Saturday, May 4, 2013

Mt. Tom Reservation repaving project nearly completed

The Billy Goat would like to report that as of last week, the repaving of the Mt. Tom Reservation is just about completed.

In addition to Smiths Ferry and Christopher Clark Roads, most of the scenic vistas and parking areas have also been paved. 

There was still work to be done at the entrance to the Bray Lake parking area and parking areas near Hampden Field. Aside from those spots, the other work involves the drainage culverts along the side of the roads.

There was speculation that Nonotuck Road was also going to be resurfaced but only to the Goat Peak area.

Access to Goat Peak and the Eyrie House Ruins has been cut off to motor traffic for many years and it remains to be seen if this road will ever be open to vehicles again.

It was a real joy to travel through the reservation without having to dodge those menacing potholes.  Hats off to everyone involved for a job well done.

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