Bedford to debate plan for $30 million in road repairs
In a presentation to the council on Aug. 14, Town Manager Jesse Levine said the objective of the proposal is to address a backlog of repairs on Bedford’s 189 miles of roads and to lay a path for a sustainable yearly road maintenance program.
Voters passed road repair plans in 2003 and 2005, but rejected bond requests in 2008, 2009 and 2010.
The proposal also includes a plan for gradually increasing the town’s annual road maintenance budget to $2 million by 2018, up from its current budget of $1 million.
“That million doesn’t really hack it anymore,” he said.
Dermody said the plan would ensure that local roads that stem from larger collector roads would receive attention.
“Two things happen,” Dermody said. “You run out of season, and you run out of money.”
“It’s now time to catch up with these roads,” said Dermody.
“The longer the roads go unmaintained, the more expensive they are,” she said.
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