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We've been almost too busy to post, but here's a very recent shot from our favorite ongoing project. It was slightly foggy in the background. You can see progress moving forward nicely. Of note is the administration building at left center. This Leeds certified building is pretty incredible and is intended to be self sufficient - off the grid for cooling and power. Note the solar roof. A bit lower you can see the beginnings of the massive berm that will separate the public and commercial spaces around the entire complex. Moving to the right you can see the building almost completely closed. Taken from 180'.

Updates on the #SalemMA Canal Street Roadway Improvement Project:

Steady progress continues on Canal Street within the Phase 2 temporary closure area.

This week a number of construction activities will take place outside of the Phase 2 work zone, in addition to road reconstruction between Hersey Street and Forest Avenue. Contractors will be active between Ocean Avenue and St. Paul Street installing new light pole foundations, between Hersey Street and St. Paul Street pouring sidewalks, and between Broadway and Hersey Street setting new curbing.

You can also expect to see contractors working on each end of the project route. Near the Washington Street-Mill Street crossing, contractors plan to set new conduits and pull boxes for traffic lights in the intersection. On the opposite end of the route, contractors plan to begin excavating rock at the Canal Street-Jefferson Avenue traffic island.

Work is ongoing on the shared-use path, as contractors continue forming and pouring the new retaining wall, backfilling, and setting new conduits and handholes between Canal Street and the commuter rail line.

Please note that the above mentioned schedule is weather dependent, and some activities could be pushed back if rain, or severe weather precludes construction.

As a reminder, all Canal Street businesses remain open for business during this time period, with the exception of McDonald's, which is temporarily closed to carry out a large renovation project. Please help support our Canal Street businesses during this important roadway improvement project.
Below, please find a calendar of anticipated construction activities for the next two weeks of this project:

Week of July 17th
• Set curb from Broadway to Hersey Street
• Finish setting light pole foundations from Ocean Avenue to St. Paul Street
• Form and begin to pour concrete between St. Paul Street and Hersey Street
• Continue to form and pour retaining wall in shared-use path
• Backfill new retaining wall, set conduits, and handholes in shared-use path
• Pour lightweight foam concrete from Hersey Street to Forest Avenue
• Place geotextile fabric and backfill with gravel and dense grade from Hersey Street to Forest Avenue
• Begin rock excavation at Jefferson Avenue-Canal Street traffic island
• Set conduits and pull boxes for traffic signals at Washington Street-Mill Street intersection

Week of July 24th
• Complete backfill of gravel and dense grade from Hersey Street to Forest Avenue
• Pave roadway base and binder from Hersey Street to Forest Avenue
• Continue to form and pour retaining wall in shared-use path
• Backfill new retaining wall, set conduits, handholes, and light pole foundations
• Continue to pour sidewalks between St. Paul and Hersey Street
• Continue to set conduits and pull boxes for traffic signals at Washington Street-Mill Street intersection
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Forest River Trail Closing for Upgrades

The City of #SalemMA, in partnership with Salem State University and the Massachusetts Division of Conservation & Recreation’s Recreational Trails Program, is currently upgrading the main trunk trail through the Forest River Conservation Area. These upgrades, extending from the trailhead at Salem State University’s South Campus to the main footbridge over the Forest River, include drainage, grading, and surface improvements to stabilize the trail and increase its accessibility to people of all abilities.

The trail will be closed through the duration of the work, which is anticipated to be completed by late September. We apologize for the inconvenience while these exciting improvements are made.

For more information, please contact Tom Devine in the City of Salem Department of Planning & Community Development at tdevine@salem.com or 978-619-5685.
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