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Sidewalk repair curbed in Weston

Posted by Ralph Ranalli July 31, 2007 12:11 PM


Efforts to refurbish a sidewalk and parking lot next to Weston's Town Green have hit a bump in the road.

The town wanted to accomplish two tasks: replace the uneven sidewalks in front of a strip of businesses at 391-409 Boston Post Road), and ensure that cars using the tiny parking lot in front of the businesses don't encroach on the sidewalk to park.

Public Works Director Robert Hoffman said the town has a ten-foot-wide right-of-way in front of the stores, but the rest is private property, and the town needed permission to go forward. But the owners of the land decided not to allow the town's contractor to do the work, preferring to hire their own. Hoffman said that will make for inconsistent results.

"The parking lot's very uneven, and because we put the new sidewalk in, it's going to look kind of ugly," said Hoffman. "It made sense to do everything at once."

One of the property owners, declined to comment or answer questions on the matter. The other could not be reached.

-- Stephanie V. Siek

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