Williamstown Conservation Commission OKs Patch Work on Route 43
iBerkshires.Com reports the Massachusetts Department of Transportation this month will do some repair work on Route 43, but a full rebuild of Water Street south of Latham Street is still several years away.
MassDOT design engineer Amer Raza was in front of the town's Conservation Commission last month to get its blessing on a $120,000 "mill and fill" project that will address deficiencies in a 1.7-mile stretch of the road from about the Taconic Golf Club south and west to Mount Hope Park.
"This is just a patch resurfacing for Route 43," Raza said. "We will be milling 2 inches and overlaying 2 inches. This will hold the road for a couple of years until we have that full reconstruction project."
The larger project will see 2.3 miles of the road rebuilt from Hopper Road to Latham Street under a plan that has been under development the last couple of years.
Town Conservation Agent Andrew Groff told the commissioners that the reconstruction project is planned for 2023.