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Archive for Friday, August 25, 2006

Mass Street opens ahead of schedule

Fair weather and extra work brought a quicker end to construction

August 25, 2006

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Massachusetts Street is once again fully open to traffic and parking after construction crews working on a downtown waterline replacement project removed barricades this morning.

Parking is now allowed on both sides of the 700 and 800 blocks of Massachusetts Street, and two-way traffic once again is allowed. The two-block section had been limited to one-way traffic for most of the summer as crews replaced century-old waterlines.

The streets were expected to not be fully open until Sept. 11, but good weather and extra work by the contractor allowed the project to move ahead about two weeks ahead of schedule, said Chris Stewart, the city's interim director of utilities.

Minor work continues on the project, but it is not expected to impede traffic.

Comments

grubesteak 7 years, 7 months ago

@Bozo

I'm not sure why this is a bad thing either. But I'll bet if you asked anyone who has a business on Mass. Street, they're more than happy that it's finished.

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macon47 7 years, 7 months ago

mecham, maybe the contractor earned the bonus? that is an unusual concept in lawerence where someone gets paid for doing a job ? most people in lawrence just wait for something to be handed to them, and still whine about that

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Pywacket 7 years, 7 months ago

Anybody hear anything lately about when the extensive work on 1055 (the "back way" between Lawrence & Baldwin) will be finished? I thought it was to be done some time in August, but I may be wrong. Thanks for any info, if anyone has read/heard an update on that project. The detouring wears thin (as do my tires, as I take unpaved roads now..).

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mechman 7 years, 7 months ago

finished early YES!!!!!!!!!!!! but how much BONUS money did the contractor make???? you will not see that!

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just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 7 years, 7 months ago

What was the topic of the article?

Oh yea, Mass St. opened up a few days early. Judging by some of the posts in this thread, that must be a really bad thing, although it's not really clear why that is bad.

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macon47 7 years, 7 months ago

SORRY, SAD TO SAY, IT WILL NEVER HAPPEN. it is so much more applealing to pay a bunch of outside consultants, who think out of the box to provide us with numerous candidates for booger and rumber to drool over and make jump thru hoops. common sense never has played a part of any commissiioner decisions, lets just build a park and plant a rose bush. OOPS, I SAID BUSH, sorrry

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Rationalanimal 7 years, 7 months ago

The evidence continues to mount supporting my statements that more has happened in 6 months with Dave Corlisss as City Manager than the previous 10 years.

The City Communishers will truly show their utter incompetence if they continue traveling down the path of insisting on a hard-line socialist PR face for the City Manager position rather than a practical and competent day-to-day performer.

When the tailgate drops, the BS stops, Dave Corliss is the real deal.

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macon47 7 years, 7 months ago

praise be the komissionars rumble and booger, they have saved the downtown glory be to them. they are our saviours BRING ON THE BUMS AND THE BEGGARS

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Godot 7 years, 7 months ago

See what magic can be worked when there is financial incentive involved? As I recall, the contractor is to get extra money for each day he finishes ahead of schedule.

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Centrist 7 years, 7 months ago

I'm in shock - a taxpayer-funded project finished AHEAD of time.

Good job!!!!

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