FARMINGTON — A storm-drain project on Front Street originally scheduled for this week has been postponed, said Denis Castonguay, Public Works director. He hopes to undertake the work, closing Front Street from Broadway to the cinema parking lot entrance in the process, next Monday if the winter weather cooperates.

The Public Works crew has worked overtime trying to keep town roads plowed and cleared since last Wednesday and the E.L. Vining crew has done a lot of plowing, too, he said. The final ice storm into Sunday made them realize the need to postpone the project that will replace a storm drain from the foundation of Crop and Scissors across Front Street, approximately 30 feet.

During the heavy rains this summer, joints in the old system couldn’t take the pressure of backed up water, some coming down from Main Street, and some joints broke leaving a sinkhole in the road, he said.

Castonguay expected the work to take at least three days and had planned to close the section of road during the project. The road is open this week but drivers can anticipate the project will be undertaken soon, hopefully next Monday, he said.

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