A look at the transfer station on Thursday, July 28. Photo: dotCANTON
Three large containers have been connected to the three permanent drop-off ports at the transfer station, and the new system for collecting household trash could be operational by the middle of next week, Department of Public Works Director Bob Martin said on Thursday, July 28.
Martin said the pull-up area, which is now 50 feet wide, compared with “less than 30″ feet wide in the past, is scheduled to be paved on Monday, Aug. 1. Lines that will define backup lanes to the ports will be painted on the pavement the following day, said Martin, who added that the incline to the drop-off area isn’t as steep as it was in the past.
Martin said the last piece of the renovation puzzle will be the installation of safety fencing in the drop-off area. The DPW director said he hopes that will be completed by Wednesday, Thursday or Friday of next week.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy cuts the ribbon to mark the official opening of Phase III of the Farmington River Trail during a ceremony Thursday morning, July 28, at the trail head near the intersection of Albany Avenue (Route 44) and Lovely Street. Malloy is flanked by state Sen. Kevin Witkos, 8th District, Canton First Selectman Dick Barlow, and state Rep. Timothy LeGeyt, 17th District, left to right. Witkos and Barlow rode bicycles to the event. Malloy said the trail and the opportunities it offers for recreation are "all part of a home-grown effort to make people healthier." Photo: dotCANTON
Afternoon sun on Wednesday, July 27, bathes the now completed gazebo in space between River Road (Route 179) and the Farmington River just south of the waste water treatment plant. Work was finished in time for a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, July 28, to officially open Phase III of the Farmington River Trail. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and other state and local representatives will attend the 9 a.m. event at the trail head near the intersection of Albany Avenue (Route 44) and Lovely Street. Parking for the ribbon cutting ceremony will be available at Best Cleaners and at Vincent Funeral Home. Photo: dotCANTON
The top price of unleaded regular (self-serve) gasoline was up two cents to $4.11/9 Wednesday, July 27, at four of the seven stations we monitor on Route 44 in New Hartford, Canton, Simsbury and Avon.
When July began, the highest price of unleaded regular (self-serve) at these seven stations was $3.91/9 per gallon. The $4.11/9 price reflects an increase of about 5 percent.
Here are the numbers we spotted Wednesday afternoon, just before 4 p.m.
Citgo, 513 Main St. (Route 44), New Hartford $3.95/9
Mobil, 443 Main St. (Route 44), New Hartford $3.99/9
Mobil, 306 Albany Turnpike (Route 44), Canton $4.11/9
Citgo, 232 Albany Turnpike (Route 44), Canton $4.11/9
Gulf, 210 Albany Turnpike (Route 44), Canton $4.09/9
Shell, 12 Albany Turnpike (Route 44), Simsbury $4.11/9
Mobil, 411 West Main St. (Route 44), Avon $4.11/9
A Hartford Courant report says tests have concluded that the mountain lion killed by a car in June on the Wilbur Cross Parkway in Milford was from South Dakota and had traveled more than 1,500 miles to get to Connecticut.
When the air's hot, and the water's not ... (Tuesday, July 26, on the Farmington River in Collinsville.) Photo: dotCANTON
The town is advising that roadwork will begin on Dyer Avenue, from Simonds Avenue to Maple Avenue, on or about Monday, Aug. 1. The work will focus on drainage improvements, resurfacing, curb installation and the reconstruction of driveway aprons as required.
According to the town, Dyer Avenue will be open to local traffic at all times during construction, but there could be delays. Detours will be provided during construction activities to reduce thru traffic on Dyer Avenue.
Since access to the community center / library and Canton Intermediate School will be impacted during construction, the drainage and surface improvements included in this section of roadway will be completed first, before the start of the school year, according to the town.
The town says driveway aprons to local properties may be replaced within the public right of way to match the elevation of the new roadway pavement. According to the town, the contractor is required to coordinate any temporary closures of a private driveway in advance of the removal and replacement a driveway apron. There may, however, be minor delays in leaving or entering affected driveways at certain times.
The town says questions should be directed toward Jeff Shea, project administrator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 860-693-7855.