THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, March 8, 2019 Page 3 Mayor Provides Update on Fellsway & Highland Improvements Special to Th e Advocate t’s been a well-recognized problem for decades by anyone who travels the Fellsway and Highland Ave area. The oddly shaped island that sits between Highland Ave and the Fellsway is confusing to even the experienced motorist, flat out bewildering to a motorist navigating the area for the fi rst time and has resulted in countless accidents. Yet for years, solving this problem on a state-owned road proved I elusive to all. Mayor Christenson announced previously that a solution was in the works. At the most recent State of the City address, the Mayor provided an update that indicated the project was going out to bid in April, with the work scheduled to be complete by the end of 2019. “I’m so pleased that the residents of this area will finally see relief from this dangerous situation. This is truly a partnership between the City of Malden, DCR and our State Delegation led by Senator Jason Lewis, who collectively came together to fi nd and fund a permanent long-term solution to this issue,” commented Mayor Gary Christenson. “It was one of my priorities at the start of my second term, and although complicated challenges like this always take longer than I would like, in the end, I think residents will be extremely pleased.” The long-term fix calls for the elimination of the island and reconfiguring of the intersection. Utilities will be relocated, and the result will be a more traditional intersection, with full state-of-theart signalization. The overall project cost is $1.1 million dollars, with the majority funded by DCR, and the rest funded by the City with a great assist from an earmark secured by our State delegation. AUTOTECH 1989 SINCE Are You Cold Weather Ready! OIL CHANGE SPECIAL Up to 5 Qts. of Oil (Most vehicles) Includes FREE 29 Point Inspection & Safety Check! Only $24.95 DRIVE IT - PUSH IT - TOW IT! CASH FOR YOUR CAR, TRUCK OR SUV! 2006 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE 2007 CHEROLET IMPALA LT Six Cylinder, Automatic, Most Power Options, One Owner, Clean Title, Just Serviced, only 65K Miles PRICED TO SELL! $5,500 Easy Financing Available! CONVERTIBLE!, Leather, Loaded, Heated Seats, Clean Title, Just Serviced, 120K Miles, Mellow Yellow A MODERN CLASSIC $3,995 781-321-8841 1236 Eastern Ave • Malden EddiesAutotech.com We Pay Cash For Your Vehicle! Like us on Facebook advocate newspaper Facebook.com/Advocate.news.ma Your career deserves an Encore. Encore Boston Harbor is hiring. Meet us at our hiring event at the Hynes Convention Center March 18, 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Exclusive access for Residents of our Host & Surrounding Communities from 7 a.m. - 9 a.m. In accordance with our host and surrounding community agreements, hiring preference is given to properly qualified residents of the cities of (1) Everett, (2) Malden, and (3) Boston, Cambridge, Chelsea, Medford, and Somerville.

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