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Plenty of good news for town in roads report

DUMMERSTON—Offering further proof of this year’s mild winter, Highway Foreman Lee Chamberlin reported his crew used about one-third less sand keeping the roads safe than they did last year.

During his Roads Report at the May 11 regular Selectboard meeting, Chamberlin said his crew used just under 3,200 cubic yards of sand, down from 5,100 cubic yards the year before.

Chamberlin announced the summer’s planned paving schedule.

Houghton Brook Road, Johnson’s Curve Road, and Canoe Brook Road are on the docket this year. Chamberlin noted these roads are already paved, and are getting a fresh coat of tar, work on the shoulders, and rip-rap in the ditches.

The budget for the year’s paving is $95,000, Chamberlin said.

Chamberlin also shared some good news with the Selectboard.

For allowing its portion of Upper Dummerston Road as a Route 30 detour during the Interstate 91 bridge replacement project, the town received a check of approximately $2,000 from the state’s Agency of Transportation.

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Originally published in The Commons issue #359 (Wednesday, June 1, 2016). This story appeared on page D1.

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