Annual Report of the Public Works Department, for the Year Ending December 31, 1946 (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from Annual Report of the Public Works Department, for the Year Ending December 31, 1946 Our street program has been a very creditable one, and the structural condition and cleanliness of our streets are apparent, even to the casual observer. One particular street worthy of mention at this time is Columbus avenue, from Northampton street to Roxbury Crossing, where the sidewalks were narrowed and the roadway widened, including the installation of traffic separation islands. Columbus avenue is a direct route to intown Boston, and the improvement which we have made thus far on this street, and which is to be continued as soon as conditions permit, will, I feel, help in a large measure in restoring this particular street, as the new construction, together with the improved lighting facilities which have been installed, will serve as an incentive to property owners to improve their premises. A problem which affected the City for many years was the presence of the so-called looper traps in the roadway of Bunker Hill street, Charlestown. Much agitation has been carried on for a long time for the removal of these traps, and finally, with the approval of your Honor, steps were taken to bring about their elimination. This was accomplished; the traps-were removed and the roadway was opened to complete use just prior to the 17th Of last June. Besides the two improvements which I have men tioned, this department has completed street construo tion jobs on the American Legion Highway, in Dor chester, from Blue Hill avenue to Walk Hill street; on Medford street, Charlestown, from Chelsea street to Main street; Day square and Bennington street, East Boston, from Prescott street approximately to the railroad bridge; Bremen street, East Boston, from Porter street to Bennington street; and Metropolitan avenue, West Roxbury, from Kittredge street to Poplar street. We are now negotiating with the Department of Public Works Of the Commonwealth, with a view to obtaining the cooperation of the State in the matter of reconstructing, under chapter 90 of the General Laws, Beacon street in Brighton, from Cleveland Circle to the Newton line, and Gallivan Boulevard, in Dorchester, from the traffic circle at Neponset Bridge to Granite avenue. Our negotiations are progressing satisfactorily, and with the joint cooperation of the State and the Olty, we hope to be able to rebuild both of these streets during the coming construction season. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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