Before a new highway garage is built, the old one has to go. And crews are working on it.
Work to demolish the former 14,000-square-foot highway facility, which was built in 1971, has begun. That will clear the way for work on the $5.967 million project at the Town Hall campus on Routes 5 and 20.
The average home at $250,000 of assessed value will see an increase of $62.50 to $77.20 a year on the homeowner’s tax bill. The town has set aside about $1 million in reserve funding to defray costs.
When complete, the town will have a new, 40,000-square-foot highway facility with capacity to expand, if needed. As part of the project, transfer station and traffic flow are expected to be improved.