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Peabody Main Streets project to resume construction

Posted by Terri Ogan  April 2, 2013 04:44 PM

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After a four month suspension for winter weather, the city of Peabody has resumed work on the Main Street Corridor Realignment project.

Construction crews will begin removing sidewalk and curbing this week along the eastbound side. The work will begin at Washington Street and head towards Peabody Square. Once this section is substantially underway the different crews will begin on the Howley Street end.

Work will occur weekdays beginning at 7 a.m. and finish around 3 p.m. and all Main Street businesses will remain open.

Among the project’s components is a reduction from four lanes to two lanes along key sections of Main Street. In addition to the lane reconfiguration, the project features upgraded and synchronized traffic light equipment, enhanced signs, and repaving.

Specific pedestrian and streetscape improvements include enhanced crosswalks and pedestrian “bumpouts,” traffic islands and mid-street pedestrian refuges, sidewalks throughout the entire corridor that comply with the Americans With Disabilities Act and extensive street tree landscaping and brick paver crosswalks and hardscaping.

The project is scheduled to be completed by June 30.

Regular project updates will be available at www.peabody-ma.gov.

Terri Ogan can be reached at oganglobe@gmail.com, or follow her on Twitter.

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