Please do better about informing residents of construction work that impacts property access. Open

Blomerth St Malden, Massachusetts, 02148 Show on Map Hide Map
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Issue ID:

13458877

Category:

Roadwork and Construction

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Neighborhood:

Malden Ward 3

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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.


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  • Malden, MA (Verified Official)

  • Robert P. Knox Jr. (Director of Public Works) (Verified Official)

  • Malden, MA (Verified Official)

  • An anonymous SeeClickFix user (Registered User)

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