NEWBURYPORT — Tuesday night's planned re-striping of the pavement on High Street has been postponed to a later, unannounced date.

Two weeks ago, Mayor Donna Holaday denounced the work of contractor Hi-Way Safety Systems of Rockland, referring to its "poor workmanship"that resulted in several errors in terms of line locations and the width of lanes on the newly paved street.

The contractor agreed to remove the incorrect striping at no cost to the city, which was completed as of Monday night, according to a post on the city's website.

High Street was scheduled to be closed Tuesday night to allow the road to be re-striped, but according to Matt Coogan, chief administrative officer to the mayor, the city's Department of Public Services decided to postpone the project so they can confirm with the contractor that the paint removal project did not affect the integrity of the new asphalt.

Once confirmed, DPS will announce when High Street repainted will be scheduled.

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