Work on Hany Lane to Begin, Road Sweeping Program Under Way

DPW also announces hazardous waste dates.

The Vernon Department of Public Works has issued advisories on Hany Lane improvements, its road sweeping program and hazardous waste disposal.

The DPW will begin reconstruction work, including milling and paving, on Hany Lane beginning in April. 

The project is expected to take about four weeks, weather permitting.

Those traveling in the area should expect detours and delays during construction.

The DPW's annual sweeping program has begun.   

Residents and business owners are required to sweep sand from their sidewalks, driveways and handicapped ramps (if applicable) into the gutterline in long rows. Sand should not be swept into piles, because it retains moisture and is difficult for the sweepers to collect.

Those parking on the street are being asked to move their vehicles when the sweeper and crews are in the vicinity.

Vernon residents may dispose of hazardous waste at the Olcott Street facility in Manchester on the following dates: 

- April 14
- April 28
- May 12
- Sept. 8
- Sept. 22
- Oct. 27 

In addition, the town of Stafford will be conducting a collection at the public works garage, 210 East Street (Route 19) on Oct. 13.

All collections are held on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The following items will not be accepted: asbestos, smoke detectors, compressed gas cylinders, ammunition, fireworks, explosives, and fire extinguishers.

Motor oil and anti-freeze may be disposed of at the Transfer Station free of charge.

The drop-off is free to Vernon residents but the town is billed $37 per participating vehicle. Town officials are asking that residents bring as many hazardous materials as possible to the collection site and possibly car-pool with neighbors. 

The DPW can be reached at 860-870-3500.

Rocky March 31, 2012 at 12:02 AM
Does any one know the streets are evaluated for repair. Regan St., Baker Rd., Birch Rd., Ward St. the one way section., Worcester Rd. are in worse shape. I encourage other readers to drive down some of these mentioned streets. Adding to the list more challenged streets is encouraged.
Mark Kalina March 31, 2012 at 01:31 AM
Rocky, the worst street I've encountered in town not under repair - by far is Kingsbury Ave. A section of it is in Vernon and extends into Tolland off Rte 74 and 30. I've seen unpaved roads far superior to this washboard like road. The problem is it has been in this condition for years.
Rocky March 31, 2012 at 01:52 AM
You are correct. I was on that road during last winter, a lot standing water and ice. There are probably more streets that need to be addressed.
Michael March 31, 2012 at 03:07 PM
When planning these projects, does the town reach out to Yankee Gas or the CT Water to determine if anything needs to be updated or new pipes put in as a proactive step. My street was repaved not less than 2 years ago and would have been a perfect time to have Yankee Gas extend their footprint in town , so residents have a choice between gas and oil. However now that the new street is in, Yankee Gas says its cost prohibitive to start from scratch.
Rocky March 31, 2012 at 05:22 PM
You are correct Michael. Usually the utility companies come in afterward and upgrade their lines, leaving a nice road with tell tale signs of improper compaction and paving. On the subject of planning to upgrade utilities before road reconstruction. For all you in the audience, did you know that when Vernon Avenue was reconstructed from Rte 30 to South St. The perfect opportunity to place water mains and fire hydrants was present along the entire length, but that never happened. So in the future when the soil contaminants from the former auto junk yard and the former Rockville scrap reach the homeowners individual wells it will result in becoming an issue of ripping up the road to lay the water main. That happened under the road bond program under a former mayor. Does anyone remember the mayors name?


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