Canal Street Flood Control

Two Week Look Ahead: September 11-22

Project work hours: 7am – 3:30pm. Traffic throughout the neighborhood is anticipated to be alternating two-way with police details. Clifton Avenue will be open to residents only and no through traffic will be allowed. Entrances to houses and adjacent roads may be impacted during the construction. Parking will not be allowed on either side of the road at or near the work zone.  Roads will be open during non-working hours.

Week of September 11th ·        The Contractor will be installing the water main throughout Forest Ave and water services on Clifton Ave.

·        The Contractor will continue the Forest River Park ball field work.

Week of September 18th ·        The Contractor will be installing the water main and water services throughout Forest Ave.

·        The Contractor will be removing temporary water main bypass on Clifton Ave

·        The Contractor will continue the Forest River Park ball field work.

Project Summary

The area from St. Paul Street to Forest Avenue in Salem along Canal Street is susceptible to flooding, with over 30 acres and 50 buildings impacted by 1% storm events.

The City has completed a number of utility improvements as part of Phase 1 of the overall drainage improvement to address this flooding. The Phase 1 improvements concluded in December 2014. Following the Phase 1 improvements, the City is reconstructing, with state funding, the Canal Street roadway from Mill Street to Jefferson Avenue. Phase 2 of the drainage improvements are now underway.

For more information about the project, visit the Salem City Engineer’s Canal Street project website.

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