Bridge St. reconstruction starts today. There'll be an informational meeting at the Carlton School tomorrow night at 7. I won't make that meeting. The neighborhood is no stranger to construction projects like the Veterans Riverway and the Veterans Memorial bridge, and this project is the end of an overall plan spanning over 30 years.
This Salem News article has the usual cynical commentariat about flagmen, corrupt officials and lazy workers. Yawn. I love how there are always magical private sector pixies about that would finish projects instantly if we only stood back and let them. I seem to recall, though, reading over the years of private sector, excuse me, Private Sector contractors getting paid by the day and padding projects.
My colleague Charlie will bear it worse than I will since I live a good distance south of the construction.
(For such a “tiny insignificant greenspace”, it’s remarkable just how much it insulates me from most traffic, especially since I’m just feet away from moving cars on the Ash St. side of my parking lot.)