A traffic island in the Bedford Gardens neighborhood is targeted for a floral makeover, thanks to a collaboration of government, volunteers, and neighbors.
Public Works Director David Manugian told the Select Board last week that the island is on Fayette Road at the convergence of Marion Road and Saran Avenue.
Manugian explained that the Bedford Garden Club reached out to his department to combine forces with the DPW and people who live in the area to resuscitate the lackluster street feature.
He explained that members of the club, with the DPW supplying supplies like mulch, will plant some perennials that don’t need a lot of watering, and the neighborhood will be responsible for maintenance over time. “It’s pretty similar to what we do with other islands,” he added.
“Most of these situations are stand-alone islands,” Manugian said. “There are some in cul de sacs, and in the past, in many cases, we worked with the neighborhood at the time the cul de sac was installed.”
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