Malden Local Notifications PLUS

Open Issues: 138 Closed Issues: 369 Acknowledged Issues: 39
  • Blomerth St Malden, Massachusetts, 02148 - Malden Ward 3

    Please do a better job of notifying residents of DAILY construction work that will impact access to their property. Our neighborhood received a flyer last week that notified us of upcoming water main work, but that flyer listed no dates.

    Yesterday, several people in our neighborhood were caught off guard by work being done that blocked our street, and blocked several driveways. If we had been notified in advance, residents could have parked on the street so they would not be stuck in their driveways while the work was being done.

    There is not enough space in this neighborhood for everyone to park on the street all of the time. Simply giving us very broad notice of work being done, with no specific dates, is useless. We cannot ALL park on the street indefinitely until the project is completed.

    Many residents are extremely concerned about the poor communication shown so far in the early stages of this project, and what we can expect as the project moves forward. Are we going to suddenly discover that we cannot leave our driveways again? Are we going to suddenly find ourselves with no water, with no advance notice?

    This poor communication is inexcusable, and shows a lack of concern for the impact that this project has on residents. We can't work with you if you won't tell us what to expect, and when to expect it.

    A previous SeeClickFix report on this same concern was never addressed; more poor communication, and keeping the residents in the dark.

    Please do better for the tax paying residents in this community. We know these water main improvements need to be made, but we also need to be able to live our lives during the project.

    I hope this report actually receives a reply, instead of more silence.

  • 64 Granville Avenue Malden, MA, 02148, USA - Malden Ward 5
    The sidewalks and roads on Granville Avenue beginning at Dale Street and moving towards Fairview are in very bad shape. They have been like this for at least 10 years with continuous pot hole patches each year. The condition of the sidewalks and roads makes it dangerous for children and strollers. I hope that we will see re-paved roads and sidewalks in this neighborhood. Many streets in the area have been repaved, however this street continues to crumble.
  • Blomerth St Malden, Massachusetts, 02148 - Malden Ward 3

    When is the City going to send someone down to Blomerth St. to see what is going on with this construction project???

    First, a neighbor filed a report about driveway access being blocked for up to a week. That report received a dismissive reply that did not address the real issue. A second report about the same issue was filed by a different neighbor, explaining the problem in more detail. That report has been passed from Public Works to Engineering, like all prior reports, and is still awaiting a reply. Multiple reports about botched management on previous construction projects also received no reply from the Engineering Department, and nothing was done to address the residents' concerns.

    Today, the contractor placed "No Parking" signs on the EVEN side of the street, and started demolition on the sidewalk on the even side, even though they have not completed work on the ODD side, and "No Parking" signs are still placed along the entire length of the odd side of the street. There are now "No Parking" signs on BOTH sides of the street.

    I spoke with the jobsite foreman about this this afternoon. He assured me that they would remove all of the "No Parking" signs from the odd side of the street at the end of the day today. It is now after 6:00pm. All workers have left for the day. Signs still remain on BOTH sides of the street. We don't know where we're supposed to park now. Are they still working on the odd side AND the even side, at the same time? Neighbors are coming home from work, and the general confusion has caused many to give up and just park wherever they can, on both sides of the street.

    HOW CAN WE WORK WITH THESE CONTRACTORS IF THEY WON'T WORK WITH US?? We want REAL answers about how this project is going to be managed going forward, not more empty lip service and daily surprises and disruptions. Please stop passing these reports around like a hot potato, from one department to the next. Someone from the City needs to grow a backbone and OVERSEE these contractors, and COMMUNICATE with residents in construction zones.

  • Main St & Centre St Malden, Massachusetts, 02148 - Malden Ward 1
    The timing of the lights at this intersection is causing dangerous and frustrating driving conditions. Cars keep getting stuck in the intersection, blocking oncoming traffic, and congestion is absurd at even low traffic times because one light turns green and another red light is encountered seconds away and now allowing traffic to flow. Please adjust.
  • 33-35 Bainbridge Street Malden, MA, 02148, USA - Malden Ward 5
    The center line on lower Bainbridge St. was removed and repainted at 1:30 AM on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020. Firstly, that was absolutely ridiculous to even occur in the first place and I, among other residents, "thank you" for waking us up for that. However, now there is another problem that was easily foreseeable. The new line was moved too far over and now chokes the street even more. Personally, I'd like to see how a firetruck or snowplow can stay within that restricted lane when they come down the street without potentially causing damage or possibly an accident. The original line was fine, if parking was the problem, how about putting up a sign first. Also now the newly paved street has a grooved line in the center, please fix.
  • 31 Murray Hill Road Malden, Massachusetts - Malden Ward 3
    The end of Murray Hill Road, where it meets W Border Road does not have a curb ramp. If you are walking down Murray Hill Road on the left side (odd side street), at the end where it meets West Border Road, there is no curb opening to cross W Border Rd to get to the Rez. It is difficult with a stroller and impossible with a wheel chair. After you cross West Border Rd, to get on the Fellsway East sidewalk, you almost have to walk in traffic of Fellsway East to enter the ramp. A ramp is definitely needed at the end of Murray Hill Rd, and an aligned ramp with the new ramp, would be nice (and safe).
  • PotholeAcknowledged
    339 Summer Street Malden 02148 United States - Malden Ward 3
    The patches don’t last. The top of Summer St. Needs to be re paved.
  • Blomerth St Malden, Massachusetts, 02148 - Malden Ward 3

    This is a repeat of the concern addressed by a neighbor in Issue #16619259. The reply given by the Engineering Department did not address what is *really* happening on our street. They simply described what is *supposed* to happen, then closed the report. This does not help the residents impacted by this construction in any way.

    The Engineering Department Stated:
    "The typical practice for the construction of new concrete driveways is for the Contractor to excavate the old driveway and backfill with gravel so that it is passable until they are ready to form the driveway for the new concrete. Once they are ready to form they will remove the gravel starting the driveway closure. They then pour the new concrete the following day. On the third day they place the first layer of asphalt which allows the driveway to be open again."

    Well, if that were really happening, we'd have no reason to file a report. Here's what's ACTUALLY happening:

    The construction crew removes the concrete and a section of the driveway, leaving a large, impassable trench for several days, with NO GRAVEL, no asphalt, etc.., for up to 6 days in some cases. I have watched several of my neighbors lose access to their driveways for up to a week before any gravel or asphalt patch was put down to make the driveway usable.

    One of my neighbors even got desperate enough to take matters into his own hands, and used his own wheelbarrow and shovel to take gravel from the huge pile that the contractor left in the street, and fill in his own driveway so that he could use it. Why are residents forced to do the contractor's job that the City is paying for so that we can use our driveways?????

    We were told at the start of this project that we may lose access to our driveways for 72 hours. Please work with the contractor to ensure that they are completing the work in the manner that the Engineering Department described.

  • 473–499 Cross St Malden MA 02148, Verenigde Staten - Malden Ward 7
    Please install No Turn On Red signs for both directions of Bryant Street. There are now bike two stage turn boxes in front of those approaches, therefore to comply with the MUTCD, no turn on red (R10-11) signs are required to be installed Thank you
  • OtherOpen
    2–40 Claremont St Malden MA 02148, United States - Malden Ward 8
    I woke up today to a policeman blocking the street just outside my driveway and was told that road repairs are being done at Salem / Claremont st AGAIN, could someone please tell me why as a home owner on this street I did not get a call, letter, email or text about this construction and traffic diversion??? This is becoming completely unacceptable! It is 2022, you can easily inform a neighborhood of upcoming work in the area
  • 142 Wyoming Avenue Malden, Massachusetts, 02148 - Malden Ward 3
    While working on the curb they damaged and broke my walkway. They manage cover up with minor patch. However I can see the whole piece has broken out. Can we ask for a better repair that our private property has been damaged.
  • 34 Stearns Street Malden, MA, 02148, USA - Malden Ward 7
    Whoever planned the new sidewalk did not consider the neighborhood. There is limited parking on Holyoke Street and the new sidewalk reduced the number of parking spots on the street (corner of Stearns St and Holyoke St). A car is always parked at the very corner of the street. People even reserve it after a snow storm. Before the new sidewalk residents did not park at the very corner so people can cross Holyoke Street. Now the corner is always blocked. The sidewalk is always hidden, making a previously safe corner to cross to a dangerous corner. Please don’t punish the residents by issuing them tickets because the city poorly planned out the new sidewalk. Please move the sidewalk to the appropriate location. The sidewalk needs to be at the corner not a full car spot away.