Q: So, now that it's June, when is Magoun Square going to be finished? (Signalization, signs, street markings, extra lamp posts, etc.)
A: The City is just as eager to see Magoun Square street improvements complete, but the Mayor and our highway engineers want them done properly. This is a Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) project, which means the City of Somerville does not control the work schedule. But the City does have the right to either accept or reject the work done. Currently, the City has not accepted the work done because a few outstanding issues remain. Every effort is being made to ensure those issues are addressed swiftly. But, like any City project, Magoun improvements are being held to a high standard, and until the work meets those standards, the project will remain an ongoing project. This is the better approach for the long haul. So while it is an inconvenience, it is a necessary one. We'll keep you posted on any new developments.