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Restoration of Salem's Town Pump Fountain Set to Begin

Work on the downtown Salem fountain is expected to last through the month of June.

Salem's Town Pump Fountain. Patch file photo.
Salem's Town Pump Fountain. Patch file photo.
Work to restore the Town Pump Fountain at the corner of the Essex Street Pedestrian Mall and Washington Street will get underway soon, according to an announcement issued Tuesday. 

The city’s contractor, R. Bates and Sons, intends to work Monday through Friday between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. 

The target date of completion for this project is June 30.

The Pedestrian Mall will be kept open for pedestrian access and deliveries throughout the period of construction; however, there may be periods of time when vehicular access for deliveries will be restricted at the Essex and Washington Streets Intersection.

Information on the project can be found here.

Residents and business owners with questions are encouraged to contact Andrew Shapiro in the Department of Planning and Community Development at 978-619-5685 or ashapiro@salem.com.
john May 13, 2014 at 04:55 PM
Another great idea by Salem. The last time the fountain worked it was regularly shut off due to people bathing and soap being put in the water. Don't worry about pot holes, failing schools or needles all over our streets , lets just fix the pump so we can shut it off.
Drew Mann May 13, 2014 at 07:30 PM
AKA my favorite bubble machine!

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