No traffic to Good Harbor Beach #GloucesterMA

It was an easy drive out of town and back this morning: Here’s 9AM at two ‘apt to back up’ spots. The Good Harbor Beach parking lot was closed, open to residents only, before 10.

Looking back up 128 – Turning on to 127

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turning on to Barn

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Brief delays on Rt. 127 Days Pond | Gloucester DPW new sidewalk work

Warm weather allots time for quick “on the queue to do” projects.  This Gloucester DPW sidewalk project by Days Pond should be through tomorrow.

 

Read more about the history of Days Pond here

Read more about the DPW project here

Enterprise car rental coming to 123 Eastern Avenue / Rt 127 #GloucesterMA

Enterprise slated for former gas station site, 123 Eastern Avenue (Rt. 127), Gloucester, Ma., just before Cape Ann Marketplace shopping plaza.

Status of build out mid November 2019:

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Enterprise coming to 123 Eastern Avenue former Gulf station Rt 127 Gloucester Mass._20191117_©c ryan

Lobster Cove: Gloucester DPW rebuilding stone wall along Washington Street / 127 (and brush clearing at Bennett)

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Brett, John, Chelsea – DPW crew covers their masonry work in progress on the stone wall by Lobster Cove October 9, 2019, ahead of a forecast nor’easter, Gloucester, Mass.

CAUTION- slow down!

Gloucester DPW crews are restoring the old stone fence along Washington Street/Rt 127 between the Annisquam footbridge and Annisquam Church. They are filling and resetting capstone and top stone along its length and attending to areas of greater disrepair. The fence on this route has been hit by cars more than once. Estimates for contracting the work went far outside the department’s budget. Thankfully, Gloucester DPW is up to the city maintenance of a traditional public works build.  They began the job last week (see below)

BEFORE (and one in process/mortar)

 

AFTER

So far- Gloucester DPW is just a fraction of the way into this project. They’ll tackle sections at a time.

Gloucester DPW repairing capstone and topstone by Lobster Cove Gloucester MA_20191009_©c ryan (2)

Gloucester DPW repairing capstone and topstone by Lobster Cove Gloucester MA_20191009_©c ryan (1)

Goose Cove

Gloucester DPW repaired the stone wall at Goose Cove (also hit)

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Nearby another DPW crew completed much needed roadside overgrowth clearing on Bennett Street up towards Dennison Street

Before (Google Street view) / After

 

Atelier Cape Ann great window displays | wedding gown bridal shop at 57 Eastern Avenue #GloucesterMA

Gloucester, MassachusettsAtelier Cape Ann, a new bridal wear and alterations shop located at 57 Eastern Avenue, opened winter 2019. The changing window display beckons dreams and brightens this stretch along Rt. 127 with alluring bridal gowns and flower girl dresses showcased on the ground floor of this charming New England building. At the traffic lights, turn on to Eastern Avenue heading in the direction of Good Harbor Beach and Rockport. (If you’ve reached Jeff’s Variety you’ve gone too far.) There’s ample parking out back. Alterations by appointment only. http://www.ateliercapeann.com

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photos Jan-April