Boulevard Open to Traffic As Work Continues
Work to replace curbs and sidewalks along one section of the Boulevard began this week. Police are on the scene directing traffic keeping it moving in both directions. Businesses are still open while work is being done.
The Boulevard will remain open to traffic and businesses will stay open while work to tear up and replace sidewalks and curbs continues to a two-block section over the next few weeks.
Work began Monday and is expected to last up to four weeks, according to Police Chief Michael Colaneri.
By mid-morning Monday workers had begun to replace the curbing along the west side of the Boulevard between Franklin and Jefferson avenues. Police officers were on scene directing traffic on both sides.
There is no parking allowed on these streets while the work is being done.
The streetscape project involves the replacing of sidewalks and curbing and the installation of new lights along the Boulevard from Franklin to Hamilton Avenue.
It’s an ongoing project which is being funded predominantly through grants from the state Department of Transportation. This section will now resemble the area from Washington up to Jefferson which was revitalized about two years ago.
Preliminary work began last week with the removal of trees. New trees will be planted when the project is complete.