Road repairs on horizon


PROSPECT — Work will begin soon to repair two roads in town.

Mayor Robert Chatfield said Scott Road, between Route 69 and Marie Hotchkiss Road, and Straitsville Road, from the Prospect town line to Porter Hill Road, will be milled in anticipation of repaving those sections of the roads.

The bidding for the milling work closed on Aug. 22. The town received four bids for the work, Chatfield said. Garrity Asphalt Reclaiming of Southbury was awarded the bid for $18,000, he said.

The funds will come from the $500,000 road repair bond voters authorized in May.
Chatfield said the milling will begin on Sept. 15.

Over four miles of road in total will be milled. Chatfield said the company can mill about a mile a day and expects the work to be completed five days after it’s started.

Paving is expected to begin a few days after the milling is completed and take up to four days.

The asphalt the company mills off the roads will be delivered to Hotchkiss Field, where it will be melted down and turned into the parking lot for the new baseball diamond, Chatfield said.

This is not the first time the town has used reclaimed asphalt at Hotchkiss Field.
The entire right half of the parking lot is asphalt that was milled off of Interstate 84, Chatfield said.