RUMFORD — Town officials learned Monday that noise from pavement grinding and repaving work for next month’s in-town project on Route 2 won’t last three weeks.

Work will start at night on Wednesday, Aug. 6, on Route 2 at the intersection of Bridge Street and Prospect Avenue, extending east for 1.16 miles. Daily lane closures — restricted to 1,000 feet — will have alternating one-way traffic between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m., according to the Maine Department of Transportation.

Rumford selectmen learned of the planned work at Thursday night’s board meeting when Town Manager John Madigan shared what he learned from the state. He told selectmen that work on that project and another would last three weeks each and that the board would likely get calls from upset Hancock Street (Route 2) residents.

However, the noise won’t last that long.

“We have updated information from the MDOT that the in-town part of the project that would create noise would only include approximately six or seven days of night work for the milling and repaving of the road as opposed to the earlier report of three weeks,” Terri Palmer, executive secretary, said Tuesday in the municipal office.

Elevated noise levels will last for approximately four days during Aug. 4 through 10 and for three days during Aug. 18 through 24, she said. It will also affect Rumford Avenue.

In other municipal news, selectmen Thursday night tabled discussion on two offers for tax-acquired property and approved a quitclaim deed for another property.

An offer from Mark St. Cyr for 447 Swain Road was tabled until the board’s next meeting to await information from the town attorney, Palmer said. An offer from Don and Michelle Boucher for 21 Falmouth St. also was tabled until the next meeting to await board adoption of the town’s new Tax-Acquired Policy. Palmer anticipated it being approved at that meeting next month.

As for the quitclaim deed for Barry Moore for his tax-acquired property at 15 Front St., she said he paid everything that was past due, so selectmen OK’d the deed.

Selectmen also approved a request from the Parks Commission for the Rumford Park and Recreation Department to manage and organize town Fourth of July celebrations. Selectmen also agreed to put $9,000 from the cable franchise fees aside for the department to use toward such celebrations.

The board also approved designating three parking spots along Cumberland Street for one-hour parking.

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