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Bridge Street Project Finishing Up

Final paving starts Thursday.

Final paving on Bridge Street will begin Thursday night, City Planner Lynn Duncan told the Salem News.

Paving will continue next week and work should be done by early July, the outlet reported.

Salem Patch has fielded countless questions from residents concerned about the future of the street, which has been under construction for 

In addition concerns about the street itself, residents on adjoining streets have dealt with .

 How to you feel about the announcement the work is supposed to be finishing up?

Susan Major May 31, 2012 at 02:31 PM
"Great buildings, bridges and dams have been built in less time than this glorified repaving job." Well said. I live smack in the middle of it and I'm still astonished at the absurdities I've seen and had to live with for years. I had a good laugh with the detail officer the other morning when he said: "But it will be so great when it's finished." He followed quickly with: "Isn't that what they've been saying for what...three years now?"
Jared Robinson May 31, 2012 at 11:56 PM
god, when you put it like that 'just repaving and sidewalks' it sounds like an eternity. However, there was a LOT more stuff going on under the street too... but there was at LEAST a years worth of nothing being done due to miscommunication between the city and the state.
Wellington West June 01, 2012 at 02:25 AM
I would be thrilled to see just one of the Beckett street cops take fifteen minutes to ticket the 50% of cars parked on residential only streets in the neighborhood without permits.
Chris June 01, 2012 at 12:25 PM
The officer I talked about above was working Beckett St, they had no interest in the cars that were parked illegally. I haven't seen anyone checking permits since Bill Legault stopped working for the City, he would come down Essex as far as Webb St checking for illegally parked cars, and he'd check every cross street between Essex and Derby.
Jared Robinson June 13, 2012 at 02:46 PM
added some photos of the project 2/3rds done last 1/3 to be done tomorrow between Webb and Howard St

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