Upcoming Mason repaving work includes Greenville Road and Jackson Road

  • On Saturday, Sept. 10, Busby Construction finished fine-grading Greenville Road. —PHOTO COURTESY OF DAVE MORRISON

  • Brox Industries will lay down 1,050 tons of new asphalt onto Greenville Road. —COURTESY OF DAVE MORRISON

  • On Monday, Sept. 12, Brox Industries began paving Greenville Road. —COURTESY OF DAVE MORRISON

Monadnock Ledger-Transcript
Published: 9/12/2022 12:02:06 PM
Modified: 9/12/2022 12:01:34 PM

On Sept. 10, the Mason Highway Department and Atkinson-based Busby Construction Co., Inc. completed the initial step for new asphalt on Greenville Road by fine-grading and prepping the road.

Due to rainfall, Brox Industries of Dracut postponed plans to lay down 1,050 tons of new asphalt on Greenville Road over the weekend until Monday, when work began on repaving a portion measuring seven-tenths of a mile. Plans also call for paving the first steep hill on Jackson Road from Route 123 Sept. 16 and 20. Repaving the hill is intended to prevent the gravel from washing out during heavy rainfall, and drivers are asked to avoid the area on the days work is happening.

According to Road Agent Dave Morrison, Mason residents approved a $50,000 warrant article for road restoration in March. The project to repair Greenville Road, damaged by cold temperatures and precipitation, has been ongoing for about three years. Contractors completed a half-mile portion of Greenville Road near the Greenville line and replaced five culverts to improve the drainage system. According to Morrison, $15,000 will be used for asphalt reclaiming, $40,000 for installing a second layer of gravel and $92,000 for paving. Morrison said the total cost is $8,000 higher than Mason residents anticipated.

“It’s tight this year because the price of asphalt is going up,” said Morrison. 

The $50,000 warrant article will help cover the cost of Greenville Road, and the remaining costs will be covered by the town budget, which is currently $260,000. However, Morrison said the project will continue to be unfinished due to a lack of funding. 

“We never have enough money to do the project all at once,”he said.

Mason’s Highway Department is expected to complete the last seven-tenths of a mile of Greenville Road by 2025. According to Morrison, the budget to restore Jackson Road is only $12,000 due to the small 300-foot section in need of repairs, and that work is expected to be done by Sept. 20.


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