Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Finishing Road Repairs

The Town Highway Department has been finishing the road repairs that were started this past summer on Woodland Valley Road. They have spent the last couple of days paving the section from just below Fawn Hill Bridge to just below the Holz farm. That will finish off that part of the road just in time for winter.

For those of you who are wondering why the highway department doesn't do the whole road at once, I found out this week from Eric Hofmeister that it costs $100,000 per mile to repave the roads and highways here in Shandaken. Since Eric is trying to keep costs as low as possible and stay within his budget so as not to increase taxes,  he plans to have the crew do incremental sections of different roads in town each year. So be patient, they will get all the way up into the valley, it just may take another year or so.

Drive slowly as you come up into the valley in the next couple of days. Men at work!