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Construction Underway at Max Read Field

Today, Mayor Grebien, joined by Representative Jean Philippe Barros, District Councilor John Barry III, and At-Large Councilors Sandra Cano, and Larry Tetreault, paid a visit to Max Read field where construction of a state of the art, athletic field and track facility is currently underway. They were joined by Jesse Edmands from National Grid.

The field renovations will include a new synthetic turf field which will allow football, soccer and boys and girls lacrosse, among other activities. An eight-lane running track will accompany a brand new, handicap accessible, 800-seat bleacher section with a press box. The field will be accentuated by a new multipurpose scoreboard and athletic timing equipment.

The renovations are not just limited to the athletic facility. A brand new eight foot, black vinyl-coated security fence will encompass the entire facility. New retaining walls, walkways and drop off areas have been incorporated into the design, which includes a 1,000 square-foot building for restrooms and concessions.  On-site parking will accommodate 80 cars and four accessible spaces.

“We are all very pleased with how much the work here at the field has already progressed,” said Mayor Donald R. Grebien of the renovations. “I know I speak for everyone here when I say that we are excited to see Pawtucket’s kids playing sports on a brand new, state of the art facility when the work is completed,” continued Grebien.

Andrew Silvia, of the City’s Public Works Department, noted that the project “would not have been possible without cooperation from National Grid,” as they have granted the City a permanent easement that will allow the field to encroach onto their neighboring property.  Additionally, National Grid has agreed to accept a large quantity of soil generated by the project at their nearby property, enabling a significant cost savings for the project.

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