Potsdam Town Council to use unexpected state road funding to improve stretch of Baker Road
POTSDAM – The Town Council voted to apply some unexpected state road funding to improving six-tenths of a mile of the Baker Road.
Town Highway Superintendent John Keleher reported that after stripping the Winter Recovery Funds for local road maintenance from the budget that was approved in April, the legislature restored that program’s funding at the end of the legislative session in June.That means Keleher has $55,507.38 that can go toward plans for road work in the town.
That money will go to needed repaving on Baker Road from the intersection of County Rt. 34 north to Hoadley Road .
The work is described as laying down two inches of binder on the 20 foot wide road, followed by one inch of type 7 top material.
If the work is done promptly, which is his intention, Keleher says the town could get its reimbursement for the work from the state by September.