CONSTRUCTION UPDATES Off-Hour Work Daniel O’Connoll Sons will perform exterior site work on the Mainstage Theatre project this Saturday, August 27 starting at 8 a.m.
Constellation Construction has scheduled their concrete slab placement for Wednesday, August 31. See below update for more details.
Sophia Gordon Center for the Creative and Performing Arts Contractors continue to work on the interior structures and exterior enclosure of the building. Framing within the building is near complete. Walls are up on the second floor and are being installed in the remainder of the building. Painting has begun on the second floor. The majority of the utilities are installed, and the contractor is building up the floor for the new seating in the audience chamber.
Peabody Hall Parking Lot/North Campus Garage Contractors are finishing landscaping in the parking lot area and are installing new light poles along College Drive over the next few weeks. They will perform utility work in the Peabody Hall parking lot next week. The contractor expects to have the baffles on the interior garage lights installed by the end of September.
O’Keefe Center Hockey Rink Replacement Contractors are continuing the installation of the mechanical equipment for the new rink. They plan to complete their concrete slab placements on Wednesday, August 31. Concrete deliveries are expected to take place from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Concrete finishing and cleanup within the building is expected to last until 10 p.m. Deliveries for this placement are expected to require 30 truck trips (6 trucks that will make 5 trips to campus over the delivery time period). Trucks will queue in the O’Keefe Center parking lot.
NORTH CAMPUS PRECINCT STUDY UPDATE Sasaki Associates held a listening session with the external community to get initial thoughts on the scope of the North Campus Precinct study at the Salem State University Neighborhood Advisory Committee meeting on Wednesday, May 4. The presentation and notes collected at this meeting are posted on our construction blog (campusconstruction.salemstate.edu/). Comments can be left on the blog or sent to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. The next presentation to the SSUNAC is planned for the Wednesday, October 5 meeting at 7 p.m. in the Enterprise Center on Central Campus. We look forward to your input in this process.
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LOCATION CHANGE: SALEM STATE UNIVERSITY NEIGHBORHOOD ADVISORY COMMITTEE (SSUNAC) Due to setup in the Enterprise Center for the primary election, the next meeting of the SSUNAC, scheduled for Wednesday, September 7, 2016 at 7 p.m., will be held in the Harrington Building Cafeteria on South Campus, 11 Harrison Road. The cafeteria is directly across from the main entrance. Please park in the “C” spaces in front of the building and in the side lot behind the former international house. Do not park in the resident student parking spaces, marked “B.” The SSUNAC will resume meetings in the Enterprise Center in October ...
Litter clean-up route Posted on August 4, 2016 by ccronin Reply Salem State University’s facilities team will pick up litter one day per week on the streets noted in the map during the fall and spring semesters (please click-on the below map to enlarge). Posted in General construction | Leave a repl...
As previously mentioned, all major on-street work for the Salem Cable Project is complete. Our contractors are currently working to finish some minor restoration and cleaning work around some of our previous work sites.
Next week you can expect to see increased activity inside the Canal Street Substation, as contractors mobilize to begin installing a new ground grid. In early September, fence and retaining wall construction will begin in earnest. Once the new fence and retaining wall are in place, contractors will begin making upgrades to the landscaping along the property lines. ...
Updates from MassDOT about work on the Kernwood Bridge in #SalemMA and Beverly:
On Thursday, August 25, 2016 from 7 AM to 3 PM, the entire wearing surface on the approach spans of the Kernwood Avenue Drawbridge in Beverly/Salem will be overlaid with a 3/8 inch rubber asphalt treatment to provide a better riding surface.
The existing wearing surface on the approach spans is overall in good condition; however, there were a few bare spots. The wearing surface was installed on September 4, 2013, or 3 year ago. The wearing surface is an asphalt-rubber surface treatment with aggregate cover as this is the best option for a wearing surface on timber decking.
However, even under the most ideal conditions, the design life is only 7-10 years. Given the harsh marine environment the Kernwood Bridge is subjected to, the design life is expected to be shorter than 7 years. Given the fact that some of the wearing surface has comes off in the past 3 years, we are planning to overlay the entire wearing surface with a single ½ inch layer of the asphalt-rubber surface treatment. This additional layer will provide extra flexibility to the wearing surface which will help with its longevity and cover over the bare spots. The bare spots were repaired on Saturday, August 20th.
We are also planning to paint shared bicycle lane markings and install associated signs to alert vehicle drivers that a bicyclist can use the road and where the bicyclist will be positioned on the road. ...
Updates from the #SalemMA Canal Street Roadway Improvement Project:
Week of August 22nd, 2016 Placing dense grade and prep for paving sta. 10+00 to sta. 17+00 Strip asphalt from sta. 17+00 to sta. 25+00 Installation of drainage structures between sta. 17+00 to 25+00 Begin loading out contaminated stockpile (pending MSR and BOL)
Week of August 29th, 2016 Continue installation of drainage structures sta. 17+00 to 25+00 Roadway paving (base and intermediate) sta. 10+00 to 17+00 Begin loading out contaminated stockpile (pending MSR and BOL) ...