Humphrey Street Paving Starts Mid-Month

The town selected a Melrose paving company for the work.


Swampscott's  director said on Friday that Humphrey Street paving is scheduled to start in one week, on Aug. 13.

This should be welcome news to many residents who have been eager for new asphalt on Humphrey.

The street will be milled — the old asphalt removed and ground up — and paved from the Puritan Road and Atlantic Avenue split to the Marblehead town line.

Salem Street will also be milled and paved, he said.

This work is part of the town's regular road paving schedule and unrelated to the recent re-work of temporary trench paving by National Grid on the other end of Humphrey.

As far as the upcoming project goes, it is unclear yet at which end the Melrose paving contractor will start .

The town selected the most competive bidder for the summer and fall paving contract, DR Paving of Melrose.

DR bid $840,000 on the estimated $950,000 paving package.

Under the contract the Melrose company will have 90 days to complete the work.

Patch will post the complete paving schedule when the information is available later this month.

Looking ahead, Town Administrator Tom Younger plans to develop a five-year paving plan that will identify roads scheduled for work, their length, the type of work to be done and the estimated cost.

Bob Sherriff August 06, 2012 at 03:42 PM
This is the best news I have heard from the DPW after putting up with the obstacle course that is upper Humphrey Street for years. I will be a happy man when I drive from Humphrey Street, Marblehead into Humphrey Street, Swampscott and not notice the jumbling difference. Huzzah to the DPW!!!
pamela boucher August 06, 2012 at 06:42 PM
yes this is the best news ever. i go to the bank in marblehead and boy the roads are in rough shape and it is about time it is going to get fix and no gutted road and potholes. good news for the dpw also.
pamela boucher September 01, 2012 at 06:02 PM
when is it going to be done?


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