Posted by Jeremy Shulkin
In an under the radar announcement earlier this year, Newton, MA contractors the Paolini Corporation has been awarded the $7 million streetscaping bid for Green, Water, Millbury and Harding streets. This is the only project in Worcester done with transportation stimulus funding, but this map and chart show where Worcester’s other $300 million in awarded American Reinvestment and Recovery Act money has gone so far.
Paolini and some MassDOT workers have set up a temporary office on the corner of Harrison and Green streets. Considering Congressman Jim McGovern has been talking about this for two years, it’ll be a relief to see the work actually start. Construction is scheduled to begin April 1.
In January 2010 MassDOT passed designs on to the city council, and I’m waiting to hear back if these are the most recent images we can get our hands on. Check out the before and after pictures.