WOODSTOCK – After reviewing bids for two summer road projects, selectmen awarded contracts to low bidders K.T. Koskela and Bruce Korhonen.

Koskela will install seven new culverts on Old County Road in preparation for a repaving project later this summer.

Town Manager Vern Maxfield said three bids were received for the culvert work: $14,500 from E.C. Hadley of Woodstock, $12,368 from Jason Cannuli of West Paris and $7,350 from Koskela.

“The project needs to be done by the end of this month so we can go ahead with the reclaiming and repaving job as soon as possible,” Maxfield said.

The repaving will include a portion of Old County Road from the Greenwood town line to a point adjacent to the Geff Inman residence.

The second contract is for reconstruction of the intersection of Cushman Road and Route 26. Korhonen bid $10,300 and E.C. Hadley’s $28,275.

The work includes making a level approach and straight right-angle entrance to Route 26 to address safety concerns there.

“We have talked of this project for some time,” Maxfield said, “because where the road rises on an upgrade to Route 26 and enters at an angle the sight distance is cut down considerably.”

The job is scheduled to be done by the end of July.

Korhonen, who is a selectman, abstained from voting on the bids.

Maxfield announced that due to the Fourth of July, the next selectmen’s meeting will be July 18.

Also, the town office will be closed July 13 and 14 while Maxfield attends a workshop on municipal accounting in Augusta and Deputy Town Clerk Rose Frasier is on vacation.


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