GOFFSTOWN - 23 August 2012, 8:33pm: Many business owners, local residents and those who travel the Pinardville Mast Road section will be very glad in about five days. Side walks are complete with new mail boxes for home owners, drainage is working perfectly where it was improved upon, bottom coat of paving is down, and tonight Brox Industries are in full steam ahead mode.
There is more to this project than many will realize. After inception, preliminary plans, manner of payment for such a huge financial endeavor, listening to residents and the concerns of business owners and final considerations, Carl Quiram and his team went into action.
Some people wonder why this main artery has been worked on for the past three years at an almost non-stop level of disruption. Only so much can be done at at time. "Drainage and Sidewalks must be done beforehand", said Carl Quiram, Goffstown's Department of Public Works Director who is overseeing the project with hands on management of every inch of pavement to ensure the final road surface is exactly to specifications.
Money for each project comes in pieces and acquiring funds from various sources each year is part of the overall plan management. Again, only so much can be done at a time specified, and while funds are available. Quiram says there are three sources of funds for this project; initially funds from the Goffstown Road Plan, AARA funds and the Sewer Commission is paying for about half of the project, which was leftover AARA funds from the Sewer Commission, says Quiram. The only kink in the plan that surfaced recently, according to Quiram was the subcontractor that Brox Industries hired to prepare the manhole covers and other small raised structures was not working out. Quiram stated that they were dismissed from the project and a company Quiram knew well, with a high standard of work history was immediately brought in, which kept the project on schedule. The goal is to make it to the Bartlett Elementary School tonight in both directions. The pavement goes down at 260 degrees and cannot tolerate traffic until it is below 120 degrees according to Quiram. With paving at night and lower temperatures, traffic disruption is kept at a minimum stated Quiram. It was at the request of Brox Industries to perform the work during overnight hours which was approved by the Selectman.
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Kudo's to Team Quirum on this massive endeavor and finally, Mast Road through Pinardville will be 100% finished and will enhance the appearance of those traveling through this section of Goffstown. Business owners and residents will certainly be happy, especially knowing that there will no longer be disruptions in the years ahead. Paving started tonight and should be completed by 6am Friday morning with striping to follow two weeks later.