Ok, so it’s not quite as bad as this picture…yet. But we all know that the section of North Harvard St. by Harvard Stadium is in dire need of some big-time repairs. I used to loath that route like nothing else when I had to take it to and from my old job every day: bumpy as hell, cars parked on both sides, the godforsaken 66(6) bus nearly running me off the road.
So, I’m excited to report that the city has finally taken note of this deathtrap and drawn up reconstruction plans. According to BostonBiker.org,
“The Boston Public Works Department (PWD) is preparing to begin the roadway resurfacing of the section of North Harvard Street, from Western Avenue to Soldiers Field Road. Work on this section by Aggregate Industries is anticipated to begin on July 15, 2009 and be substantially completed by July 25. As always, projected schedules are dependant on the weather.
The scope of work includes:
Grind the existing roadway down to a depth of 3 inches. Please note that this phase only of the project will be conducted during two consecutive nights between the hours of 7:00PM and 5:00AM, tentatively scheduled for July 15 and 16. This will enhance our ability to greatly accelerate the project completion. All other work will take place between the hours of 7:00AM and 5:00PM.
-Reset all manholes and castings.
-Install base asphalt binder course.
-Apply top surface layer of asphalt.
-Install all lane markings including bike lanes.
Also, there will be a meeting TONIGHT at 6pm at the Honan-Allston library (a great library, by the way) on North Harvard St. to discuss the project with community members. Show up and do your part!