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Waldo awaits DOT road recommendations

By Carolyn Zachary | Apr 06, 2021

Waldo — The Maine Department of Transportation's liaison for Waldo met with First Selectman Kathy Littlefield last week to take a look at the severe mud conditions on Bonne Terre Road.

The road, and other dirt roads in the town, were the subject of extensive discussion at the annual town meeting March 27. Bonne Terre had become impassable, with ruts as deep as 3 feet, despite Public Works' restoration efforts.

Littlefield said DOT has no recommendations yet. "He has some tests to run," she told The Republican Journal Tuesday, April 6. "He said we were doing all we can by putting stone on it."

As Littlefield described the situation during town meeting, around the middle of March "the bottom fell out of the Bonne Terre Road." Public Works spread 1,168 yards of stone and rock on the road, but the road collapsed again March 25.

Public Works spread about 800 to 900 more yards of stone and rock, although Littlefield said the road was so bad that the grader and gravel trucks got stuck. The road remained impassable and the town closed it.

 

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