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James Patten

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Cross Road Repairs
« on: April 15, 2022, 11:46:10 AM »
From an email from the Town:

Depending on weather, work related to Cross Road repaving approved at this year's town meeting is expected to begin next week.  This work represents a large financial commitment on behalf of Alna's taxpayers. 

According to the Maine Department of Transportation, and the Maine Municipal Association, "improper drainage is the leading cause of road deterioration.  Ditches and drains are therefore a critical aspect of road maintenance."  With this in mind, and to protect the investment being made in this project, the ditching and grading contractor will begin ditching and ditching maintenance along both sides of Cross Road during the week of April 18, 2022.  Initial ditching work is expected to be complete within the next two weeks. 

Most or all of the paving is expected to take place during the month of May.  An additional notice will be sent, once a firmer paving schedule is available.  During this time, Cross Road may be closed intermittently to through traffic, with access being available only to residents of Cross Road.  Please plan accordingly.  Your patience is greatly appreciated.

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Re: Cross Road Repairs
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2022, 06:08:35 PM »
I hope someone has been in contact with DOT and township before the ditching happens.  Might be time to have that planned storm drain between the shop and station be tied into the project.  (Kills 2 birds at once)
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Re: Cross Road Repairs
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2022, 07:12:08 PM »
That drain is headed another direction. On the to-do list but not urgent. There will be some pipe placed under the road as part of a supply line from the fire hydrant. This will be used in the event of a fire. A pumper will be able to set up at the hydrant and supply water across Cross Road without blocking it with hoses. A connection will then be able to be made to a hydrant by the shop to supply a dry sprinkler system or external hand lines.
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Re: Cross Road Repairs
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2022, 11:47:27 AM »
From the Town:

The Cross Road repair and paving project is running ahead of schedule.  Weather permitting, paving is expected to be complete by Monday or Tuesday next week.  Final edging and shoulder work will require a couple more days' work.  That work will probably be performed either the last week of May or the first week of June.  Thanks to everyone for their patience during this process.