Plymouth Street Department to Update Lighting

The Plymouth Street Department’s main building and cold storage will get a lighting upgrade.

Street Superintendent Jim Marquardt told the Plymouth City Council members last week that they are no longer able to find the fluorescent bulbs for the building at a reasonable rate. A light survey was done by the members of the company who completed other lighting projects for other city buildings. It was determined that the fixtures to accommodate LED lighting would cost nearly $30,000. The street department crew will install the fixtures.

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Crews Continue Work on Plymouth Sidewalk Projects

Walsh and Kelly crews have started work on the fall sidewalk projects in Plymouth approved for this year. Street paving will wait until the spring, according to Street Superintendent Jim Marquardt.

“They’re doing a lot of the concrete curb work,” explained Marquardt. “They felt like they could get all of that done this year and do all of the paving come spring. They’ve been working on North Street and Walnut and Center Streets. Their goal is to get everything done curb-wise before the asphalt plants close and get asphalt back around the curbs. They will finish up sidewalks for the season and come and pave in the spring.” Continue reading

Speed Limit Change Approved on Webster Avenue

The speed limit on Webster Avenue in Plymouth is going to change. The Plymouth Board of Public Works and Safety approved a request last week to lower the speed limit.

Several residents signed a document asking for the reduction of speed as children and residents attend functions at the Webster Center and motorists have been seen speeding down the road. The speed limit is 30 mph, but neighbors in the area report much higher speeds. Drivers also rev engines to get up to that speed and faster as they travel down the road which disturbs neighbors.

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Plymouth Sidewalk Replacement Requests Reviewed

Plymouth Street Superintendent Jim Marquardt is reviewing a list of sidewalk replacement requests to see if they fall within the city’s ADA transition plan.

He brought a preliminary list before the Plymouth Board of Works this week. One request for sidewalk replacement on Garro Street would only benefit one house and is a dead-end sidewalk. He did contact the homeowner and explained that the replacement project may be delayed as it doesn’t meet the immediate needs of the program.

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