Even though town officials would like to find a way to expand the parking area at Mary L. Tracy School, for now repaving the lots will have to do. According to First Selectman Jim Zeoli, enrollment at the school is up and the school will add another kindergarten class for the 2019-2020 school year.
“Enrollment is climbing to numbers we haven’t seen in a long time and that’s a good thing,” Zeoli said. Though officials have looked into ways to increase parking, the topography of the land limits the options. For now, they will continue to use nearby town lots and crossing guards as alternatives when needed.
The paving project is expected to cost $130,000 and will be paid for with state monies from the Local Capital Improvement Program funds. It is slated to begin when school ends in June and be completed about a week later.
In other paving and road repair news, the Derby Milford Road Bridge is scheduled to reopen by the end of May. Other streets slated for summer paving and overlay include: Narrow Lane, Hitchcock Court, Marsh Hill Road, South Lambert Road, Sarah Circle, Crocker Court, Indian River Road, Martin Lane, Overbrook Drive, Zack Court, Hundred Acre Road, Riverside Drive and Deer Run Road.
By Laura Fantarella – Orange Town News Correspondent