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Moderator help with verifiable edit to map (Beacham Street, Charlestown, MA, USA) 1 Recommended Answer 3 Replies 40 Upvotes
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The road formerly named "Gardner Street" in Charlestown, MA, USA has been entirely renamed to "Beacham Street". The name change starts at the Cambridge Street intersection and continues north to the Main Street intersection. (The road was already named "Beacham Street" where it continued north of Main Street; they simply extended this name onto the entire road.) This occurred as part of a significant reconstruction project in Sullivan Square that was finally completed a few months ago. It converted this road into a public way that is intended by the city to alleviate congestion in the nearby traffic circle. (In the past it was for public transit buses only.)

I submitted this name change in Google Maps three different times (each time was well over 30 days ago). However this change doesn't seem to have taken effect properly. The road is now labeled with both names when viewing the map at a high zoom level, rather than just "Beacham Street". If a pin is dropped at any point on this road, the pin shows the name "Gardner Street", never "Beacham Street". (The only exception seems to be intersection points, which have the correct name, as seen in the links above.) The map editing interface also does not identify Beacham Street as a road name here.

I need a community moderator to contact the appropriate Google team members to have the name "Gardner Street" dropped from this road. I am attaching a screenshot of an e-mail confirmation I received for an edit on July 14, which should have had this effect.

I am also attaching photos of street signage in this area to illustrate the name change. (Please note: Street View and satellite imagery no longer accurately reflect this area, as a result of the reconstruction project. I would encourage this area to be prioritized for a imagery refresh when possible. While it was already a heavily-trafficked area, there is now a significant increase with visitors to the new Encore Boston Harbor casino that opened two months ago, just a mile north of here.)

Thank you very much!

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Hi David
Thanks for the detailed explanation of the problem. I will pass this information to Google and ask them to fix the street name.
I'll let you know when I hear back from them.
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All set, thanks so much BeadieJay!!
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