EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

January 31, 2014

Salem voters consider road, bridge projects


The Eagle-Tribune

---- — SALEM — Voters will asked to consider millions of dollars in road and bridge improvements and a $40.3 million operating budget when they meet for the town’s annual deliberative session tomorrow at 9 a.m. at Salem High School.

Residents can discuss and amend warrant articles before voting on them March 11.

Among the big-tickets items on the warrant are $4.6 million for road projects and $1.6 million in bonds for bridge reconstruction projects.

Ten roads would be reconstructed, including South Policy Street and Shannon Road. An additional 13 roads would receive maintenance.

The $1.6 million would be spent on reconstructing the Shannon Road and Teague Drive bridges, and replacing a culvert on Cove Road Extension.

The fire department wants $1.9 million for a ladder truck and heavy rescue truck.

Voters will also be asked to allocate $1.3 million to replace the water line on North Policy Street. Another warrant article seeks $750,000 for improvements to the town’s water treatment plant.