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Crews Resurface Sullivan Square in Charlestown, Work to Resume This Summer

The Boston PWD completed paving on June 9; striping and other work will continue this summer.

Credit: Patch file photo
Credit: Patch file photo

In the span of two weeks, the Boston Public Works Department completed resurfacing efforts to Sullivan Square in Charlestown for the first time in 25 years, officials said Wednesday. 

Improvements to the area began on Tuesday, May 27, with paving being completed on Monday, June 9, a day ahead of schedule, officials said. During that time, the PWD paved the roads in Sullivan Square, smoothing the roadway to improve safety and transportation access.

Striping on the roads and pedestrian ramp work will continue through the summer; the work will include improved bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure. The total investment in the roadways and sidewalks will total about $900,000.

"Roadway infrastructure improvements can be disruptive while they're underway, but keep our city and economy moving in the long term," Boston Mayor Martin Walsh said Wednesday. "We appreciate the public's patience in allowing the Public Works crews to complete this much needed work in a timely and safe manner."

To date more than two lane miles of road in and around the Sullivan Square area have been paved, officials said, including Alford, Cambridge, Main and Mishawum streets, as well as Rutherford Avenue and West Street. 

As part of the effort, PWD crews laid 36,000 square yards of asphalt pavement, totally about 3,740 tons of material. Moreover, 200 utility manholes and castings were raised or improved to meet the level of the new road, officials said. 

The PWD has issued a thanks to area residents and drivers through temporary electronic sign boards. 

ctownBOS June 19, 2014 at 06:28 AM
Just thinking - Agreed. Makes no sense. And they waste their time and our money trying to change an NFL team name because someone looking for money says it offends them. Sick ppl
Joseph June 19, 2014 at 11:07 AM
I've been saying the same thing JT!! How is it possible that they build an entire mall, parking garage and T station (almost complete), and they're unable to build this bridge? There's a company across from the Museum of Science that built an entire office building in the meantime. Several office buildings in the Seaport have been built and fully occupied. Why is this particular bridge project being ignored by those overseeing these municipal projects? Where's the accountability? So many questions, so few answers.

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