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Town to hold briefing on Fox Hollow and other roadway improvements

September 09, 2009
MOULTONBORO — Town officials will discuss roadway improvements on Fox Hollow intersection and other roadway improvements during a special information session.

On Sept. 10 a briefing will be held on road improvements for several roads at 7 p.m. Another briefing will follow on the repairs at the intersection of Fox Hollow Road and Route 25 at 7:30 p.m.

Town Administrator Carter Terenzini sent letters to residents with interest in these projects, 100 on Fox Hollow Road and 300 who reside on or around the other proposed roads. Announcements were also placed on the town's website and residents who received a letter were encouraged to go there for further information.

The briefing will be held in lieu of a regularly scheduled Selectmen's meeting and the Selectmen will instead hold a work session at 4 p.m. that day.

Proposed improvements to Fox Hollow intersection will be discussed during the 7:30 p.m. briefing.

Fox Hollow residents have made appeals to the town that the intersection is dangerous and is in need of improvements. Eventually the Department of Transportation agreed to fund 2/3 of the cost. An article was approved at town meeting to appropriate the $461,250 needed for the project, with the expectation of a $261,376 reimbursement from the state.

It was then announced in May that the DOT would fund $600,000 of the project with federal stimulus finds.

The briefing will give residents an opportunity to look at the beginning of the design for roadway improvements. Terenzini said in a statement that the town hopes to put the project out to bid later this year with construction starting in April of 2010.

The briefing on Fox Hollow will follow an earlier briefing on road improvements. The town has slated for several roads for paving and/or tree trimming improvements this year. The roads slated for these improvements this year are Krainewood Drive, Driftwood Drive, Butternut Lane, Hanson Drive, High Haith Road, and portions of Redding Lane for tree trimming only.

The town engineer and other town officials will be on hand to answer questions and concerns about both projects and discuss the schedule and scope of work. And well as construction impacts to property. Survey and concept plans will also be available for review.

"This will not be your only opportunity to learn about the project, ask questions or make suggestions," Terenzini said in a statement. "However, the earlier you are able to be part of the planning the better it is for all of us as decisions often get made at each step of the process."

The briefings will be held at town hall. Selectmen did discuss during their Thursday meeting the possibility of having another venue available in case many residents attended or were expected, likely Moultonboro Academy.

Martin Lord & Osman
Varney Smith
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