2 days ago


The City of #SalemMA will be commencing a construction project on Herbert Street to improve the functionality and reliability of the sewer system in the area. In order to facilitate the sewer construction, National Grid will first replace the gas pipes on a portion of Herbert Street to avoid conflicts with proposed sewer work.

A National Grid contractor will begin work on Tuesday, November 13, to replace the gas pipe on Herbert Street from the Essex Street intersection to #11 Herbert Street. In approximately two weeks, the City's contractor - N. Granese & Sons - will mobilize to the site and begin replacing the sewer pipe on Herbert Street from the Essex Street intersection to #9 Herbert Street. This work is expected to take approximately two weeks to complete. To the total time for the first phase of this work is expected to take approximately four weeks, but the schedule may be extended due to weather. Work hours for this project are 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

During this project the area will be an active construction site and drivers should be careful to proceed at reduced speed accordingly. On days when contractors are working it is important not to have cars parked on the roadway. Temporary no parking signs will be posted in advance of construction and no parking restrictions will remain in effect until construction is complete for that day. There will always be access to the street after work hours.

The National Grid contractor will return in the spring of 2019 to finish replacing the gas pipes on the remainder of Herbert Street, from #11 Herbert Street to the Derby Street intersection, and to complete final paving.

The City will hold a neighborhood meeting on Tuesday, November 20th at 6:00 p.m. at the intersection of Herbert Street and Essex Street, to present the project plans and to answer any questions residents of the street may have.

6 days ago


I went down to take some more drone photos this afternoon during a work break, since construction is coming close to an end. Here's a preview of your new entrance and parking lot area! ...

7 days ago


Notification from National Grid about gas work on Herbert Street in #SalemMA:

National Grid will be performing infrastructure upgrades in the area of 4 to 27 Herbert St; 99 Essex St; 206 Derby St, Salem, MA.
Date: On or about November 7, 2018
Completion time: Approximately December 7, 2018
Construction days and hours: 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday.

What you can expect during construction.
Typical natural gas main replacement and service construction includes:
• Marking out underground utilities within the project scope area (e.g., water, sewer, gas, electric, etc)
• Excavation of the street and laying of new gas main
• Relaying National Grid customer's individual gas services and connecting that service to the new main
• Meters may need to be relocated to the outside of the home or business.
• Temporary or permanent restoration of disturbed areas in accordance with the town ordinance
Visit to view a video about the gas main replacement process on YouTube.

We’ll contact you when we are ready to connect your gas service to the new natural gas main.

A representative from National Grid or the contractor crew will reach out to the affected homes and businesses at least 24-48 hours in advance to scheduling the work. Every National Grid employee and contractor doing work for us are required to carry ID. For the crew to connect your gas service to the new main, they will need access to your home and appliances. Typical service line work will take one business day and during this time you will experience a temporary interruption of natural gas service. When the work is complete, a gas technician will be dispatched to turn on your gas meter relight your gas appliances. Visit to view an example of this process.

1 week ago


In advance of planned restoration work in the historic Charter Street Cemetery in #SalemMA, archaeologists will begin archaeological field work on the site where proposed restoration of existing pathways, installation of lighting, and new plantings will occur. This archaeological field work will begin on Thursday, November 8, 2018 and is expected to last until Friday, November 16, 2018, weather permitting. During this time, the Cemetery will be closed to the public.

The project will begin by marking the property with site flags and/or paint and may include placing protective barriers around some of the tombs and headstones. Fieldwork is weather dependent and may extend longer than the anticipated closure period. Public access to the cemetery will be restricted during this phase of the project.

3 weeks ago


Notification of Night Time Construction on Wednesday, October 24th

Sutton Terrace and Marlborough Road from Sable Road to Sutton Terrace

The City of #SalemMA is currently working on a water system improvement project, to improve the functionality and reliability of the water system in your area. The project includes replacing water main and valves on Sutton Terrace and Marlborough Road (between South Street and Sutton Terrace)

The City’s Contractor, C. Naughton Corporation of Bridgewater, Massachusetts (Naughton) will be doing night time construction this Wednesday, October 24th, starting at 8:00pm and ending at 5:00am Thursday morning. The work will include removal of abandoned valves and final paving of roadway trenches. There may be a brief water service interruptions during this period when valves are exercised.

During this project, the area will be an active construction site and you should be careful and drive at a reduced speed accordingly. Police details will be present to assist everyone through the work zone and to facilitate traffic management as needed.

We apologize in advance for any inconvenience you may incur during this process. The City appreciates your patience and forbearance during this project.



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