Essex St. Project Open House on August 25

As you may know, the City of Melrose has received a $500,000 grant through the MassWorks Infrastructure Program to reconstruct Essex Street from Main Street to West Emerson Street and Willow Street from Essex Street to Cherry Street.

As part of the project, Essex Street and Willow Street from Essex Street to Cherry Street will be repaved and new sidewalks will be constructed. The section of Essex Street from Main Street to Myrtle Street will also receive new curb alignments and improved amenities such as ornamental street lights, street trees, and decorative sidewalks. Considerable efforts have been made throughout the corridor to increase safety for all modes of transportation, improve parking, and make the area more aesthetically pleasing.

In the past few months, the City and its design committee, consisting of residents, businesses, and other stakeholders, have worked to develop plans for these improvements. Meetings have been held with representatives from various interest groups for the project, and City representatives have met individually with many others throughout the design process.

We would like to welcome all those interested in seeing the current plans to attend an open house meeting about the project. The Aldermanic Chamber in Melrose City Hall has been reserved between 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 25, for this meeting. Please feel free to stop by at any point during these hours. Members of City staff and the design team will be available to discuss the project and answer questions throughout the meeting. Plans and information about project details will also be available for viewing.

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