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


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.


Centrist 11 years, 10 months ago

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

Good job!!!!

Godot 11 years, 10 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.

Rationalanimal 11 years, 10 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.

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 11 years, 10 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.

mechman 11 years, 10 months ago

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

grubesteak 11 years, 10 months ago


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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