When Will Construction in the Town Center Wrap Up?
The underground utility project is finishing up work in the public right-of-way.
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Question: I am beyond sick of all the traffic in the center of town. When is the undeground utility project going to finish up?
Answer: Town Manager Paul Cohen said work in the streets is finishing up, and should be done with final paving around June 1, meaning traffic will ease after that. Cohen said work will then move to the sidewalks and the rail trail crossings, which shouldn't impede traffic as much as the project currently has been. After that work is done, phase one of the project will be finished up, Cohen said.
Cohen said there is no specified completion date for all phases of the underground utility project in the town center. The constraint on the project schedule, he said, is the collection of surcharges on traditional land line telephone service that funds the costs for the suppression of the Verizon lines.
"The advent of wireless telephone and cable/internet telephone service has significantly reduced the number of traditional land line telephone service customers, thereby reducing the collection of these funds," he said.