HOPKINTON — Some of Hopkinton’s roads that are in desperate need of repair have been moved to the top of the road repair priority list. Department of Public Works (DPW) Director Tim Tefft presented the list to the town council on Monday night for discussion and approval.
Council President Frank Landolfi said that although the town has $78,000 in reserve, it will need to borrow money to cover the estimated $1.8 million in repairs to 25 roads on the list.
“The quote we got for these roads is $1.8 million so we’re going to have borrow money, except for what we have in our budget, which is $78,000. So we’re going to have to go to bond,” he said. “The voters approved the referendum to borrow up to $2 million, now that that’s in place we’ll be able to proceed with that money.”
“If this does pass, there are some more roads we could add to the list,” said Tefft.
Council Vice President Sylvia Thompson pointed out that the council had received only one complaint about the roads and asked that the council make a plan and move forward carefully.
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