Fall dirt road maintenance will begin in October. DPW employees will be blowing leaf debris away from dirt road ditchlines. Please do not blow or sweep any leaves that have collected on your property back onto the road. Remove or bag leaves and dispose of properly.
Eversource along with Asplundh Tree contractors will be working in various parts of town for the next several months on several utility enhancement projects including tree trimming and some tree removal. The areas of town with the most activity include sections of; Exeter Rd, Trumbull Hwy, Goshen Hill Rd, Bender Rd, Gates Rd, Jordan Ln, Old Route 89 and Rafferty Rd. Residents please be careful when passing through Work Zones and if residents plan on picking any wood left behind please be mindful of your safety while doing so.
Residents may have noticed that over the Fall/Winter months DPW has been working in many different areas of town doing tree work by removing dead trees and small trees within the towns ROW (right of way) that may impact drivability and public safety. We have also been cutting back/trimming some of our roadways by raising the canopy to help allow better sight lines, a little more sunshine onto our roadways, a little easier mobility for our taller traffic and to just to help us better maintain our roadways. Public Works will continue tree trimming this week; We are finishing up Williams Crossing Road then we will be moving onto Reservoir Road and Camp Mooween Road. We hope to have these areas done by the end of March. Please feel free to contact DPW (860-642-7565) or the 1st Selectman’s office (860-642-6100) any time if you have any questions or concerns, tree work takes time and priorities will shift and we will do our best.
Highway Foreman, Tree Warden