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Salem Street Improvements Update

Boston Public Works Construction

The Boston Public Works Department (PWD) is substantially completed with the sidewalk, ramp, and street lighting installation phases of the improvements to Salem Street, from Cross Street to Charter Street.

The final phase of the project is the resurfacing of the roadway. It has been requested that PWD begin this effort following the popular tourist season of mid- September to Columbus Day. Therefore, the roadway work will begin during the week of October 15 and is anticipated to be completed by October 29, dependent on weather.

The scope of work includes:

• The existing roadway will be scarified/grinded to an approximate depth of 1.5 inches
• Roadway utility structures such as manholes and castings will be adjusted to correct height or replaced as needed.
• Paving of the roadway from curb-to-curb.

Boston Police will be on-site to assist with pedestrian and traffic management.

You will be notified by flyer again and temporary parking restrictions will be posted prior to the start of this phase. These parking restrictions will be in effect during the time of construction and will be strictly enforced.

Salem Street is a challenging location to conduct these extensive improvements and there are no easy alternatives to the inconvenience of this construction project. Your patience and cooperation is appreciated during this important neighborhood improvement project.

Please contact Frank O’Brien of the PWD at Frank.O’Brien@cityofboston.gov or at 617- 635-3485 with any questions.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. I could not be more pleased to see that Salem Street will be resurfaced to look and feel like a real road, not a pothole laden surface with years of mismatched unlevel patches of asphalt. Let’s hope they do this right — I was pretty shocked by the shoddy work the city contractors did on the handicapped ramps — but some say those were temporary. Let’s hope it looks great!

  2. The scope of work includes:

    • The existing roadway will be scarified/grinded to an approximate depth of 1.5 inches
    • Roadway utility structures such as manholes and castings will be adjusted to correct height or replaced as needed.
    • Paving of the roadway from curb-to-curb.
    • Addition of bike safety lane!

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