Beacon Cinema ConstructionPITTSFIELD – Over the next few weeks, construction activity will be increasing on the Beacon Cinema project. This means Allegrone Construction and the City will be implementing the traffic changes approved last fall by the Traffic Commission. A diagram, illustrating the temporary changes, is attached. The anticipated time frame for each change is also shown on the diagram.
As a reminder, at various times during construction these changes will include:
North bound traffic on McKay Street being diverted through the McKay Street parking garage;
South bound traffic on McKay Street dead ending at the Central Block;
The open short term parking area on McKay Street, directly in front of the parking garage, being closed.
The City is working to provide:
Temporary parking along West Street, east of McKay Street;
A temporary loading zone along West Street, west of McKay Street; and
Relocate 2 handicap parking spaces – one into the garage and one on to West Street.
As with any major construction project, these changes will cause short term disruptions in pedestrian and vehicle access in the area of the cinema construction project. Steps have been taken to limit the duration of changes, while recognizing that public safety on and in the vicinity of the construction site is the first priority.
The City appreciates the cooperation being given by all affected by these changes. When completed, the cinema center will bring 200,000 plus people downtown each year, continuing the renaissance of downtown Pittsfield, the urban center of the Berkshires. For more information, please contact Matt Dindio in the Mayor’s office, 413 499-9322