Salem Public Works

Open Issues: 1 Closed Issues: 3,912 Acknowledged Issues: 12
Watching issues created after: 2010-02-22

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  • Grove St Harmony Grove Rd, & Masion St., Salem, Massachusetts - City of Salem
    The new intersection at Grove St. ,Harmony Grove Rd. & Mason St. has turned into a total mess, the placement of the stop sign and reconfiguration of the intersection is just terrible if you are coming down Grove St. when you reach Harmony Grove Rd. you are stuck there because the NEW placement of stop signs on Mason & Harmony Grove. When you try to enter the intersection from Grove St. you at a major disadvantage especially if you’re the type who tries to obey the law! The stop sign on Mason is so far away from Grove St. that it does not allow you to cross without facing a barrage of cars that pour through coming from the right, and the Harmony Grove stop sign is now on the LEFT of Grove St. not on the Right like it used to be and that leads to a stream of cars that don’t have to stop and block Grove St. This is a case of change is defiantly not better.
    What was a working four way stop where people used to alternate through the intersection has turned into a free for all!
    Shame on the traffic engineer who redesigned this intersection, and more shame on Salem for not seeing the mess they have made!!!!!
  • Bridge Street Salem, Massachusetts - City of Salem
    This issue has been reported several times, and all tickets have been closed, but no action has been taken. The snow banks at the set of lights at Bridge Street and Washington St by the Commuter Rail stairs NEEDS TO BE CLEARED. There is one lane right now heading towards North Street and the commuter rail where there should be 2, and this is debilitating to morning traffic. Additionally, there is only 1 lane where there should be 2 at the set of lights to the Summer Street ramp, which is creating huge traffic jams for Bridge St and the commuter rail lot.
  • 42 Charter Street Salem, MA 01970, USA - City of Salem
    I have lived in this area for almost 10 years and I have witness many near accidents involving cars and/or pedestrians. It's an intersection (Charter St - Central St) with only one stop sign in a place that is not particularly useful. People do not know what to do when approaching the intersection. Please place stop/yield signs to guide traffic. Thanks
  • New junk yard Archived
    S. Mason St Salem, Massachusetts - City of Salem
    This area has evolved into a junk yard with vehicles, debris and construction equipment. Broken fencing. And an eyesore. I've physically been to building inspector twice after no phone call. No response. Doesn't the mayor care about this side of the river. The river walk is strewn with trash and overgrown weeds.
  • St Peter Street At Bridge Street Salem, Massachusetts - City of Salem

    I routinely cross Bridge St at this intersection with my young child at about 820 every morning. Two days ago we were nearly hit by a car in the crosswalk in that the bumper made contact with my purse inside the crosswalk --- while we had the crosslight. Then today cars blocked the crosswalk during a red light, making it difficult for me to safely cross the street in the time allotted by the crosslight.

    This intersection needs some immediate TLC either in the form of a barrel in the middle of the crosswalk reminding drivers there is a crosswalk or in the form of police monitoring the traffic for a few days. Drivers need reminding that the road needs to be shared with pedestrians and they need to not block or enter the crosswalks when they have a red light and pedestrians have the crosslight.

    Thank you.

    *Editing to clarify the issue is in crossing Bridge St from the St. Peter street side to the apartment complex side.

  • Essex St Salem, Massachusetts - City of Salem
    Is there any reason why the city does not take a stronger stance again property owners who fail to clear snow from their sidewalks? This is a problem every year. Frankly, there is no excuse for it this year. It just seems that many property owners do not feel there will be any consequences for not clearing the snow so why do it? Can the city and a warning to residents through the emergency alert system notifying them they will be ticketed if they don't clear snow from public sidewalks....and then follow through with fines? It is very dangerous to walk on icy snow-covered sidewalks!
  • 54 Swampscott Road Salem, Massachusetts - City of Salem
    Large TV at McSweeney's Auto Body on Swampscott Road
  • 1 Church Street Salem, MA 01970, USA - City of Salem
  • Intersection Of Bridge & Washington Streets Salem, Massachusetts - City of Salem
    Increasingly people in the right lane of Bridge Street (at the Washington Street intersection) are forcing their way into the left lane after the light when they realize in the right lane you can only take the "onramp" to 114/North Street. Most are probably from out of town and don't know the roadways here, but this is getting to be very dangerous. I have witnessed many close calls in this area and wonder if the city could paint lane lines or put "right lane for right turns" only signs up to help make this intersection safer? It is becoming a free for all in this area and seems to be getting worse. Thank you!
  • Boston Street At Essex Street City of Salem, MA - City of Salem
    The light at Essex Street and Boston street censor lights do not work correctly. The lights switch within seconds if a car lags behind the double lights in front of the fire station. Therefore sometimes you have to sit thru two to three sets of lights to take a left on Boston Street. This is a huge issue because traffic backs up on Highland Ave and Jackson Street during busy times. So I'm asking if someone can check the light censors or move them so the lights will turn appropriately.
  • Ord St. Ct. Salem, Massachusetts - City of Salem

    3/2/15 @ 3:30pm Tested street water line and it's still frozen !!!! Can anyone tell me who in the city government would go two week with their water coming in through a garden hose without enough water pressure to even take a shower ??????

    I'm not getting any real feed back from the city. Is the resource they talked about the spring thaw !!!!
    I am one major frustrated and angry taxpayer now. Understanding can only go so far !!!!!

  • Intersection Of Bridge & Washington Streets City of Salem, MA - City of Salem
    I have previously written about the need for signs and line painting need at this increasingly dangerous intersection. People keep forcing their way over after the lights on both Bridge and Washington streets to avoid the on ramp to 114 and continue on Bridge Street. There are numerous near misses each day that I witness and so I'm sure countless more. People also don't yield on green to turn left onto Washington from Bridge street, and the intersection is a mess. I can't just blame it on aggressive driving since the signage is non-existent and there are virtually no lines painted on this area. With all the out of state tourists and new train garage, this is just getting worse and worse. Can't the city put up "right turn only" signs for the right lane on Bridge going to 114, and paint lines for all sides of this intersection?! When I last reported this issues, it was closed, but nothing has changed. Is there any kind of plan to make this intersection safer? Do we have to wait for a major car crash or pedestrian death to get the city to address this issue?