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Sharon: Road work nears completion

  • Work continues on Mountain Road in Sharon. Staff photo by Brandon Latham

  • Work continues on Mountain Road in Sharon. (Brandon Latham / Monadnock Ledger-Transcript) Staff photo by Brandon Latham—Monadnock Ledger-Transcript...

  • Work continues on Mountain Road in Sharon. (Brandon Latham / Monadnock Ledger-Transcript) Staff photo by Brandon Latham—Monadnock Ledger-Transcript...

  • Work continues on Mountain Road in Sharon. (Brandon Latham / Monadnock Ledger-Transcript) Staff photo by Brandon Latham—Monadnock Ledger-Transcript...

  • Work continues on Mountain Road in Sharon. (Brandon Latham / Monadnock Ledger-Transcript) Staff photo by Brandon Latham—Monadnock Ledger-Transcript...

  • Work continues on Mountain Road in Sharon. (Brandon Latham / Monadnock Ledger-Transcript) Staff photo by Brandon Latham—Monadnock Ledger-Transcript...

  • Work continues on Mountain Road in Sharon. (Brandon Latham / Monadnock Ledger-Transcript) Staff photo by Brandon Latham—Monadnock Ledger-Transcript...

  • Work continues on Mountain Road in Sharon. (Brandon Latham / Monadnock Ledger-Transcript) Staff photo by Brandon Latham—Monadnock Ledger-Transcript...



Monadnock Ledger-Transcript
Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Work on improving Mountain Road in Sharon is nearing completion, according to Town Administrator Juliana Kazanovicz.

The seasonal road, which meets Route 123 and directs north into Peterborough, has been under constuction for about six weeks.

“It really happened fairly quickly,” Kazanovicz said.

The project is being completed by Keenan Equipment Company, based in Peterborough. 

According to Kazanovicz, “We had a special meeting to actually approve the contract with Tom Keenan, Keenan Equipment Company, on June 14, and work began at the beginning of July.”

Keenan was hired on June 7, and the contract process took only one week. At that meeting, the selectboard also debated details, such as what type of gravel to use.

Part of the reason the endeavor has been so expedient is that the land is dry, thus not protected wetlands, which would have required the town to seek a permit before work could begin.

The contract called for a $10,000 advance to begin the work, and Kazanovicz estimates it will cost roughly an additional $10,000, possibly up to $15,000, by the time it is completed.