At the May 2014 Town Meeting, the Health Department announced that the combined plans for remediating the landfill and replacing the transfer station had to be separated and resubmitted to the State for approval. This was the result of finding that contractors who were good at one of the planned jobs were not skilled in the other, resulting in significantly higher pricing than expected. Unfortunately, the experience delayed the start of everything.
Recent good news is that the landfill remediation is ready to move forward once again. The Health Department tells us that work in Steer Swamp should begin in June and take about twelve months. This work will shut down Gamble’s Trail from its Blueberry Road entrance to the wooden bridge that crosses Babbling Brook. The trail will be restored after the remediation is complete.