Norwell: Officials to propose bond for Route 123 road repair

Norwell’s D.P.W. Director appeared before the town’s board of selectmen Wednesday night, to go over a proposal to repair a 3.2 mile stretch of Route 123.

D.P.W. Director Paul Foulsham said he’ll submit a town meeting article, requesting a $3.2 million dollar bond to repave a large portion of Main Street that’s in desperate need of repair.

“The $3.2 million right now that we’re looking for is to do drainage improvements to Route 123, (Main Street). We actually looked at putting in a new sidewalk from South Street to the Hanover line. That would tie in the South Street to Cushing Hill Road, down to the Middle School bike path. There’s also the milling and overlaying of the street from Norwell Center or Dover Street, depending on where the Planning Board is with their project, up to the Hanover line, which is 3.2 miles.”

Foulsham is also appropriating $160,000 from existing chapter 90 funds to improve the intersection of Grove nd Prospect Streets, considered to be the most dangerous intersection in Norwell, by adding a left turn lane on Prospect Street.

Work on the intersection will take place this summer and should take about two weeks to complete.

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John Penny is a town news reporter at WATD. He primarily covers stories in the towns of Marshfield, Cohasset, Scituate, Norwell, Hingham, Abington and Quincy.