Canal Street Flood Control

Two Week Look Ahead:

General Project Information:

  • Project work hours: 7am – 3:30pm.  The City’s contractor is P. Gioioso & Sons of Hyde Park, MA.
  • Traffic throughout the neighborhood is anticipated to be alternating two-way with police details.  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.
  • Roadway work is anticipated to be limited during the winter months due to weather concerns (January through March).

Projected Construction Activities:

Week of May 7th
• The Contractor will continue to install curbing and sidewalks on Forest Street, Forest Park Drive and Clifton Avenue.
• The Contractor will continue the Forest River Park drainage swale work, ballfield dugout and concession stand work.
• The Contractor will begin to install a new water main on Forest Park Drive for the restrooms and pool.
Week of May 14th
• The Contractor will continue to install curbing and sidewalks on Forest Street, Forest Park Drive and Clifton Avenue.
• The Contractor will complete the new water main on Forest Park Drive for the restrooms and pool.
• The Contractor will continue the Forest River Park drainage swale work, ballfield dugout and concession stand work.

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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