Paving program progresses

The town's road restoration project is "making a lot of progress," according to First Selectman Bill Brennan. At Tuesday's regular Board of Selectmen's meeting, Mr. Brennan said five miles of the town's roads have "already been paved" since July 1. "In past years, we've only had about 2.8 miles done by this time, so we're off to a good start," he said.

Tom Thurkettle, Wilton's director of public works, said there are three more months left of the paving season. "After that, we will start back up again in the spring," he said.

The road repair initiative is part of a $3,329,800 capital bonded project approved by voters in May's town budget. The project will be spread out over five years.

Mr. Brennan said this summer's dry weather has proved beneficial with the road paving. "The good weather has helped," he said. "I am very pleased with the job that has been done."

Mr. Thurkettle said the town is working with the Danbury-based American Paving Company. "They've worked well with us," he said.

The next roads slated for paving are "tougher roads," so Mr. Thurkettle cautioned progress might slow down slightly.

Along with the roads listed, paving has also been done on the Wilton High School driveway and the Clune Center parking lot, Mr. Brennan said.

The following is a list of roads that have been repaved in July:

• Honey Hill Road

• Wampum Hill Road

• Mayapple Road

• Quail Ridge Road

• Ridge Lane

• Cherry Lane

• Part of Dudley Road

• Powder Horn Hill Road

• Parish Road

• Old Boston Road North

• Old Kings Highway.

The road restoration program will continue on the following roads in the near future:

• Wilton Woods Road

• Snowberry Lane

• Antler Lane

• Fawn Place

• Spectacle Lane

• Fox Run.