Mayor James J. Fiorentini > Press Release
City to Start Downtown Crosswalk Painting Tuesday
Mayor James J. Fiorentini announced that the city will start downtown crosswalk painting Tuesday evening.
This year, the city will use a new thermoplastic material instead of paint in the downtown area. [Thermoplastic will be applied on the crosswalks and the parking bays, regular paint will still be used on the lanes in the streets.]
Although thermoplastic is more expensive, it will last up to five years. Traditional paint lasts between six months and a year depending upon how heavily the area is traveled. In the long run, according to DPW Director Michael Stankovich, thermoplastic will be less expensive and will give a better appearance. It is the first time that this new technique has been used by the city Haverhill. Using thermoplastic was recommended by the Parking commission.
As part of the downtown painting, the parking commission redrew the lines separating the parking spaces in the downtown . By redrawing the lines and making the spaces one to two feet shorter as required by Federal regulations, the parking commission was able to create an additional seven (7) new spaces in the downtown area.
Mayor Fiorentini said that the redrawing of the lines was part of the effort to keep Haverhill beautiful.
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