State Representative DebraLee Hovey (R-112) has met with State Department of Transportation (DOT) project managers on the lag in completing the Route 25 project which was slated to be completed last year, and subsequently met with local leaders to review the delay and attempt to get it back on track.
Hovey noted that there have been numerous issues involving utilities and the local businesses along the Route 25 which have combined to impede progress.
“I wanted to make sure that everyone was on the same page and to discuss exactly what is holding up this project,” said Rep. Hovey. “When this project was initiated in 2004 I worked with the town and state to be certain everyone’s needs were met. We have a good project and we need to have it completed as efficiently and quickly as possible to minimize the disruption a project like this inevitably creates.”
Hovey said that as of today the utilities are up to speed and that work will resume on July 9th at the northern end of the road by Monroe Muffler. Work will begin in mid-August in the section by theJudd Road intersection.
“There are certainly inconveniences associated with this project but I believe that the improved traffic flow and appearance, particularly around the Stepney historic section will make it worth it,” she added.