Motorists traveling down Broad Street in town have grown used to delays since a started in the spring. But the town is warning against even lengthier delays on the street next week once the contractor for the project begins to tear up the existing road and put down a new one.
That part of the reconstruction project is scheduled to begin on Thursday, Aug. 23 and last approximately two weeks. The existing road will be pulverized, regraded and new bituminous pavement will be installed. Traffic will be maintained on a gravel surface throughout the replacement work, according to the town, but delays are expected.
The $3 million project will reconstruct the section of Broad Street between West Middle Turnpike and Center Street, establishing uniform traffic lane widths, curb cuts for all properties, and sidewalks on both sides of the road.
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The town of Manchester is in the process of attempting to revitalize and redevelop that part of town, once part of Manchester’s primary retail area, but which has seen a downturn and economic stagnation in recent years.
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