Shrewsbury Postal Center's Future Still Uncertain

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Plans for closing the postal center in Shrewsbury in 2014 are being evaluated by the postal service. Photo Credit: File

SHREWSBURY, Mass. — The U.S. Postal Service's plans to stop delivering mail on Saturday won't have an impact on if or when a Shrewsbury distribution and delivery center will close.

Last year, the Postal Service announced that the mail processing operations from the Shrewsbury plant at 192 Main St., which employs more than 500 people, would be split between postal facilities in Boston and North Reading. The closing was later delayed until February 2014.

On Monday, Postal Service spokesperson Christine Dugas said that the proposal to consolidate centers is still being studied.

The service will save about $3 billion by consolidating distribution centers. An additional $2 billion will be saved by reducing delivery days.

Dugas said that the consolidation of its centers and plans to reduce delivery days from six to five are separate strategies in the service's ongoing attempt to raise revenue.

The Postal Service announced Feb. 9 that it will shift from a Monday through Saturday schedule to a Monday through Friday schedule this summer.

Packages and post office box deliveries will still happen Saturdays, and post offices that are now open on Saturdays will remain open on Saturdays.

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