Archertown Road Project Update
Week of November 6-10: Seeding and mulching of exposed banks. Final ditch work. Final rough grading. Clean-up and removal of surplus construction materials from the work zone This will result in some road closings during the week.
Week of November 13-17: Final grading and Paving which was postponed by the contractor from Week 6-10, will be done late in the week. Final grading will result in road closures. The expected paving is form the top of the hill section down past Highbridge Rd to Dublin Road intersection. The paving will be a base or shim coat only. Paving will result in road closures. A final drive layer will be applied in 2024 based on funding approval at March 2024 town meeting. There will be no paving on Archertown Road from the hill section east to to the bridge east of Blackberry Hill Road this fall. That will be a warrant article at the March 2024 Town Meeting
Week of November 13-17: Guard rail replacement. At this time the guard rail on the hill section curve has been removed. This replacement work may result in road closures. it will happen after the paving is complete.
Week November 13-17: Culvert and under-drain placement on Archertown Rd between Blackberry Hill Road east to the bridge. This is a last minute addition to the overall project because water was discovered running under the road after the pavement was ground. This will result in a 1-2 day closure of the road.
November 17: At this time the 2023 project will be completed. Road is expected to open.
Road closures can occur 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Trucks hauling materials should be expected on the various approaches to the construction areas.
We will update the schedule when we have firm commitments from contractors – Orford Selectboard