$400K state grant will help make Nantasket Avenue a 'Complete Street'

State Sen. Patrick O'Connor posted the following to his Facebook page this afternoon:

"Pleased to announce that MassDOT has just awarded the Town of Hull $399,586 to make improvements to Nantasket Avenue as part of their Complete Streets grant program.

"These improvements will include the addition of bike lanes, the replacement of deteriorating sidewalks, and making Nantasket Ave. more ADA-accessible.

"Nantasket Avenue is one of the most heavily-traveled roads on the South Shore. It is vital to make these repairs and improvements so that Hull can fully utilize the vast potential that Nantasket Beach offers to our community.

"Thank you to the Baker-Polito administration for continuing to provide the necessary funds to upgrade the infrastructure that our communities rely on."

The Times will follow up on this breaking news in our Oct. 5 edition.

Nantasket Road paving Friday

Hull DPW Director James Dow reports that contractor T.L. Edwards will be paving Nantasket Road this Friday, Sept. 29.

The driveways affected by this project will be completed next week, as will the lines in the street that are being painted.

Weather permitting, all of the loam and seeding associated with the project should also be completed by the end of next week, Dow said.

Residents should be aware of the construction and be prepared for delays and/or detours.

"Sorry for any inconvenience, but the end results will be worth waiting for," Dow said on the department's blog this morning.