Relief may be in sight for the seemingly endless summer of road construction with detours and jaw-rattling potholes. Woodstock Supervisor Bill McKenna took the opportunity allowed by a short meeting agenda September 18 to update the public on projects on Mill Hill and Ohayo Mountain roads.
Crews will be completing concrete work on Mill Hill Road, then by sometime next week, they will start the permanent paving, McKenna said. “That will take about a week.”
Sidewalks along Mill Hill Road will also get handicapped-accessible ramps at intersections and crosswalks.
Alas, despite McKenna’s pushing and prodding the state, the rest of Route 212 will not get repaving done. The Department of Transportation is hesitant to refurbish the rest of 212 through town because it would trigger the need to make sidewalk curb cuts handicapped-accessible, McKenna said.
Work is also progressing on Ohayo Mountain Road, which is a county-controlled project. Crews plan to lay blacktop by the end of the coming week, McKenna said.
The town Highway Department is keeping an eye on the Mink Hollow bridge, which was recently downgraded to 8 tons after high waters wedged debris under the structure and caused damage. Plans are to install a temporary bridge until the town secures a contract to build a permanent replacement.