Street Paving Returns As Phase-One of Reopening the Economy Begins
As the Massachusetts economy slowly begins to make its return, there’s evidence in Pittsfield that road construction has picked up where it left off before the COVID-19 pandemic began. The same day that Governor Charlie Baker announced Phase-One of his plan to reopen the Massachusetts economy, giving the go ahead for construction and manufacturing, trucks were rolling down Gamwell and Cole Avenue on the city’s southern end.
Around 7:30 AM on Monday, a low roar grew in volume slowly as a road milling machine made its way down Gamwell Avenue, spewing the former road surface into a dump truck that was leading the way. Its not exactly what you want to hear at 7:30 in the morning, but the residents of Gamwell and Cole were probably happy to hear it.
It has been quite some time since these two residential streets were last paved. It was at least a welcomed sight for this long-time resident. The milling of course is only the first step in the process, but I am looking forward to zipping along on a newly paved Gamwell Avenue for the first time in a long while.