Construction in Stowe is moving ahead at full steam as the calendar turns to September, when another major road project is set to begin on Route 108 in Cambridge.
For those on two wheels or their own two feet, the Stowe Recreation Path will be getting some attention — and partially close — as streambank stabilization work is done.
Here’s a rundown of what’s on the docket.
Stowe sidewalk work
Work last week included paving School Street, Maple Street and the TD Bank driveway along with detail work to new sections of sidewalk and bump-outs. Work also took place around and behind the Akeley Memorial Building and parking lot, TD Bank and other buildings along that side of Main Street.
Workers also shut down School Street between Main and Pond streets on Monday and Tuesday. Outside of the School Street closure, all work this week was expected to have minimal impacts on traffic.
Work to install new curbs in several areas, including the intersection of Main and School streets, Mountain Road from Main Street up to the bridge and on Maple Street, has been postponed. New granite curbing for those locations wasn’t delivered on time; work is now scheduled to begin Thursday, Sept. 5.
Traffic detours will be in place during curb installation. Questions? Contact Abby Earle at 253-7350 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Part of rec path closing
A portion of Stowe’s rec path will be closed to all users beginning Tuesday, Sept. 3. The section of the path between Bridge 1 (the first bridge at the path’s beginning behind Stowe Community Church) and Bridge 2 will be shut down while workers stabilize the nearby streambank and relocate the path.
The work will be done by Dale E. Percy Inc., who came in as both the low and high bidder with a budget of $137,000, said Earle.
Anyone looking to use the rec path should use the Cemetery Road or Mayo Farm Road access points.
Town staff say the project should take roughly two months, and that section of the path will reopen by Nov. 1.
Route 108 work
Work to stabilize a bank between Route 108 in Cambridge and the Brewster River is set to start on Tuesday, Sept. 3, the day after Labor Day.
The $517,757 project will take place along a short stretch of Route 108 near the intersection with Burnor Road, about 2 miles past Smugglers’ Notch Resort. The slope between the state highway and the nearby Brewster River has become unstable, so workers will use a variety of methods and steps to stabilize the steep slope and improve drainage.
One lane of alternating, one-way traffic in the area will be maintained by flaggers during the day, and the road will be fully reopen and restored to two lanes at the end of each work day.
Work is scheduled to wrap up by Friday, Nov. 22, although the contractor may need to return in the spring for final landscaping.