As part of the Salem Street reconstruction in the North End, new acorn-style streetlights have been installed by the Department of Public Works. Work continues on various parts of the street and sidewalks with a full street repaving set for after Columbus Day when the “leaf peeking” tourist traffic dies down.
City Councilor Sal LaMattina is looking to have the decorative acorn lights installed on all North End streets coincident with regularly scheduled street upgrades.
One issue not resolved are the street light bases impeding sidewalk access at certain pinch points. The new lights continue to use the same locations as the previous ones.
Photo by Matt Conti