After two summers of work, refurbished Maine Street open from 24th to 30th Street

Troup on Maine Street

QUINCY — As Quincy Mayor Mike Troup was reading aloud some of the facts about the work done on Maine Street from 24th to 30th, he took particular pleasure in one.

“The original water main was from 1896,” he said. “I think the city got its money’s worth on that.”

Troup and a handful of city officials gathered Friday morning at the intersection of 30th and Maine to reopen Maine to traffic. The city closed one of its most heavily traveled streets for four months last summer and for three months this summer.

The first phase of the Maine Street project, which cost $746,414, involved replacing 2,300 feet of water main and 37 water services. Crews installed 2,666 square feet of sidewalks and 2,460 feet of new curbs and gutters.

The second phase, which cost $899,527, consisted of resurfacing 10,896 yards of pavement with 1,874 tons of asphalt. Crews installed 12,125 square feet of sidewalks and 2,158 feet of new curbs and gutters.

Rees Construction of Quincy was the contractor.

“This stretch is in great shape,” Troup said Friday morning. “It’s a pretty heavily trafficked street with the schools and churches and the residential area through here. It’s something that really was needed.”

Quincy Junior High School, Baldwin Intermediate School, Quincy High School and St. Peter School are on a stretch of Maine Street between 14th and 33rd.

“It’s just a great east-west flow through the city,” Troup said.

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