Snow removal: Bennington's public works team has been working diligently to keep the streets clear. Even with all the snow over the past few weeks, we're still within the annual budget for snow removal costs. However, snow removal slows down and becomes more costly when city workers have to maneuver around parked cars and when snow from driveways gets blown into the streets. You can help by refraining from parking on the street during snow emergencies and by refraining from blowing or scooping snow onto the street.
(The mayor generally declares a snow emergency with 2" of snow or more. During snow emergencies, parking is limited to the odd-numbered side of the street on odd days and the even-numbered side on even days.)
CW Hadan improvements: The Council selected a $41,000 bid to add parallel parking stalls, designed primarily for trucks, along the north side of CW Hadan Drive in front of Cubby's and the business park. The local contractor, CT Construction, will likely do the work in June, timed to avoid nearby work on 156th Street.
Next priorities: Work on the 156th Street project will resume in March, weather permitting, and the latest schedule shows that the project should be completely done in August 2021. As that enormous project wraps up, the city will look to next priorities, and I would like to hear from you:
Which streets and roads are most in need of improvements?
Where are the most important places where we can improve pedestrian safety?
What kinds of amenities would you like to see at the new park that will be developed along the south side of Bennington Road?