Posts tagged ‘Construction’

May 31st, 2014

Town Referendum Today on $11.9 Million Road Bond

by Christopher O'Brien

Town residents head to Wolcott High School today to vote on whether to approve an $11,910,000 bonding projects for roads, schools and a new public works garage. The High School is the only polling place for the vote including for those residents who normally vote at Wakelee or Tyrrell schools. The polls are open from 8 am – 8 pm.

The bonding package, involves the following general areas:

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October 31st, 2013

Prevailing Wage Debate Pits Towns vs. Unions

by Christopher O'Brien
Rep. Richard Smith R-New Fairfield and Rep. Peter Tercyak D-New Britain

Rep. Richard Smith R-New Fairfield and Rep. Peter Tercyak D-New Britain

By Hugh McQuaid | CTNewsJunkie

Municipal associations asked the legislature’s Labor Committee to support changes to the state’s longstanding and politically secure prevailing wage policy at a public forum Tuesday in New Britain.

Connecticut law requires contractors working on state and town construction projects to pay their workers wages and benefits at least equal to rates posted annually by the Labor Department. The prevailing wage law applies to all new government construction projects above $400,000 and renovation projects costing more than $100,000.

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August 24th, 2011

Road Construction Report

by LonSeidman

Route 69 in the North End of town will continue to be slow as the State DOT continues to re-align the intersection with Woodtick and Long Swamp Roads. A section of Wolcott Rd. has been dug up exposing a dirt section lined with cones at Long Swamp. Expect a slow traffic pattern at the busy three street intersection as vehicles negotiate the dirt roadway. Local businesses including A Little Bite of Everything, Harold’s Country Store, and J & M Pizza are open.

Woodtick Rd. may also see delays as brush is cleared and fill is placed just south of the intersection. Eventually, Clark St. will be turned into a dead end and a traffic light will be placed at the new intersection. Wolcott Rd. will be physically moved about 15 feet to the west. This project is expected to be completed before winter.

Work in the Industrial Park has begun this week. Cocchiola Paving has begun placing drainage culverts and piping near the intersection of Tosun and Nutmeg Valley Roads. Those structures are on the roadway as the company begins to improve drainage in the area.

Truck traffic may still pass through the area, although the intersection will be limited to a single lane at times.

This project is part of an ongoing commitment to improve drainage in the low lying area, as well as reconstruct the road and lay new utilities. Federal grants are funding the bulk of the project and the project is expected to take approximately three seasons.