Greenwood road work set for this month
POSTED AUG. 5-The half-million dollars in roadwork (much of that in paving costs) Greenwood voters agreed to at their annual Town Meeting in May should be a reality by the end of August.
Town selectmen Tuesday accepted a bid from of $420,277 from Bruce A. Manzer, Inc. of Anson for the work, which includes seven sections of various lengths of Vernon Street, Gore Road, Old County Road, Old County Road, Rowe Hill Road and the Greenwood Road (two sections each on the last two roads).
The town received four bids on the package, with Manzer's being the lowest. The others were from Pine Tree Paving ($432,512), RC & Sons Paving ($486,600) and Pike Industries ($594,490).
The bond was a first for Greenwood, which previously had been raising $100,000 to $150,000 annually to “just keep band-aiding our roads,” as Budget Committee member Fran Piccirillo argued at Town Meeting.
The work underwritten by the bond will be directed at the town's better roads, in an effort to stabilize them for 10 years, during which time the worse-off roads (such as Richardson Hollow and Patch Mountain) can be attacked on a section-by-section basis.
Manzer is expected to begin work within the next two weeks, Road Foreman Alan Seames said.