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Report: Paving Plan Takes Care of 17 Miles

The first part of the five-year plan is complete, official said.

The new surface on Peter Green Road. Photo Credit: Chris Dehnel
The new surface on Peter Green Road. Photo Credit: Chris Dehnel
Before the snow flew, Phase 1 of a five-year $5 million Road Improvement Plan was completed. 

The plan was approved in November of 2012. 

Town Manager Steven Werbner and the Tolland Department of Public Works outlined the work in his monthly report to the Town Council. 

The efforts began in June and roughly 17 miles of roads were repaired. 
The work consisted of overlay on Ann Drive, Clarke Road, Russell Drive, Gehring Road, Cook Road and Metcalf Road. 

Crack sealing was performed on Old Post Roadand Industrial Park Road East. 
Total reclaiming and paving was performed on Eaton Road, Hunter Road, Peter Green Road, Merlot Way, Mountain Spring, Old Farms Road, Sugar Hill Road, Meadowood Drive, Pine Hill Road, Virginia Lane and Summit Drive. 

Phase 1 totaled $1,625,000 - $1 million from the 5-year plan account and $625,000 from the DPW paving budget, according to the report.
Theron DeBella December 17, 2013 at 09:58 AM
Excellent work and preventative maintenance plan Steve W. Many surrounding towns do not have a plan and thus their roads are being improved more in a reactive mode, rather than proactive. Also, trees grow as we all know. Did not want to see most of them stripped in front of my house nor the debris left behind. That said, losing power for two weeks last year was brutal and once this town "haircut' is complete, I urge you to ensure budget dollars are put aside for that PM program so we don't have such a huge sticker shock all at once. Teachers want raises, school roofs need fixing, roads need repairing, and the trees need to be cut. I commend you for the difficult balancing act you have done. Keep up the good work.

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