30 July 2018
Select Board Update on closed section of River Road:
The Town has reached an agreement with landowner and mortgage holders to purchase an easement for 3.7 acres to reroute and reopen River Road south of the East Thetford Road.
The cost off the easement is $87,500.
A contract has been signed with Northern New England Fields Services for $511,000 to build the new road. We are in the process of getting DES permits; shore land, wetland and alteration of terrain. As soon as we get the permits we will begin work on the new road. We are pressing on all fronts to have the road open before winter weather sets in. Paving the new section will be completed in 2019.
In the meantime, work will start in early August on the closed section of the old road to stabilize the area in order to prevent failures into the future.
It is important to note that once construction begins in August, the old road will be CLOSED TO ALL PEDESTRIAN AND BICYCLE TRAFFIC ! There will be heavy equipment operating and this presents a danger to any trying to pass through the area. Barriers will be in place along with warning signs for the duration of the project for all to heed.