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Norwich Continues Road Repair After Flood


Submitted a year ago

The Norwich highway department is still repairing roads after severe flood damage about a month ago.

Here's an update provided by the town offices: 

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NEW BOSTON AREA:

New Boston Road has been repaired.  The washouts were repaired with 3” dense grade and ¾” hardpack has been applied for a top wearing course.  What remains to be done on this road is for the culverts to be checked for debris removal and the related ditching.  There are also some pavement repairs to be made on this road. Nothing has changed.  The same work remains to be done. 

Norford Lake Road:  The washouts were repaired with 3” dense grad and ¾” hardpack has been applied for a top wearing course.  What remains to be done:  A culvert needs to be replaced, as it was damaged during the storm.  The rest of the culverts need to be checked for debris removal and the related ditching needs to be done.  The guardrails need to be reestablished at the intersection of Norford Lake and Ladeau Road.  These were heavily damaged during the storm.  The stream crossing culvert at Dr. Arnold’s has been replaced.  The other work remains to be done.

TURNPIKE AREA: 

This area sustained heavy damage.  The repairs will be one of the out-to-bid items. 

The gravel portion of Turnpike Road is open to single-lane traffic only.  It needs all of the culverts checked, reditching, dense grade, and top course, some culverts will need to be replaced.

There will have to be some pavement repairs later on.  There is also some guardrail work that will need to be done on the paved portion to repair damage.

Some ditching still needs to be done by the Martin Witchie residence. 

Further up on Upper Turnpike Road there are some washouts to be addressed.  It is fixed for one lane traffic only. 

Needham Road is now open.  There is more work to be done to restore this back to its original condition.

Nothing has changed with this road.  The same work remains to be done. 

BEAVER MEADOW AREA:

The Beaver Meadow Road has 5 washouts that will need to be addressed.  Two of these washouts have been stabilized to prevent further damage.  There is more work to be done on these.

There is also quite a bit of pavement  and guardrail damage to be addressed.

There is significant damage down where the brook makes the bend at Huntley Street.  This area will have to be restored back like it was before this storm event.  Right now a lot of the brook is going against Beaver Meadow Road and turning the corner into Huntley Street.  If this continues, during another storm event it would take out Beaver Meadow Road and Huntley Street.  We will need to act on it.

Nothing has changed with this road.  The same work remains to be done. 

Kate Wallace Road:

This road has been repaired for one lane traffic.  It will need a top wearing course of hardpack applied.

Nothing has changed with this road.  The same work needs to be done. 

 Upper Tucker Hill:

The washout on this hill has been repaired with 3” dense grade.  After that we reestablished the ditch and lined it with Mirafi 500X drainage fabric and topped it with 2’ minus ledge rock.  What is left to do:  ¾” hardpack for a wearing course.

Nothing has changed with this road.  The same work needs to be done. 

Goddard Road:

The washout on this hill has been repaired with 3” dense grade.  After that we reestablished the ditch and lined it with Mirafi 500X drainage fabric and topped it with 2’ minus ledge rock.  What is left to do:  ¾” hardpack for a wearing course.

Nothing has changed with this road.  The same work needs to be done. 

Bragg Hill:

The hill above Happy Hill has been repaired with 3” dense grade.  We reestablished the ditch and lined it with Mirafi 500X drainage fabric and topped it with 2’ minus ledge rock.   What is left to do:  ¾” hardpack for a wearing course.

Nothing has changed with this road.  The same work needs to be done. 

Chapel Hill South:

The washouts have been repaired with 3” dense grade.  We reestablished the ditch and lined it with Mirafi 500X drainage fabric and topped it with 2’ minus ledge rock.  What is left to do:  ¾” hardpack for a wearing course.

Nothing has changed with this road.  The same work needs to be done. 

Mitchell Brook Road:

This road is open for one lane traffic.  It will be one of the out-for-bid items.

Nothing has changed with this road.  The same work needs to be done. 

Tigertown Road:

This road has been repaired to one lane traffic.  The bridge has been reset emergency services vehicles can get through, if need be.    This will be one of the out-for-bid items.  This area sustained heavy damage. 

Nothing has changed with this road.  The same work needs to be done. 

Podunk Road:

This road has been repaired with 3” dense grade and is open for traffic.  It will need ¾” hardpack applied for a wearing course on the repaired areas.

Nothing has changed with this road.  The same work needs to be done. 

Sugartop Road:

This road has been repaired with 3” dense grade and is open for traffic.  It will need ¾” hardpack applied for a wearing course on the repaired areas.

Nothing has changed with this road.  The same work needs to be done. 

Four Wheel Drive:

This road has been repaired with 3” dense grade.  It will need ¾” hardpack applied for a wearing course on the repaired areas.

The work on this road has been completed. 

Hickory Ridge:

This road has been repaired and is open to traffic.  It will need ¾” hardpack applied for a wearing course on the repaired areas.

Nothing has changed with this road.  The same work needs to be done. 

Willey Hill:

The washouts have been repaired with 3” dense grade and has been topped with ¾” hardpack. 

The ditch needs to be reestablished and lined. 

The work on this road has been completed.

Brookside Drive:

There is a significant washout causing a guardrail to be hanging.  This has not been repaired yet.

Nothing has changed with this road.  The same work needs to be done. 

Campbell Flats:

The washouts have been repaired with 3” dense grade and topped with ¾” hardpack for a wearing course.

The culvert by David Sargent’s residence has been installed. 

The ditch further out should be lined to prevent future washouts.

The work on this road has been completed. 

Pattrell Road:

The culvert just below Charlotte Metcalf’s residence has been installed.  The washouts at that location have been repaired. 

There are a few areas to fix further out on this road that haven’t been done.

The work on this road has been completed. 

Bradley Hill:

This is open to one lane traffic.

The new culvert to be installed at the intersection of Bradley Hill and Powers Road has been purchased and delivered and will be installed soon.

There are some small washouts to fix further out on this road.

The work on this road has been completed. 

Town Farm Road:

This road is open to one lane traffic.

The large washout on the end of this road has been repaired.  It will now need ¾” hardpack applied for a wearing course on the repaired areas.  It will need to be reditched and the culverts checked.

The work on this road has been completed. 

We also completed work on Bullock Road and Blood Hill East because of washouts. 

Bowen Hill:

This road is open to one lane traffic.  There is a fairly significant washout beside the road that needs to be repaired with 3” dense grade and then topped with ¾” hardpack for a wearing surface.

The work on this road has been completed. 

Hogback Road:

The washout has been repaired.

Hemlock Road:

There are a series of small washouts that need to be addressed. 

The work on this road has been completed. 

 

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