Boston Department of Public Works

Open Issues: 3 Closed Issues: 140 Acknowledged Issues: 27

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  • Lighting Archived
    Bay St & Dewar St Boston MA 02125, USA - North Dorchester

    This street needs the lights upgraded ASAP. Once again this week there was a serious assault and battery. The same goes for Dewar Street. This is a very dangerous area, how sad with elderly residents living in the complex there.

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  • 155-165 William T Morrissey Blvd Boston, MA 02125, USA - North Dorchester

    Cars not stopping at the lights here.

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  • 22-64 Interstate 93 Frontage Rd Boston, MA - South Boston

    This stretch of Frontage Road has been grated and remains unpaved for several months. Manhole covers and drainage grates are level with future paved street level and protrude sharply from current road surface. Yesterday I got a flat and damaged a wheel on the edge of a drainage cover. Could not avoid due to traffic conditions and jersey barrier. When will this stretch of road be repaved?

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  • (pothole) Archived
    844-898 Columbia Rd Boston, MA 02125, USA - North Dorchester

    huge pothole!!! please fix it

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  • Mcconnell Park Barrels Boston MA 02125, USA - North Dorchester

    Savin Hill Beach/ McConnell Park barrels

    The barrels need to returned to the Savin Hill Beach. ASAP. There is only one barrel near the tot lot and this is at the entrance of the Dorchester Yacht Club. Today that barrel was empty sitting in the middle of the grass no where near the walkway. This barrel has been impossible to get with the snow and now with the wet weather the area is a mud hole.

    Next to the main path, which leads to the beach from the parking lot, there is pile of dog waste, trash, bottles, underwear, condoms etc. See Photo. This spot usually has a barrel there during the summer. In case the DCR isn’t aware and as it says on the DCR web site, the walkway is open year round, dusk to dawn, A lot of money has been invested to restore the area so let’s try to take care of it.

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  • (pothole) Archived

    Large pothole as you enter extremely busy New England Avenue off Talbot Avenue in Dorchester. Extra caution is advised...so please slow down as you drive on this street!!

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  • William T Morrissey Blvd Boston, MA - Dorchester

    hole is like 3 ft in diameter can cause serious problems with ppl going into other lanes to avoid it

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  • 314 Savin Hill Ave Dorchester, MA 02125, USA - North Dorchester

    Many cars go very fast down this straight strip of Sav Hill Ave. I live there, park on the street and you can take your life in your hands getting out of the car! It's been an on-going issue- possible solution: lay down temporary speed bumps that can be removed in winter (for plowing etc)????

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  • Old Colony Ave Boston, MA 02127, USA - North Dorchester

    Even light rains produce a large amount of standing water under the Colombia Road overpass on Old Colonie Ave. Emphasis on LARGE. This is an ice pond waiting to happen, need to address for the coming winter months. Thank you.

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  • 37-45 William T Morrissey Blvd Boston, MA 02125, USA - Dorchester

    This intersection is a disaster. Cars utilize the left turn only lanes to continue on Morrissey BLVD and cut off vehicles who queued up in the correct straight lane. This problem has gotten significantly worse since the traffic lights were reconfigured to give people going straight a much longer light.

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  • Neponset Trail Boston, MA 02124, USA - South Dorchester

    The stop light at Granite Avenue for the Neponset Trail pedestrian crossing is very delayed. After a pedestrian requests the crossing sign by pressing the button, it often takes 2-3 minutes until the light changes. The long wait prompts pedestrians and cyclists to dash across the street, risking being hit by speeding oncoming traffic. Then, when the light finally does change, the cars must wait for no one.

    The pedestrian crossing light at the Neponset Trail and Granite Avenue should be more responsive. Traffic should get a red light almost immediately after the crossing request button has been pressed.

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  • 17 Virginia St Boston, MA - North Dorchester

    About a month ago, I was walking down Virginia St towards Dudley. Out from #17 Virginia St came two dogs unleashed. This is not the first time I have seen these dogs running loose on the street. According to neighbors, the owner lets the dogs out without a leash "all the time."

    I said to her: Did you know that your dogs are required to be leashed? She said: Yes.

    I believe that Animal Control needs to visit this household to explain the leash law and their responsibilities.

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