A high priority project for the Town of Farmington was rehabbing the deteriorated curbs and sidewalks on portions of Pleasant and Front Streets, along with improving ADA conditions within Meetinghouse Park.
The Town expended funds for needed storm drainage on the north end of Pleasant and Park Streets, as well as repaving on Pleasant and Front Streets. The two levels within the Meetinghouse Park can now be accessed by the newly constructed paved walkway in front of the Honor Roll and reconstructed sidewalk along Exchange Street. The uneven walkways were removed, re-graded with gravel and repaved. The central steps were reset, and metal handrails and fencing were constructed and installed by the Public Works Department.
There was also a need to add sidewalks, curbing, and ADA warning strips where there was none for pedestrian accessibility, street crossing safety, and to define parking. The sidewalk project also necessitated constructing a segmented retaining wall with under-drains connected to a nearby catch basin.
The ornamental light-pole bases on Main and Broadway were rehabbed because they had deteriorated due to winter snow removal and salt.
The project was achieved through a combination of CDBG funds, Town cash and in-kind contributions. Contractors for the project were Off Road Construction, Inc. of Minot, Western Maine Concrete of Wilton, and Bruce A. Manzer, Inc. of Anson. Engineering was by Dirigo Engineering of Fairfield.