Robert K McCarthy
Councillor Ward One
Check out this week's Salem Cable Project update—plus, a look ahead to what expect in the upcoming weeks.
As we mentioned in last week's newsletter, contractors have finished removing the old direct buried S-145 transmission cable and are now focused on extracting the last section of the old T-146 duct bank-encased transmission cable that connected the Canal Street Substation to the Salem Harbor Station. As of today, 98.79 percent of the old T-146 cable has been removed. We'll check back with more information on the T-146 as it becomes available.
Contractors are also working to restore the concrete and brick sidewalks on New Derby Street and Congress Street, and they're finalizing work inside the Salem Harbor Station and Canal Street Substation.
Curb-to-curb road resurfacing will begin in the second week of July as planned. Contractors have prioritized this work sequence based on feedback from the Salem Cable Project Working Group, a joint venture with the City of Salem meant to mitigating potential inconveniences to locals to the greatest extent feasible.
As always, police details will be present at our work sites to facilitate vehicle and pedestrian traffic management. Please use caution in and around these active work areas to minimize risks to your personal safety and to avoid any interference with construction.
If you have any questions, don't hesitate to call our toll-free hotline at 844-SALEM-CABLE or use the "Contact Us" feature on our website at salemcableproject.com.
We thank you for your continued patience as we work as quickly and as safely as possible to complete the project.
The Salem Cable Project