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Brendan Barry

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Northwest parking lot
« on: April 15, 2023, 02:13:31 PM »
Last year when the town was repaving Cross Rd. the railroad got around 50 truck loads of fill from cleaning out and reshaping the road ditches. An area was cut and stumped to stock pile the fill last year. This winter more of the parking area was cut off by volunteers. Last week our local excavation contractor Jeff Verney came in and cleared the rest of the area and spread out the fill. We used the bulldozer that Chesterfield and Associates loaned us while our dozer is down for repairs to spread fill and push the stumps out to the back of the property. We also cleaned up and moved all the stumps and softwood logs left over from putting in the other parking lots. A gravel surface will be spread over the lot after everything dries and settles sometime later this year.





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Re: Northwest parking lot
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2023, 02:47:14 PM »
Thanks for the great photos, Brendan. I was having trouble visualizing the location of the work. Now I understand.

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Re: Northwest parking lot
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2023, 03:07:05 PM »
All I can say is WOW!  That's a lot of new flat area.

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Re: Northwest parking lot
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2023, 06:50:05 PM »
I would suggest that the topping for the parking lots should be what DOT folks refer to as DGA (densely graded aggregate) versus what is known in Maine as gravel.  Having lived there, I know Maine gravels tend to have clay and organics in them and so when wet you still have MUD and it doesn't drain well.  With all the work we are putting into our new passenger consists, it makes no sense to continue to ruin floors and finishes to people with abrasive mud on their shoes/boots.  We should also start thinking about landscaping around campus with either asphalt or concrete walkways for foot traffic and also in consideration of our disabled and wheelchair bound guests.

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Re: Northwest parking lot
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2023, 09:06:39 PM »
We have been planning walkways for years. Mountain Extension, Corona, and just too much to do have prevented us from doing it. I think this is the year...
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Re: Northwest parking lot
« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2023, 03:39:46 PM »
Gravel being spread on the parking lot.











The loader with a 5 ton rock being used as a compactor.



Standing in the north west corner of the new lot looking towards the main lot.







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