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The Patrick-Murray Administration during the Worcester Blackstone Canalfest celebration announced the $7.5 million Worcester Canal District streetscape project is moving forward.  Bids have now been advertised for the project, partially funded by the federal stimulus American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
 
The $7.5 million Blackstone Canal District streetscape improvement project involves resurfacing, widened sidewalks with upgraded materials, enhanced signage, plantings and street trees, decorative street lighting and improved pedestrian crossings. The work also includes installation of street furniture – benches, bike racks, waste receptacles and water elements representing the Blackstone Canal.

The Canalfest is an annual celebration of food, music, dance and history at the site of the Blackstone Canal, which was built in the 1820’s for shipping purposes to connect Worcester to Providence via the Blackstone River. Streetscape construction will begin in the winter.

The project boundaries are in the Canal District area located between Grafton Street and Green Street from Union Station to Kelley Square and along Harding Street and Millbury Street from Kelley Square to Brosnihan Square. The City of Worcester has acquired all necessary right-of-way easements.

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