Work next week on Algonquin gas lateral project in #SalemMA. ...

The City of Salem will be starting water system improvements, to improve the functionality and reliability of the water system in the Willows neighborhood. The project will include replacing water main and valves on Fort Ave. from Winter Island Rd. to Dustin St. and on Winter Island Rd. from Fort Ave. to approximately #4 Winter Island Road. The City’s contractor, N. Granese and Son’s, Inc., is mobilizing today and will begin work soon. The entire project should be completed, weather permitting, by the end of December.

The initial work will consist of excavating test pits to expose water valves and pipes to determine their condition and location. No work is planned for November 26 or 27. Beginning on Monday, November 30, 2015, replacement work will begin. A brief shut down of the water system in the area is required to start work. The test shutdown will occur at 9:00 am on Monday to test existing
valve operations and should be done by 1:00 pm. A follow-up shutdown will be required on Tuesday to cut out existing valves and replace them at the Fort Ave. and Winter Island Rd. intersection. This shutdown will occur at 9:00 am and should be completed by 3:00 pm. Door hangers will be left at the affected homes and businesses and a CodeRED call will be sent in advance of any planned shutdown.

The work hours for this effort is 7:00 am to 3:30 pm. During this project, the area will be an active construction site and you should be careful and drive at a reduced speed accordingly. On the days when Granese is working, it is important not to have cars parked in the roadway. No parking signs will be posted in advance of construction and no-parking will remain in effect until construction is complete for that day.

You will always have access to the street after work hours. Police details will always be present to assist everyone through the work zone and to facilitate traffic management. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience you may incur during this process. The City appreciates your patience and forbearance during this project.

Final Paving for Grove Street Improvement Project:

Final paving for the Grove Street improvement project is scheduled to occur, weather permitting, tomorrow (November 24th) and Wednesday (November 25th). There will be no parking permitted along stretches of Goodhue, Beaver, and Grove Streets within the project area from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on these days.

Striping and lane markings are scheduled to be completed during the second week of December. Installation of traffic signage will occur shortly thereafter.

Update from Salem Cable Project:

We're happy to report that the first manhole has been set at the Hawthorne Boulevard work site. Over the course of the next two weeks contractors will work to secure the manhole in the excavation and prepare for the second manhole installation.

On Fairfield Street, contractors have excavated for approximately half of the duct bank planned for the street. Over the course of the next few weeks this crew will complete the entire duct bank planned for Fairfield Street, and shortly thereafter move onto Cabot Street until the reach the corner of Cypress Street where they'll install the final leg of the underground duct bank that will connect to the Canal Street Station.

The duct bank crew on Fort Avenue has installed duct bank from the Salem Harbor Station up to the intersection of Fort Avenue and Webb Street. During the next few weeks this crew will continue working in this direction until they arrive at the Essex manhole. Once connections are made with the manhole, a duct bank crew will finish installation on a small remaining section of Essex Street.

Please be aware that during the first part of the week, Webb Street will be closed to through traffic while the Fort Avenue duct bank crew works across this intersection. Police details will be on hand to facilitate traffic management at this, and all other work sites. That said, we ask that those on foot exercise caution when approaching these active work areas to minimize risks to personal safety, and to avoid any interference with construction.

We'll continue to keep you updated with information from all of the work sites mentioned above. That said, if you have any questions please feel free to call our toll-free hotline or contact us through our website.

From 7am to 3pm on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, the National Grid Salem Cable Project will have an open trench across Webb Street at the Fort Avenue intersection (red line) in #SalemMA, making Webb Street inaccessible to traffic at that point. Residents of Webb Street from Fort Avenue to Derby Street should use Derby Street in order to access that part of Webb Street. After 3pm each day the trench will be plated and the roadway will be open again to through traffic.

Police details (marked with P on the map) will be present at all times during the work.

Due to this work, truck deliveries to Footprint Power will follow a detour onto Fort Avenue and either straight into the main Footprint drive or, on occasion, via a right turn onto Derby Street, to the Webb Street entrance (blue arrows). When a truck makes a right onto Derby Street, the police detail present at Webb Street and Derby Street will temporarily stop east-bound traffic on Derby Street to allow the truck to access the Footprint entrance.



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