After over two years of construction, closed streets, and robo-calls, the streetscape improvement work in Magoun Square is coming to a close this summer.
The committee on Public Works and Utilities, chaired by Ward 5 Alderman Sean O’Donovan, marked *legislative number 189988 (That the Commissioner of Public Works appear before the subcommittee on Public Utilities and Public Works to report on the progress of the Magoun Square reconstruction project and to discuss its completion) as work completed at their gathering last night. This item was sponsored by both O’Donovan and Alderman at Large Bruce Desmond.
The closing of this item comes on the heels of a, much discussed, repave of the square from Charles Ryan Road, up Broadway (to the Salvation Army) and down Medford Street (to Partridge Avenue). The work was done due to the pavement not setting properly, causing separation near curbs and crosswalks. Upon inspecting, the DPW Commissioner and Mayor felt the job needed to be redone.
Rumors spread that either the city was paying for the work or that the city would take legal action. Both rumors were put to rest as it was revealed that the State would be working out financial logistics with the contractor.
The new pavement will be given 4 weeks to settle before it will be re-striped in August.
*The meeting portal has not been updated to reflect a "work completed" status as of the posting time of this story.