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Canning Boulevard improvement project heading toward the home stretch – News – Wicked Local

FALL RIVER – Hang tight, all you drivers heading north on William S. Canning Boulevard en route to SouthCoast Marketplace.

It won’t be long before your final approach to the popular shopping center in the city’s far South End becomes easier and safer.

Preliminary work is now underway to construct a slip ramp, also known in the parlance of road construction as either a slip lane or slip road.

“It will alleviate congestion and improve access to SouthCoast Marketplace,” said Paul Ferland, who oversees Fall River’s sewer and water divisions in his role as the city’s community utilities administrator.

Ferland says the new ramp, or lane, will sit parallel to the shopping center’s main entrance-and-exit road and will run adjacent to the Santander Bank branch.

The new road will be functional before the arrival of Thanksgiving on Nov. 26, he said.

Ferland said northbound and southbound drivers exiting nearby Route 24 will appreciate the road addition, as will people driving in from Tiverton and down the Canning Boulevard/Route 81 hill from the Stafford Road rotary.

The new entrance road will eliminate the need for northbound traffic to swerve into the right-hand lane to enter the shopping center — which in turn should create a more orderly and safer two-lane path for drivers heading past SouthCoast Marketplace.

“I know a lot of people will be happy when this is done,” said John Perry, director of the city’s Department of Community Maintenance.

Ferland said the state’s Department of Transportation has approved plans and designs for two new, large traffic signal lights to be installed at the intersection in front of SouthCoast Marketplace.

He says synchronization of the lights will be fine-tuned to create a more orderly flow of traffic from various turn lanes.

Another road improvement soon to be undertaken will be

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8 Halloween Coffee Drink Ideas On YouTube That Are Wicked Tasty

As soon as October hits, you’re in full-on spooky mode. All you want to do is watch scary movies, make candy corn cocktails, and carve pumpkins. One way to embrace your spirited side is by creating these Halloween coffee drink ideas on YouTube.

Starting your day with a latte or cold brew is how you’re able to manage the fall activities you have on the books, such as apple picking and frolicking in the fallen leaves. It makes perfect sense that you’d want to ditch your usual blend for a seasonal sip.

Plus, there are different ways to make your coffee Halloween-y, so you can have fun with it. Test out seasonal flavors like pumpkin spice or caramel apple. And if you’re all about the presentation, make a few creepy concoctions that have Halloween candy garnishes and vampire “blood” whipped cream.

Not only do these Halloween coffee drinks fit your fangtastic vibes, but they could also save you money. You’ll have more cash to dish out on a wicked cute Halloween costume or extra bags of candy to enjoy while watching Hocus Pocus. You never know, your ideal witch’s brew may be out there and now’s your time to find it.

1. Pumpkin Spice Latte

You can’t have a list of Halloween coffee drinks without including the star of the season: Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice Latte. This drink lives up to the hype, and now you can whip up a copycat recipe with fresh ingredients in your own kitchen. Pour your sweet concoction into an adorable jack-o-lantern mug ($12, etsy.com) and post your coffee pics on Insta with some pumpkin puns.

2. Witch’s Cold Brew

This video features two tasty Halloween recipes. First up is a cold brew pumpkin spice latte, and second is a witch’s brew cold brew. The

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