CASTLETON-Warming weather means the start of construction
projects for the town of Castleton. Two grants were awarded by the
Vermont Agency of Transportation for $175,000 each to complete
needed repairs along Creek Road surrounding Green Dump as well as
the anticipated Grady Bridge project.
An informational meeting has been set for Monday, May 13 to
discuss the project outline for Grady Bridge as well as its
anticipated repair schedule. This meeting is open to the public and
begins at 6 p.m.
Numerous paving projects will be underway in the upcoming
months. Approximately $500,000 has been designated to repave
trouble areas. Creek Road from the south side of Green Dump and
Drake Road from Route 4A West to the overpass bridge will be
completely repaved. In addition portions of Pine Street, Pine
Street Loop, Staso Road and Sand Hill Road will also be paved. The
town highway crew will be working to repair culverts and road
shoulders along Rice Willis Road, which is currently scheduled to
begin later this summer. Plans to widen Barker Hill Road have also
been scheduled. Street sweeping and line painting will begin in the
next few weeks.
A sewer collection system blockage along Route 30 north caused a
backup in the ditch area near Crystal Beach. The line was flushed
and the site has since been treated with a disinfectant solution to
Plans to purchase an additional generator for the Bomoseen
station at Prospect Point have been approved by the select board
and quotes are being considered. The current generator will be
moved to the main pump station on Main Street, which has proven to
be a weak area during times of emergency.
With the end of the college year nearing, Town Manager Charles
Jacien met with, Dave Wolk, president of Castleton State College
and Dennis Proulx, dean of students. The group discussed the safety
of students and residents alike in the upcoming weeks. It was
decided that the Castleton Police Department along with the
college's public safety team will work together to ensure a safe
environment is maintained.
For more information, call 802-468-5319 or visit