By Hope E. Tremblay,
LONGMEADOW – Residents traveling on Maple Road this week will encounter the finishing touches of a paving project there.
Public Works Director Michael Wrabel said that most of the paving is done, however the scope of the project included driveway aprons, which he hopes will be completed this week.
“We did from Norway to Hazardville and some of the aprons are done,” Wrabel said earlier this week. “The striping is done and I’m hoping for completion this week.”
The weather could be a factor in the timeline, however, Wrabel said.
“This hot, humid weather slows things down a little,” he said.
Wrabel said there are a variety of projects on the DPW horizon this summer, including more work on a longtime flooding problem on Williams Street.
“We have a drainage project at Williams and Merriweather, which goes back to the issue at Woodside,” Wrabel said.
For years, residents at the corner of Williams and Woodside dealt with flooding. Wrabel and the town engineer worked to solve the issue, which proved to be more complicated than first anticipated.
“That is being addressed this year,” he said.
An electrical project is set for the Greenwood Center and a sewer line replacement is scheduled for Laurel Street.
“Now that school is out we have flooring projects at Blueberry Hill and Glenbrook Middle School,” said Wrabel. “There are a variety of projects coming up.”
As more detailed information is available, the DPW will issue press releases to The Longmeadow News to keep residents updated.