Newry plans hearing on road reconstruction
Newry will hold an informal public hearing Nov. 19 on a proposal to reconstruct a 1,200-foot stretch of the outer Sunday River Road.
Selectmen are considering a proposal from Main-Land Development Consultants for the estimated $300,000 project.
Main-Land owner/president Bob Berry and project manager Rick Dunton met with the board recently to discuss options for the stretch of road near the Nordic Knoll subdivision and Letter S swimming hole.
Berry said the road and a large culvert are in poor condition.
A full project would include such steps as surveying and mapping the road, designing the reconstruction, and administering the bid process and the construction.
Berry said the road design could provide for widening the swimming parking area next to the Sunday River somewhat so cars can get off the road.
Selectmen said last week they believe people with interest in that section of road should have a chance to provide input on topics including traffic, parking, and water runoff ahead of a formal proposal and town vote.
Such a vote would likely take place at the annual Town Meeting in March.
The Nov. 19 meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. at the Town Office.
In other business at last week’s board meeting, Selectman Brooks Morton reported the Bylaws Committee is completing a final draft of new bylaws to guide the board in town business.