Most meetings in Truro are remote. Go to truro-ma.gov and click on the meeting you want to watch. The agenda includes instructions on how to join.
Thursday, Oct. 6
- Beach Advisory Committee, 4 p.m., virtual
Friday, Oct. 7
- Open Space Committee, 12:30 p.m., virtual
Monday, Oct. 10
- Energy Committee, 4:30 p.m., virtual
- Bike and Walkways Committee, 6 p.m., virtual
Tuesday, Oct. 11
- Select Board, 5 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 12
- Planning Board, 5 p.m.
- Walsh Property Community Planning Committee, 6 p.m.
Asphalt and an Opening Date
Old County Road has been out of commission at the point where it crosses Eagle Neck Creek since November 2021, due to a culvert replacement that has involved a total of four delays.
The closed segment is now set to reopen on Oct. 11, DPW Director Jarrod Cabral said during the Sept. 27 select board meeting. This date was pushed back from the previously scheduled opening just after Labor Day.
In early September, after wing walls (in bridge design, wing walls act as retaining walls) were installed as corner posts for the culverts, they shifted in their foundations, Cabral said.
The DPW worked with consultants to come up with an alternative design. The total cost of the change order came to $170,000. But Cabral said the USDA has agreed to cover 75 percent of that additional cost. Truro will pay $42,500. The overall cost is still $373,125 below the maximum budget for the project, Cabral told the select board.
Cabral said Truro’s experience with the wing walls caused state Dept. of Transportation officials to rethink its mandate to use them in future projects. The DOT “doesn’t want to see this happen again on any of their projects,” Cabral said. But for now, they are still required.
As of Sept. 27, the rebuilt road had been laid with a base coat of asphalt in preparation for its Oct. 11 opening. —Sophie Mann-Shafir