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Thursday, September 27, 2012
On Monday, Sept. 24, the Board Selectmen heard from the firm handling the designs for the Estabrook School road access project to improve vehicle and pedestrian traffic safety in the area.
Beta Group, a construction and urban development firm, is currently working on a preliminary design plan for Estabrook School road access improvements expected to voted upon at a special town meeting on Monday, November 19. Ken Ho of Beta Group went before the Board of Selectmen on Monday, Sept. 24, to detail the current draft-design the firm is working on. Ho listed three key elements of the design that he said will “provide significant safety improvements for both drivers and pedestrians.” The Three Key Areas First, Ho said improvements to the “T-intersection” of the Estabrook driveway include Grove Street being smoothed out and aligned to allow safer transition when entering the intersection. Ho also explained that the design plan to …
Thursday, November 10, 2011
It appears Grove Street will remain the access road during construction.
Cars and construction vehicles will most likely access Estabrook Elementary School off Grove Street, not Robinson Road, while the new school is being built. The School Committee unanimously agreed to move forward with such a plan Tuesday, a week after the Estabrook School Access Ad Hoc Task Force unanimously backed the same plan, which was developed by architects at Boston-based DiNisco Design. “We heard from our architects that Robinson Road is not a practical entranceway for construction vehicles,” Superintendent Paul Ash said at Tuesday’s meeting in the Town Office Building. Ash said it would take at least one year, maybe two, to upgrade Robinson Road, which runs behind the school, to a suitable level for construction vehicles, and …
Thursday, October 6, 2011
On Wednesday, the Board of Selectmen officially set the upcoming special Town Meeting for Monday, Nov. 14, at 7:30 p.m. The meeting will address the Bridge and Bowman school reconstruction projects.
A day after the School Committee formally requested a special Town Meeting to address the Bridge and Bowman school reconstruction projects, the Board of Selectmen signed the warrant, officially setting the meeting for Monday, Nov. 14, at 7:30 p.m. The selectmen did so at Wednesday evening’s “Budget Collaboration – Financial Summit 1,” the first in a series of meetings where the Selectmen, School Committee, Capital Expenditures Committee and Appropriation Committee come together with town and school officials to discuss the upcoming budget process and overall financial climate of the town. Although no specific dollar amount will be used in the warrant question – Town Meeting members will only be asked if they want to fund the project – the …
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Officials talk about busing at Estabrook School during construction, as well as other schools transportation related concerns.
With plans for an Estabrook Elementary School building project projected to last for the next three years, there has been a lot of debate throughout town on how to handle traffic, safety issues and busing at the school during construction. A 15-member Estabrook School Access Ad Hoc Task Force has been slowly moving the issue forward, but the concern reaches beyond the school and into town offices. Additionally, town and school officials have been delving into ways to make school buses more attractive and efficient. “With Estabrook we have talked about basically transporting students to and from school while the building is being built on site,” said Mary Ellen Dunn, assistant superintendent of finance and business operations. “We have …
Saturday, August 13, 2011
Group of town officials, educators and neighbors to tour site on Monday, as town engineers work to find access options for new school.
The task force assembled to hash out issues regarding access to the soon-to-be constructed or renovated new Estabrook Elementary School has made some progress since its first meeting on June 28, but the group still awaits five proposals for access improvements that Beta Group, the town's engineering consultant, will make in the fall. "We set an ambitious schedule [at the first meeting,] but it hasn't been all that realistic to get a lot done with parents away and school not in session," said Michelle Ciccolo, the task group's chairwoman. So far the task force evaluated traffic data collected by Beta Group in the spring, and pinpointed car backup on Grove Street during drop-off and pick-up as one of many areas where improvements need to be…