By Julie McCay Turner
Drivers headed into Bedford Center along Concord Road (Rte 62) have noticed a blinking sign indicating road work to begin on July 31. And today they also noted several surveyors working alongside Wilson Park where Concord Road, North Road and the Great Road come together.
In an e-mail late Monday afternoon, DPW Director Richard Warrington said that the two indications were not related.
“The signage is for the upcoming annual pavement management program,” he said, “and the survey work taking place is for the preliminary design of the Great Road Master Plan.” The town’s consultants are working on the concepts developed over the past several public input meetings, and will use the accurate measurements gleaned by the surveyors.
In addition to Concord Road from St. Michael’s to Evans Avenue, this summer’s road reconstruction includes: Alfred Circle, Riverside Avenue, Oakland Avenue, Bonair Avenue and Anthony Road.
According to Rich Warrington, the work on Fletcher Road should begin tomorrow with the placement of temporary water lines on each side of the road. Each house will be connected to the temporary water lines before the actual cleaning and lining of the 1908 water main begins.
Letters will be mailed today to all abutters to let them know about the project, which was approved by Selectmen just last night Since the temporary water lines are above ground, all work has to be completed before the cold weather sets in. It is anticipated that the work will be completed by October.
Here on Fletcher Road, we’ve seen DPW folks out marking the street in preparation for work on the water main. Is this work going to be taking place in the same time frame as the other work you mention? Keep up the great reporting. There’s nothing like getting news when it is actually still “news”!