Weather delays Warren's Burr's Hill work


Recent wet weather has delayed the town from finishing a major reconstruction project at Burr's Hill and the Warren Town Beach.

The road and sidewalk reconstruction work is the last phase of a $2-plus million project to replace sewer lines in the area. Though town officials had hoped to finish it up by the beginning of June, but now believe a majority of the work — repaving part of Water Street, putting in sidewalks and other jobs —will be done a week or so after the Fourth of July. However, a re-pave of the Burr's Hill parking lot itself won't be completed until after the summer season ends.

"We thought the best tactic would be to wait until the fall," Warren Town Manager Thomas Gordon said.

Meanwhile, the beach is open and lifeguards are on duty. DPW crews have put in extra cones and other barriers in the area to keep people safe as the work continues.

"It's unfortunate but we're trying to make it as safe as possible for the children down there," Mr. Gordon said.


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