NEW ASHFORD -- After several weeks of consideration, the Board of Selectmen chose a Cheshire, Conn construction firm to repave three of the town’s roads and the Town Hall parking lot.
Chairman Jason Jayko said the board selected a $134,745.50 bid from Lane Construction Corporation to complete the project.
Roy and Mallery Roads, as well as a section of Ingraham Road, and the dirt parking lot are all slated to be paved.
The project also calls for curbing to be installed on a section of Roys Road to direct water downhill and to mitigate flooding in people’s yards.
The surface coats of asphalt on the roads were ripped up on Mallery and Ingraham roads last year. Both were graded, leaving just the sub-base, in preparation of new paving.
Road Commissioner Keith LaCasse said an exact timeline for construction hasn’t been established yet. Preliminary estimates from the contractor, say paving could being in the next two to three weeks, he said.
LaCasse said a timeline would be available Wednesday afternoon and the majority of the project will be paid for by Chapter 90 road assistance funds that have accumulated over several years.
The town has approximately $175,000 in road assistance funds, he said.
The Town Hall parking lot, however, will not be funded by Chapter 90, and the cost of approximately $9,000 will be billed to the town.
Selectmen received one other bid from DelSignore Blacktop Paving, Inc., of Troy, N.Y., which came at $163,047.50, Jayko said.
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