Old Billerica Road Intersection Study Presented to the Selectmen

By Peter Manning

Old Billerica Road’s intersection with Burlington Road/Route 62 was once more on the agenda at the January 14 Selectmen’s meeting. DPW director David Manugian presented the results of a traffic study done over the past few months. It confirmed nearly all complaints put forward by residents of Sweeney Ridge and the neighboring roads. Traffic backups have increased substantially and decongestion along Route 62 has been marginal at best. The study also found drivers entering Bedford along Route 62 drive well above the speed limit to the point of endangering other drivers. Residents may have noticed the new, flashing speed limit sign placed along that stretch. The board admitted this turn fails on nearly all desired results.

Springs Brook Audit Receives Feedback from the Finance Committee

By Peter Manning

The Finance Committee met on December 13 to discuss Springs Brook Park’s recent audit. The roughly 35-page document was recently reviewed by the Selectmen, whose general observations were noted in a previous Bedford Citizen article. As a brief summary, they were impressed with the report, calling it thorough and a good standard for future projects.

First Parish Solar Panel Litigation Settled

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

The Town of Bedford shared the following statement regarding the resolution of a legal case brought by First Parish in Bedford, Unitarian Universalist, to permit the installation of solar panels on their meeting house.

The Bedford Citizen then reached out to First Parish, the Selectmen, and the Historic District Commission for their comments.

Selectmen Hear Public Backlash to the Old Billerica Intersection

By Peter Manning

Changes to the Old Billerica Road intersection continue to draw public interest, with some 60 residents attending the November 19 Selectmen’s meeting.

David Manugian, Bedford’s Director of Public Works, kicked off the discussion with a summary of past and future DPW projects. The department is experimenting with more eco-friendly paving strategies, ones with the added benefit of being less disruptive to daily traffic. He continued by ranking priorities of road restoration projects, rating the likelihood of 2019 completion.

A Pair of Last-Minute Bids Extend GSA Auction

By Julie McCay Turner

Yesterday’s high bid in the GSA auction for the Navy hangar prevailed until shortly before the auction was scheduled to end at 11:30 am CDT this morning.

Almost simultaneously, Bidders 4 and 6 each offered an additional $20,000 with bids entered at 09:48:17.0429 AM CDT and 09:48:17.0554 AM CDT.

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