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Town Approves Contract To Address Pavement Needs on Three Roads

Officials on Tuesday approved a $761,413 contract with a Norwalk-based paving company to address road repair and maintenance needs on three town roads— Spring Water Lane, Adams Lane and Hillcrest Road. It’s the most recent cluster of streets fixed under the municipality’s “Pavement Management and Improvement Program” since 2004, as New Canaan works toward bringing all town roads into a cycle of re-paving and maintenance—some of which haven’t been touched in more than 30 years, officials said. Under the program, roads are re-paved and then after 10 years get a “microthin overlay” and may undergo Cape Seal and crack-sealing maintenance, according to Tiger Mann, director of the Department of Public Works. Prior to its launch in 2004, the town hadn’t done any substantial road work since 1984, Mann told the Board of Selectmen at their regular meeting. “And now we have done 67 percent of the town roads, so some of those roads that latter 33 percent could be longer than 20 years,” he said at the meeting, held in Town Hall. Continue Reading →

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‘This Is Exciting’: New Rendering Unveiled for Proposed Locust Avenue Parking Deck

Public works officials are seeking approval to kickstart next fiscal year the highly anticipated parking deck at the Locust Avenue lot, a proposal that has garnered wide support from municipal officials but has been put off with major capital projects at Town Hall and Saxe Middle School. The estimated $4,125,000 would be bonded (minus up to $500,000 to be withdrawn from a town “parking fund”) during fiscal year 2018 and the structure itself “is in keeping with the Post Office” next door and firehouse across the street, according to Department of Public Works Director Tiger Mann. “You see how nice it fits in with the Post Office,” Mann told members of the Board of Selectmen during a budget presentation on Jan. 24 at Town Hall. Referring to a new rendering (see two-slide gallery above) of the deck, Mann said a view from the Forest Street side of Locust “is clean” though there’s a telephone pole and transformer in the way from Joe’s Pizza across the street. Continue Reading →

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‘Make Sure the Trail Gets Finished Properly’: Parks Officials Push for Top Mix on New Pedestrian Path at Waveny

Seeking to make more widely usable a new trail at Waveny, public works officials said Wednesday night that they’re hoping to partner with a nonprofit organization that’s dedicated to ensuring that the park continues to thrive and serve New Canaanites. The Waveny Park Conservancy—a group that’s already created a pair of popular new trails—would like to see every trail in the park use its high-quality mix as a top layer for New Canaanites to trod as they pass, according to Tiger Mann, director of the Department of Public Works. Yet that mix is “very expensive” as such materials go, and in order to purchase enough to cover a long new trail that runs from the main road through Waveny toward Lapham Community Center, some help is needed, Mann told members of the Park & Recreation Commission at their regular monthly meeting. With the town working on a regularly approved budget of about $50,000 for such projects, “we are going to need a little help from the conservancy,” Mann said at the meeting, held at Lapham Community Center. Originally requested two years ago by Recreation Director Steve Benko, the trail garnered support from New Canaan’s funding bodies and received approval for a $43,000 contract from the selectmen in October. Continue Reading →

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Town Installs ‘Stop Ahead’ Sign for Northbound Motorists on Weed Street Approaching Frogtown

Responding to concerns from a resident who lives near the intersection, traffic officials have installed a ‘Stop Ahead’ sign for motorists traveling north on Weed Street as they approach Frogtown Road. Members of the Police Commission at a recent meeting also voted 3-0 to place reflectors on the sign itself, part of a 3-way stop that often takes drivers by surprise. “People coming up from the Merritt Parkway up to visit people here, they don’t realize that there’s a stop sign in the middle of that road,” commissioner Paul Foley said at the group’s Nov. 16 meeting, held in the training room at the New Canaan Police Department. According to Police Chief Leon Krolikowski, there’s no significant accident history at the intersection. Continue Reading →

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