Monday, October 15, 2012
Summer/fall paving continues today with several roads slated for completion by day's end.
Summer/fall paving continues today with several roads slated for completion by day's end. These roads are as follows: Lewis Road, Palmer Road, Cutting Road, Mostyn Street, Allen Road and Baycliffe Road. The following roads have been milled and received a first coat of paving but still need their castings — sewer covers and such — raised and a final coat of asphalt. They are Humphrey Street, Puritan Road, Spring Court, Oakledge road, Plymouth Lane, Belleair Drive, Duke Street and Ryan Street. The town selected the most competive bidder for the summer and fall paving contract, DR Paving of Melrose, Public Works Director Gino Cresta said earlier. DR bid $840,000 on the estimated $950,000 paving package, he said. Under the contract the …
Thursday, September 20, 2012
The work has started on Salem Street and will continue at other locations including Humphrey in the coming weeks.
Here are the streets scheduled for upcoming paving, according to a list from Swampscott Publi Works Director Gino Cresta. The town selected the most competive bidder for the summer and fall paving contract, DR Paving of Melrose, the Public Works director said. DR bid $840,000 on the estimated $950,000 paving package, he said. Under the contract the Melrose company will have 90 days to complete the work, he said. This work is part of the town's regular road paving schedule and unrelated to the trench work by National Grid on the other end of Humphrey.
Monday, August 6, 2012
The town selected a Melrose paving company for the work.
Swampscott's Department of Public Works 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 …
Monday, July 2, 2012
Now that the Legislature had approved release of Chapter 90 funds the town can move ahead with its paving program by the end of July.
The overdue allocation of paving funds should be headed to Massachusetts towns soon now that the Legislature has approved the Chapter 90 appropriations. Town Administrator Tom Younger said the Chapter 90 bill was on the governor's desk Friday. The administrator expects Swampscott's $302,863 allocation will arrive in mid-July. Gino Cresta, Swampscott's Department of Public Works director, said the town opened bids recently on a paving contract with $950,000 worth of work. The bids came in very competitive. DR Paving of Melrose bid of $840,000 was the most competitive. The contract gives the paving company 90 days to complete the work. It will start by the end of July, the director said. The first job will be paving Humphrey Street from …
Monday, June 18, 2012
A reader posed a question for Rep. Lori Ehrlich on why Swampscott receives less state funding for road repairs than other towns.
Question: Can you ask Rep. Ehrlich why Swampscott receives much less than other towns. In this case, specifically Marblehead receives 25% more funding. Chapter 90 funding for Road Repairs, FY 2013: Beverly $1,029,148 Danvers $920,156 Salem $874,160 Peabody $1,279,587 Ipswich $442,076 Marblehead $449,162 Swampscott $302,863 Hamilton $246,225 Wenham $152,698 Source: Massachusetts Department of Transportation Answer (From Thomas Mills of Rep. Ehrlich's office): Thanks for bringing the question to our attention. First I wanted to provide your readers/our constituents with some background on the Chapter 90 program. MassDOT does a good job of ensuring this information is available on their website, so it would be great if you …
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
It's been at least 25 years since the Paradise Road yard has been paved.
This time it's their yard getting spruced up and their surface getting paved. After a year that included paving on Burrill, Stanley and Puritan, the Department of Public Works is getting some much needed asphalt spread at its garage. "In the middle there were some huge potholes," DPW Director Gino Cresta said yesterday in the Paradise Road lot. Last week, DPW moved plows and other pieces equipment, temporarily, to space at the pumping station on Humphrey Street. Monday afternoon, the oil-rich smell of asphalt circulated on Paradise Road as Atlantic Paving of Salem dumped, spread and rolled new asphalt sidewalks outside the yard. They will do the same inside the yard's gate today and tomorrow. Inside the yard on Monday, a loader bucket …
Friday, August 12, 2011
Work remains on Tidd, Prospect, Sheridan and Ocean View.
As of early this week the Public Works Department had three jobs left in its $675,000 paving project from last year. Project contractor Aggregate Industries started the Tidd Street paving job 4-6 weeks ago, grinding the existing asphalt, said Public Works Director Gino Cresta. The work stopped when the town learned residents had petitioned National Grid to install a natural gas line. The line has since been installed and Cresta said he expected Aggregate to return some time this month and complete the job. At the same time the company will lay down a 2-inch finish coat of asphalt on Prospect Street. Otherwise, the only work remaining from the $675,000 project is grinding and overlaying — paving a second layer over existing asphalt — …