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Crews hope to finish construction on Maine Street by Monday

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Many Quincy residents have had a longer commute or a detour for the last couple of months.

That’s because of a construction project on Maine Street that runs from 24th to 30th Street. But the city of Quincy said the project should be done soon.

Residents and store owners on Maine Street have had to deal with the inconvenience for weeks.

Some are worried the project won’t be done by the Monday, August 17 deadline.

“Construction started just before or right during the shutdown I think and projected it’s supposed to be done by the time school starts, but I don’t know if they’ll get it done or not. It seems like it’s still busy," said Desirae Hensiek, Hair Affair 2 Salon owner.

Hensiek said Maine Street being closed hasn’t affected the steadiness of business, but it’s made it harder for her customers to get to her.

“It’s definitely taking people longer to get in here. It’s like people are becoming 10 or 15 minutes late because they’re going around so many different ways because there’s construction here and there was construction down there earlier, so it’s just trying to get around it," Hensiek said.

This project was focused on replacing a water main that runs under the street.

Next summer, the crews will go back to work and resurface the road.

So, while residents will see their commutes go back to normal again by Tuesday morning, they will have a bumpy ride.

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Isabella Rossi

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