Paving Maplewood Ave - Please Expect Delays and Detours - Seek Alternative Routes

Joined: September 9th, 2008, 8:18 am

October 4th, 2017, 1:01 pm #1

On Tuesday, October 3, 2017, the City of Gloucester will begin work for final paving on Maplewood Avenue and Myrtle Square. There will be no parking on either side of the street between 7:00 AM and 3:00 PM beginning Tuesday, October 3, 2017 through Friday October 6, 2017,   so the contractor can complete the work in a timely manner. This project is weather dependent.

We recognize the inconvenience to neighbors and motorists and will take all steps necessary to minimize the disruption, but please seek alternative routes if possible.  Expect delays and detours.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Department of Public Works at 978-281-9785.

Thank you for your cooperation.
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Joined: June 20th, 2007, 11:54 pm

October 4th, 2017, 3:22 pm #2

Much needed work, glad it's being done.
A heads up, at 8 am I had to bring my truck to the shop and couldn't use Maplewood Ave., Washington St. from Railroad Ave. was bumper to bumper taking about 15 minutes to reach the rotary. I could see bumper to bumper traffic coming from the APA Bridge into town. Allow plenty of time if you travel this route.
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Joined: April 1st, 2011, 11:07 pm

October 12th, 2017, 6:46 pm #3

rosy464 wrote: On Tuesday, October 3, 2017, the City of Gloucester will begin work for final paving on Maplewood Avenue and Myrtle Square. There will be no parking on either side of the street between 7:00 AM and 3:00 PM beginning Tuesday, October 3, 2017 through Friday October 6, 2017,   so the contractor can complete the work in a timely manner. This project is weather dependent.

We recognize the inconvenience to neighbors and motorists and will take all steps necessary to minimize the disruption, but please seek alternative routes if possible.  Expect delays and detours.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Department of Public Works at 978-281-9785.

Thank you for your cooperation.
The work on Maplewood Ave continued into this week and as 10/12/17 the road is still closed.

Meanwhile work at several downtown areas of Washington Street caused major grid lock especially when school got out.

With proper planning it should have been planned to have possible delays of a week or so on repaving Maplewood Ave.
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Joined: June 25th, 2007, 6:00 pm

October 12th, 2017, 6:58 pm #4

I drove home from sailing practice about 5:45 on Maplewood and up Cherry. Maplewood is BEAUTIFUL.
The only worry I had was that people may get used to the superhighway and come into the corner at Linsky's too fast.
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Joined: November 13th, 2010, 12:37 pm

October 12th, 2017, 9:17 pm #5

Damon wrote: I drove home from sailing practice about 5:45 on Maplewood and up Cherry. Maplewood is BEAUTIFUL.
The only worry I had was that people may get used to the superhighway and come into the corner at Linsky's too fast.
I wouldn't worry too much about that, Damon . 

There are usually plenty of people parking on the no-parking side (with flashers on, which apparently overrides/nullifies the no-parking regulation), restricting traffic to one lane, that most cars will have to stop once or twice as they work their way down the new superhighway. 

I suspect these are the same people who are incapable of walking 5 or 10 extra steps to the liquor store or Shaw's, so they park in the fire lane. 
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Joined: September 1st, 2012, 8:06 am

October 14th, 2017, 8:46 am #6

Fortune Cookie wrote:
Damon wrote: I drove home from sailing practice about 5:45 on Maplewood and up Cherry. Maplewood is BEAUTIFUL.
The only worry I had was that people may get used to the superhighway and come into the corner at Linsky's too fast.
I suspect these are the same people who are incapable of walking 5 or 10 extra steps to the liquor store or Shaw's, so they park in the fire lane.
...or outside any damn supermarket.
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Joined: January 17th, 2008, 6:36 pm

October 14th, 2017, 9:54 am #7

Maplewood Ave. is very nice now. 
Wow,it was a rough ride(especially near Linsky's) for years.
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Joined: June 25th, 2007, 6:00 pm

October 14th, 2017, 2:13 pm #8

Fishtown Boy wrote: Maplewood Ave. is very nice now. 
Wow,it was a rough ride(especially near Linsky's) for years.
The light sign at Grant Circle says Maplewood Ave will be dicey on Monday while lines are painted.
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Joined: January 23rd, 2007, 10:37 pm

October 14th, 2017, 4:20 pm #9

I haven't been up to Gloucester in ages.

Glad to hear of the repaving. Out west (Arizona) they use concrete, not asphalt which is destined to break down.

I've always felt as though cities should dig up the granite curbstone, clean it up, and sell it. It's worth a fortune! and here it lies, buried all but a few inches revealed. For what? And in some cases, it is, and replaced with Chelmsford granite, which you break apart with a 2 lb hammer. (And plows are making a joke out of them.) Why even bother with the Chelmsford crap? Point being, that the Cape Ann granite could be sold, easily! At a hefty profit.

Ask Paul Butman or Bruce Johnson.
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Joined: June 25th, 2007, 6:00 pm

October 16th, 2017, 7:44 pm #10

deleted, repetitive.
Last edited by Damon on October 16th, 2017, 7:49 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Joined: June 25th, 2007, 6:00 pm

October 16th, 2017, 7:47 pm #11

Lines are painted. It is really a nice road now. The crosswalks are clearly painted and I think in the right places.
Yes, now that people are parking it is not such a speedway.
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