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Waterline repairs to be discussed at meeting

May 14, 2006

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Downtown business owners and others will have a chance to learn more about a waterline replacement project that will tear up much of downtown this summer.

A public meeting will be at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at City Hall, Sixth and Massachusetts streets. Engineers from BG Consultants and city staff members will be on hand to answer questions.

The summer's work - scheduled to begin May 22 - will occur in three phases. First, work will occur on the east side of Massachusetts Street in the 700 and 800 blocks. During that time, traffic will be allowed to go only southbound on the street, and parking will be removed from the east side of the street.

Work then will shift to the west side of the 700 and 800 blocks of Massachusetts Street. During that time, only northbound traffic will be allowed, and parking will be removed from the west side of the street. The last portion of the project will be a repaving of that section of Massachusetts Street.

Sidewalks will be open during the project. Midblock crosswalks also will remain open. The project is expected to last until mid-September.

Comments

lunacydetector 8 years, 7 months ago

the city should do away with parking meters downtown during this construction period so it can feel the complete pain it causes businesses when it shuts down a street for months (when construction can be done much faster by requiring shorter deadlines).

BJ 8 years, 7 months ago

Hello Marion, In Europe they sometimes ONLY work at night (8:00pm through 6:00AM) and on Sundays to make sure that the citizens are not inconvenienced. But then again, they also have public transportation, roundabouts only where there is enough space and they make sense, socialized medicine, no listening in on telephone conversations unless one has a court order, no unions, about 1/10th of the teenage pregnancies per capita compared to the USA (they actually tell their youngsters about condems and STD's), a drinking age policy that results in about 1/8th of the DUI's per capita compared to the USA (if it's legal, all of a sudden it isn't as cool to get drunk) and a lot of other ridiculous rules that make absolutely no sense to politicians in the most free country in the world where we let thousands and thousands of people die because the government apparently feels that it is their own fault that they lived in New Orleans and surrounding metropolitan areas. But that's a story for another day. I hope everyone had a nice weekend.

PS: Doing away with the parking meters only invites people that live and/or work on Mass to park their cars there. It will not benefit the stores, only make it worse for the businesses. Just my 2 cents.

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