaining wall along shared-use path
• Backfilling new retaining wall, setting conduits, handholes, and lightpole foundations in shared-use path
• Preparing and paving islands at Jefferson Avenue-Loring Avenue intersection
• Setting curb from St. Paul Street working towards Dominos on southbound side of Canal Street
• Pouring concrete sidewalks/driveways in various locations

Week of August 21st
• Continue forming and pouring retaining wall along shared-use path
• Continue backfilling new retaining wall, setting conduits, handholes, and lightpole foundations in shared use path.
• Continue setting curb and pouring sidewalks on the southbound side of Canal Street between St. Paul Street and Dominos
• Installing drainage/lighting utilities at Jefferson Avenue-Loring Avenue-Canal Street intersection
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Tree removal is beginning at McGlew! We appreciate that the park design is using as many of the original trees as it can. Only trees that were declared a hazard or a nuisance will be removed.

The MBTA's Positive Train Control project will wrap up around the end of August, about one month ahead of schedule. Weekend train service will resume September 2. www.mbta.com/about_the_mbta/news_events/?id=6442458458&month=&year= ...

While #SalemMA DPS crews were completing the planned valve work on Lafayette Street this morning an additional valve broke causing a larger area lose water service than had been planned. The new area includes West Avenue, Bristol Street, and Belleau Road. Water should be back on to all impacted areas by 3:00 p.m. today. We apologize for any inconvenience. ...

The City of #SalemMA's Department of Public Services will be temporarily shutting down water service to Clifton Avenue, West Avenue, and Lafayette Street between Clifton and West, on Wednesday August 9th from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in order to install a new gate valve and make the necessary connections to the water main for the Canal Street flood mitigation project. We apologize for this inconvenience and will work as quickly as possible to get the water turned back on the impacted properties on Wednesday afternoon. ...

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