Plymouth: DPW presents road management program

Plymouth Department of Public Works Director Jonathan Beder presented an update this week to the Board of Selectmen. He talked about instituting a corrective road program to the approval of the Board and a round of applause from residents.

Beder who was recently named Director gave credit to others. “With Dennis Westgate, the Assistant Director and Rich Tierney, he’s Acting Water Superintendent—these two guys have been a great asset to me, especially I’ve only been here for four months—but the road program is very important to a community this large, especially with the network we do have of roads,” said Beder.

Fourteen roads were chosen for immediate attention as needed to drainage, reconstruction, paving and sidewalk repair. But the road most discussed by residents was Old Sandwich Road, in some sections a gravel road. Traffic on the road has increased as the population of Pine Hills has grown. Residents said the road needs attention. Beder agreed.

“There are a lot of pot holes. The road has failed and there’s a good amount of rutting in the road and it’s a concern to Public Works as far as a maintenance issue goes—and ongoing maintenance issue. So, we’re looking to repair that situation,” said Beder.

Memorial Drive is next on the DPW’s to-do list, followed by Atlantic Street.

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About Bobbi Clark

Bobbi Clark is a Plymouth area reporter at WATD. She began her career in radio as a producer at a news/talk radio station in Chicago. From there she went to WMAQ-TV, the NBC owned and operated television station in Chicago, As a producer there, she won 5 Emmy Awards for production of special programming. Bobbi is a graduate of Emerson College, with a degree in Writing, Publishing and Literature.