Saturday June 15, 2013

Manchester roundabout nears finish

MANCHESTER -- Work on the roundabout is coming to a close, just in time for the StreetFest celebration on June 21.

Planning and construction started last spring, according to Public Information Officer Tricia Hayes, and was originally slated to be a three-year project. However, once they were given permission to work at night the estimated time was cut down to two years. They were able finish almost 90 percent of the work before the winter months inhibited the next steps in their construction, such as paving and striping. "This is a time for the town to say thanks ... to the community," said Hayes.

All that is left to finish between now and the festival is paving, striping, the rearrangement of some signage, and the addition of a few crosswalks. The crosswalks will be made out of red thermal plastic, stamped to look like brick.

The festival will start at 6 p.m. with a parade from Adams Park down Main Street; during the parade, the route from the park to the festival will be temporarily closed. The public is invited to join the parade, which will be led by bagpiper Ben Partridge.

-- Manchester Journal


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