WOODSTOCK – Selectman Bruce Korhonen told the board Tuesday that the reconstruction of the intersection of Cushman Road and Route 26 will be completed by Friday, but will be closed Thursday from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m.

The entrance to Route 26 will be leveled far enough back into the Cushman Road so vehicles, especially trucks, will not have to stop and start on the present incline. The angle of the entrance will be straightened to allow for greater sight distances when vehicles exit Cushman Road.

The project was planned last spring and approved by the selectmen to make the entrance onto Route 26 safer.

Town Manager Vern Maxfield, who is road commissioner, said the cost will be just under $11,000. The money was appropriated at the March town meeting.

Because Korhonen’s company is doing the reconstruction, he did not vote on the contract award earlier this summer.

In other business, the board appointed Korhonen as the town’s representative on the Oxford County Budget Committee.

Fire Chief Geff Inman was authorized to do a location study and mapping project of hydrants throughout the town. Inman will also be heading up some short-term repairs on hydrants.

It was reported by Selectman Rick Young that the cost of installing a hydrant runs between $3,500 and $4,000 so adding them would probably be best over a two-year span.


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