Traffic and Parking Committee Meeting

Monday, January 24, 2011

Esther Howland (South) Chamber

Convened: 5:37 P.M.

Adjourned: 6:01 PM

Joseph C. O'Brien


Clerk of the City Council
David J. Rushford

Committee Members

Chairperson Joffrey A Smith
Councilor Konstantina B Lukes
Councilor Frederick C Rushton

City Hall - 455 Main Street Worcester, Massachusetts

Present Were:Chairperson Councilor Joffrey A. Smith
Councilor Frederick C. Rushton
Councilor Konstantina B. Lukes
Also:DPWP Director of Traffic Engineering Joseph Borbone
DPWP Traffic Engineering Staff Person James Pacenka
DPWP Traffic Engineering Staff Person Ali Khorasani
WPD Sergeant John Fallavolita
Business Retention Manager Philip J. Niddrie
City Clerk David J. Rushford, clerk

Communication of the City Manager


Transmitting communication relative to the James Street Bridge Replacement Project.
# 12d CM December 07, 2010

In Committee December 20, 2010 - Held


1. Cheryl Olson, Gatto Flower Shop, Worcester resident
Recommend adoption of the accompanying Order that the City Manager be and he is hereby requested to request the MassDOT to replace the James Street Bridge using option #3: to close the bridge to all traffic for 4 months (June 2011 through September 2011).

(Both Report and Chairman's Order to be taken under a Suspension of the Rules in City Council on January 25, 2011)

Chairman's Orders

Request the City Manager request the MassDOT to consider installing oversized signage in the approaches to the James Street Bridge prior to the Summer, 2011 closing, informing motorists of the timeline for the closing.