BEACON FALLS — The town will once again ask Beacon Falls residents for their approval on a bond package to fix roads.
Beacon Falls is looking at a referendum tentatively set for Sept. 29 to vote on a $10 million bond package to fix the town’s roads.
Selectman Michael Krenesky said he is concerned that $10 million may not be enough to repair all the roads listed because prices could rise over the next 10 years.
“We’re playing a guessing game here that I know we’re not going to win,” Krenesky said.
In the meantime, Beacon Falls has secured enough grant money to repair Blackberry Hill Road, which was hit hard by both Tropical Storm Irene and another storm weeks before.
The town went out to bid for those repairs this week and the Board of Selectmen plans to award that bid at its next meeting Sept. 12. Work on the road will start immediately after that, Cable said.
According to Krenesky, the town will hire someone to fix Blackberry Hill Road from the Bethany town line to bottom of the hill at the intersection of Route 42 and Skokorat Road.
He said the town is also looking to replace the storm water drain line from top of the hill all the way down and put in a larger pipe.
Krenesky said construction at the top of the hill has clear cut trees and caused more water to flow to the road, which has caused damages.
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, Krenesky said.
Even though replacing the water drain means tearing up the relatively newly-finished road, the town doesn’t have a choice, he said.