The town has extended the Mill Hill Road project by about two weeks, seizing on an opportunity to replace some sections of sidewalk on the state’s dime.
The town has some funds remaining from a $3 million Community Rising grant intended to protect infrastructure from natural disasters. The town will have to forfeit any grant money not spent by the end of the year, so it decided — and the state agreed — to spend the funds on replacing sidewalks within the borders of the Mill Hill Road project.
Sidewalk work began September 11 on lower Mill Hill Road and will be done during daylight hours. About 300 feet of sidewalk and 400 feet of curbing will be replaced, McKenna said. Although it is outside the Mill Hill project, the town will use some funds to add a crosswalk in front of Town Hall.
Work should be completed on Ohayo Mountain Road by the first or second week of October. McKenna said he heard complaints that nothing was being done for the past week. He explained the concrete for the retaining wall needs to cure and work will resume.