BEACON FALLS — The Board of Selectmen approved a bid Monday night to repair Blackberry Hill Road.
The reconstruction job was awarded to Mark IV Construction Company, Inc. for $519,714 with the caveat that work must start immediately. Mark IV was the lowest of four bidders.
The bid is still subject to state approval since the state is putting $400,000 in Small Town Economic Assistance Program grants toward the project.
Blackberry Hill Road has been washed out by a series of storms that flooded the area, with Tropical Storm Irene adding insult to injury.
Recent construction at the top of the hill has added to the area’s problems as trees that had helped slow the flow of water were cut down.
A storm drain on the upper part of the hill will be replaced with a larger one to match the 30-inch drain on the lower half and help divert water away from the road.
Mark IV will fix Blackberry Hill Road from the Bethany town line to bottom of the hill at the intersection of Route 42 and Skokorat Road.
The bottom third of the road was repaved with money from a bond package two years ago, but the town didn’t have enough money to finish the road, according to Selectman Michael Krenesky.