Officials puzzled by stalled work
by Lisa Tome
He's not sure what has caused a delay in Charlestown's sidewalk project, but town administrator Wib Pumpaly is hoping for some answers.
In 2015, it was announced that Charlestown would be receiving a new sidewalk along Route 267 courtesy of the State Highway Administration.
The walk has been installed on the west side of the street between Linton House and the railroad bridge. It started last fall, progressed, and according to Pumpaly, has come to a halt.
"We haven't seen them (contractor) Congressional Contracting for almost a month now. We've seen lots of activity from the SHA. This is a significant delay. It was supposed to be done," he said.
"I spoke with someone in Chestertown (from State Highway). There are construction issues, I think. I understand the wall at Louisa and Bladen has to be taken out and rebuilt," said Pumpaly. But he has nothing in writing and is waiting for word. "This is a total SHA project. I'm not an engineer, but everything appears to be okay. There are obvious gaps where you know something still has to occur there," he said.
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