Old Dalton Road, Skyline Trail, and the Next Road Project
Old Dalton Road -- The massive open-culvert installation is complete, and the project is moving along nicely. There is still lots to happen in the next several weeks, but the Warner Brothers crew are on schedule to have the project completed in just over one month.
Middlefield Road/Skyline Trail -- Our Mass DOT/Division One contact for this project has reported that the Middlefield Road project's engineering package is about 90% complete. The completed documents are due in September, which is then followed by all the approval processes required, and the bid package will go out just after the first of January 2021. Mass DOT will then select the contractor, and work will begin as soon as possible next spring. Our Mass DOT/Division One contact has said we would get a schedule as soon as it is available, probably in April 2021, with a completion date the following fall.
The Schnopp Project -- As mentioned in last June's Annual Town Meeting Warrant and the corresponding Warrant Notes, the next road project on the horizon, we have labeled the "Schnopp Project." This project will be to reconstruct both Frank and George Schnopp Roads, and the two-tenths of a mile of Old Winsor Road that leads into them from Dalton. We have hired Foresight Engineering to begin work on the preliminary plans and will be seeking grant funding to complete the project. As we know from experience, a lot must be done before we can submit a "shovel-ready" proposal, but the work has already begun, We will keep you informed as we proceed on this endeavor.