Closed to vehicular traffic since Oct. 31, 2017, Elbow Pond Road was about to officially reopen as this issue of The Beacon went to press, thanks to completion of the Mountain Brook box culvert.
Overseen by the Andover Board of Selectmen and Road Agent John Thompson, the project cost nearly $250,000, 75 percent of which will be reimbursed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), with the remaining amount coming from the town’s Bridge Rehabilitation Capital Reserve Fund. The mountain of paperwork was handled by Jane Hubbard, the town’s Emergency Management Director.
Selectman Dave Blinn added: “R M Piper Construction and Hoyle,Tanner & Associates Engineering are to be commended for their diligent work and planning on the project.”
Photos show massive concrete building blocks being piled in place, and final touches being added to the gravel roadbed.