Saturday, March 23, 2013
The work will require lane closures. This is the second year in the three-year project.
Work on the Tobin Bridge resumes next week, and will include day and night lane closures. Crews will be erecting platforms preparing for sandblasting and painting on the three-year bridge rehab project. This year's work, to continue to November, is the second of those three years, according to the Massachusetts Department of Transportation. The Tobin — also know as the Mystic River Bridge — has been carrying traffic over the Mystic River since 1950. Beginning next week, the contractor will begin to deploy a combination of both day- and night-time lane closures that will affect both the northbound/lower deck, and the southbound/upper deck of the bridge. Permanent lane restrictions will begin the week of April 8. MassDOT has scheduled a …
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Town officials want to track the project's progress.
The Board of Selectmen are scheduled to hear a report Wednesday from the committee that is supervising the construction of the new Police Station. The briefing by the Police Station Building Committee is set for tonight's selectmen's meeting, which starts at 7:15 p.m. Vice Chairman David Van Dam had asked previously for a briefing on the status of the station construction project, saying residents have complained to him that they do not know what is happening on the station construction. Board Chairman Richard Malagrifa assured Van Dam that the construction project has not overspent its contingency funds and he does not expect it to, now that the project has completed the "below ground" work. "We are not over our contingencies," …
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
National Grid had a paving contractor mill the road's uneven surface on Monday in preparation for paving today.
The town's Public Works director has put the brakes on National Grid's utility work on Humphrey Street until they level the street's bumpy temporary paving. Meawhile, a National Grid spokeswoman says the utility is cooperating with the town. National Grid agreed to stop its infrastructure work and put the road in the condition the town wants, said spokeswoman Charlotte McCormack. The leveling got underway Monday and paving is expected to take place today, said Swampscott Public Works Director Gino Cresta. The town shut down National Grid's installation of conduit for underground electrical lines more than a week ago, the director said. The utility company still has a section of trench work for electrical lines between St. John's Church …
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Three major projects are underway and soon they will be joined by a fourth.
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Saturday, April 21, 2012
Construction projects big and small are underway on Humphrey Street. Crews are digging and drilling, surveying and setting forms all within about a mile of each other. From the Gateway property to the pumping station no fewer than three major projects and two minor projects are in motion. A fourth major project on Humphrey, installation of underground and above ground utility lines, including fiber optics, is expected to start within a week or so, said Swampscott Fire Chief Kevin Breen. The fire chief and Police Chief Ron Madigan were at the site of the new police station on Tuesday. They met with utility company representatives to talk about the best place to locate utilities for the new police station, said the police chief. Crews are …
Friday, February 17, 2012
Police station construction at 531 Humphrey is expected to resume on March 5.
Construction on the new police station is expected to resume March 5. The building project awaits the pumping station — located on the same property — returning on line and removal of the temporary by-pass, Acting Town Administrator David Castellarin said. The by-pass was installed late last year after a major system failure flooded the station with sewerage. So far, some initial excavation has been completed at the 531 Humphrey St. site. Pat Jones of the Police Station Building Committee said the police station project has been in a holding pattern this winter. The contractor, TLT Construction, pulled back from construction because the company did not want to risk damaging the nearby sewer system by-pass. The temporary line is above …
Thursday, February 9, 2012
The Conservation Commission heard and approved a below-ground pool for the oceanfront home.
Conservation Commission members on Wednesday approved an oceanfront property owner’s plans to construct a pool within 100 feet of the coastal bank. At Wednesday's meeting, Salem engineer Scott Patrowicz represented Thomas Kostinden, who will be living at the 60 Tupelo Road address once the new home is constructed. The previous home, a tile-roofed mansion built in 1920, was recently demolished. The property is now piled with rubble but if good weather holds, construction on the new home could start in two to three weeks, the engineer said. The pool needed the Conservation Commission’s approval because the pool will be so close to the ocean. The project, an 8-foot-deep infinity pool, may or may not include a pool house, Patrowicz said. …
Sunday, December 11, 2011
Officials, officers, and other police station supporters joined construction team members Friday morning on Humphrey Street. They celebrated the start of construction for the new Swampscott Police Station.
Police station supporters posed with bright, clean shovels, all but one of which never made it into the ground at this morning’s groundbreaking ceremony on Humphrey Street. Later, long after group photographs were clicked for posterity, police Chief Ron Madigan couldn't resist scooping a clump of hard-packed pumping station dirt into his shovel. That drove home the point for him that the town was actually getting a new station with the room and features to carry out 21st century police work. He and others said during the ceremony that the road to the $6.4 million station was long, winding and rife with barriers. The chief wondered at times if he would see a new station in his career. Town Administrator Andrew Maylor said the effort was …
Friday, September 16, 2011
The town Conservation Commission approved the building plans on Wednesday.
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Friday, September 16, 2011
Plans for the town’s new police station received approval from the Swampscott Conservation Commission on Wednesday. “I’m pleased the plans have been approved and that we can move ahead,” Police Chief Ron Madigan said. Conservation review typically includes wetland, setback and drainage items. Conservation Commission member Tom Rusk said the panel approved the plan for the Humphrey Street station project and will issue an OOC, or order of conditions, so work can begin. “They will not need to appear before the Commission until the project is completed when they will request a certificate of compliance,” Rusk stated. The remaining piece in the review process is for the state highway department to sign off, the police chief said. Bids to …
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Excavation work at former site of Papa John's across from Fisherman's Beach.
Meninno Construction demolished the former Papa John's building at 410 Humphrey St. about a month ago, said Asst. Foreman TJ Regan. Today, Tuesday, July 19, Regan and project foreman Tony Kotkowsi were digging a foundation for the new structure. Kotkowski operated the excavator. They started the work Monday and will finish soon. The old building stood on a concrete slab. The new two-story structure will have a basement. Concrete workers will place forms and pour the foundation in the coming days. In a week-and-a-half, the Meninno crew will return to backfill around the foundation before a framing crew comes in and puts up the building shell. Linda Paster, clerk with the town Building Office, said the builder has a permit for a 2-story …