Safe Routes to School Public Meeting

Event Date: 
Thursday, May 14, 2020 - 6:00pm

Virtual Public Information Meeting Offered for “Safe Routes to Schools” Project on High Street in Newburyport

Newburyport – The City of Newburyport will be hosting a virtual “Zoom” public information meeting on the Safe Routes to Schools project along High Street at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday May 14, 2020.  Participants will include the City’s Senior Project Manager Geordie Vining, City Councilor Heather Shand, and Superintendent Ed Henderson of the state’s contractor RM Pacella.  The City and the contractor are in touch with individual abutters and are generally available to answer questions, and general project updates and information will be posted every few weeks on the City’s website.  The purpose of the upcoming virtual public meeting is to provide an additional forum for members of the public to potentially ask questions as construction begins on the project. 

The link for the upcoming Zoom webinar virtual public information meeting is as follows:

Topic: High Street “Safe Routes to Schools” Project
Time: May 14, 2020 6:00 PM Eastern Time
Join Zoom Webinar:
Phone/Audio:      1 (646) 558-8656
Webinar ID:        881 7488 5795

The contractor began some drainage work on High Street at the beginning of this month in the vicinity of the High School and is planning to subsequently work on the sidewalks and curbing in this vicinity.  The federally-funded project is focused on improving pedestrian crossings of High Street and reconstructing sidewalks and non-compliant curb ramps between Tyng and Buck Streets. 

Information on the development of this project dating back to 2013 is available on the project page of the Newburyport Office of Planning & Development website:

For more information, contact Geordie Vining, Senior Project Manager in Newburyport’s Planning Office, at note that phone calls are not available due to City Hall’s closure and staff working remotely in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.)