Town To Install Additional Guiderails at Six Locations

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Town officials last month approved a $107,000 contract with a Plainville-based company to install guiderails along the sides of the road at six locations in New Canaan.

The Board of Selectmen at its Sept. 18 meeting voted 3-0 to approve the $107,170 contract with Eagle Fence and Guardrail, which includes $14,000 in contingency, plus $5,000 in for police protection for the work.

The installations will be on Ponus Ridge, Frogtown Road, Clapboard Hill Road and Glen Drive, according to Public Works Director Tiger Mann.

“Two of these locations were actually given to us by a recent inspection done by the state,” Mann told the selectmen at their meeting, held in Town Hall. “Culverts and any bridges with a span of less than 20 feet. So it will be Glen Drive and a portion on Frogtown Road are from that inspection, telling us that we need the addition of a guiderail.”

First Selectman Kevin Moynihan and Selectmen Kit Devereaux and Nick Williams voted in favor of the contract. 

Devereaux asked whether funds for the project were included in the approved budget for this year. Mann said yes.

Mann said he solicited bids from several vendors, including through an email to all directors and highway superintendents in the state, and East as well as Branford-based Atlas Outdoor were the primary recommendations. 

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