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Great Barrington Declares Downtown Construction Project A Success

The Great Barrington Town Seal
Town Of Great Barrington

The town of Great Barrington, Massachusetts has completed work on a major downtown construction project.

After two years of design and four months of construction, Great Barrington has completed a rehabilitation of the downtown core. Town Planner Chris Rembold says some of the streets affected – including Railroad Street, Elm Street, Bridge Street, Church Street, and School Street – hadn’t been updated in 40 years.

“That included fixing the crumbling sidewalks, the deteriorating streets, it added new decorative light poles on Railroad Street and widened the sidewalks.”

Of the $2.3 million that went into the project, $2.1 million came from a 2015 MassWorks grant.

Josh Landes has been WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief since February 2018, following stints at WBGO Newark and WFMU East Orange. A passionate advocate for Western Massachusetts, Landes was raised in Pittsfield and attended Hampshire College in Amherst, receiving his bachelor's in Ethnomusicology and Radio Production. His free time is spent with his cat Harry, experimental electronic music, and exploring the woods.
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