Post Content

massdot_highway_logoMassDOT has announced that a 600-foot section of Canal Street in Salem between Ocean Avenue and Hersey Street will be open only to “local traffic” and closed to “through” traffic for approximately 12 weeks to allow construction work to continue on a portion of the corridor.

Beginning on Tuesday, May 30, and continuing through Tuesday, July 18, traffic will be restricted between Ocean Avenue and Hersey Street.  During that time, detours will be posted allowing through traffic to travel through the corridor via Laurel Street, Hazel Street, Ocean Avenue, Linden Street, and Forest Avenue. Hersey Street will be temporarily made a two-way street to allow vehicles to access Canal Street businesses from the Linden Street detour.

In addition, from approximately Tuesday, July 18, through Tuesday, August 22, through traffic will be restricted from Hersey Street to Forest Avenue. During that time, detours will be posted allowing through traffic to travel through the corridor via Broadway and Ocean Avenue.

In anticipation of detour routes which will be used, the City of Salem is paving portions of the detour streets in the neighborhood adjacent to Canal Street. All Canal Street businesses will be open during this time period, with the exception of McDonalds, which will temporarily close in order to do building renovations.

These partial road closures and traffic impacts are necessary in order to allow crews to safely and effectively reconstruct the roadway by excavating to 30-inches below the road surface, more than twice the standard excavation depth, filling the roadway with a light concrete fill, instead of conventional fill, and then installing a stabilizing high-strength geo-tech fabric over the top of the fill. A final paving layer will then go over the geo-tech fabric.

Drivers who are traveling through the affected areas should be mindful of potential delays, reduce speed, and use caution. All scheduled work is weather dependent and subject to change without notice.

Written By:

Tags:

Recent Posts

MassDOT Underscores Importance of Avoiding Distracted Driving posted on Jun 16

MassDOT Underscores Importance of Avoiding Distracted Driving

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is underscoring the importance of removing distractions while driving, urging drivers as summer vehicle travel increases to please pay attention to the road, reduce speed and drive hands-free of devices. The Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) has recorded 53,638 motor vehicle citations which includes 40,181 warnings for distracted driving since the Baker-Polito Administration’s “hands-free” law took effect on February 23, 2020.

Transportation and Wildlife Officials Band Peregrine Falcon Chicks at the Gillis Bridge Nest Box posted on Jun 16

Transportation and Wildlife Officials Band Peregrine Falcon Chicks at the Gillis Bridge Nest Box

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation, (MassDOT) in collaboration with the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife’s Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program (NHESP), is announcing the successful banding of two male peregrine falcon chicks from a nesting box on the Gillis Bridge in Newburyport.

Registry Announces Appointments for In-person Transactions are Continuing as State of Emergency is Lifted Today posted on Jun 15

Registry Announces Appointments for In-person Transactions are Continuing as State of Emergency is Lifted Today

The Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) is announcing that many of the new initiatives that were put in place to provide additional flexibility for its customers during the COVID-19 pandemic, will continue as the State of Emergency in Massachusetts is lifted as of today, Tuesday, June 15.