Published DateBELMONT — A key portion of the village revitalization project is nearing completion as Main Street is close to looking like it will when the project is complete.
Town Administrator Jeanne Beaudin said that while Phase 1 of the projects also includes Sargent and Fuller Streets, she said aside from a few items, the Main Street are project is nearly complete.
She said the plantings and the grass will go in this week and she expects, weather permitting, the final top coat of asphalt to be put on by the end of the week as well.
She said the sidewalk and some painting won't be completed by this weekend but Main Street will be ready for the Memorial Day ceremony planned for Monday.
The historic bandstand will be placed on a new round, cement pad located between the library and the now town-owned "bank" building, said Beaudin, who added the contractor who moved it for the town will be putting it in the new spot at some point and the Belmont Heritage Commission will begin the revitalization once it's on the new spot.
Mill Street is one way from the North Main Street entrance just north of the library by local ordinance and is two-way coming from the south, until Center Street. Center Street itself is one-way, from the Belmont Mill out to Main Street. According to information given at last night's selectman's meeting, Mill Street was already one-way by town ordinance so selectmen didn't need to vote.
She said the Veterans' Memorial that had been built by Eagle Scout Alan Bartlett has been moved from near the Belmont Mill to a spot in front of the library was and will be rededicated during the Memorial Day ceremonies by the the American Legion Post 58 following the Memorial Day parade that begins at 1 p.m. at the Belmont Middle School.
Beaudin said the contractor should begin working on the water lines for both Fuller and Sargent Streets shortly and she expects construction to be completed this summer.