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.