Sandwich DPW Chief Asks Selectmen for Road Repair Money

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SANDWICH – The Chief of Sandwich Public Works Paul Tilton said the town’s roads are in serious need of repair, but that work will come at a price.

He said he recently asked selectmen for $5 million for a town-wide revamp.

“We do understand the financial restraints the town is up against, and the selectmen have some difficult decisions, Tilton said. “But we always stress that the roads are the most valuable infrastructure asset in town, and in terms of costs, and we want to make sure we take care of that.”

The town approved a $1.3 million outlay for various road projects in 2014, but only used that money on about 4 streets, including Main Street.

Tilton said the sum he asked selectmen for may seem large, but not doing anything about it now would increase prices exponentially down the line.

He said he hopes the decision will make town meeting in the spring. If approved then, Tilton said the department would begin work that summer.

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