CONWAY MOVES FORWARD WITH FIRST BRIDGE ACCESS PLAN

by Christian Mower on May 24, 2012

THE TOWN OF CONWAY HOPES TO SOLVE THE ACCESS PROBLEM TO THE SACO RIVER AT FIRST BRIDGE IN NORTH CONWAY – AND HAS COME UP WITH A PLAN TO USE A LOADING AREA ON HUSSEY FIELD TO EASE CONGESTION.

CONWAY TOWN MANAGER EARL SIRES SAYS ANOTHER LOCATION FOR ACCESS HAD TO BE FOUND BECAUSE THE NORTH CONWAY WATER PRECINCT HAS A NEW FACILITY ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF THE ROAD AND DOESN’T WANT ACTIVITY IN THE AREA, SO ANOTHER LOCATION HAD TO BE FOUND.

SO THE PLAN IS TO USE AN AREA ON THE NORTH SIDE OF THE ROAD WHERE PEOPLE CAN USE A U-SHAPED TURNOUT TO LOAD AND UNLOAD ON HUSSEY FIELD.

THE ISSUE WAS RAISED IN THE SUMMER OF 2011 AS RECREATIONAL BOATERS AND SWIMMERS CROWDED A SMALL ACCESS AREA OF THE RIVER.

SIRES SAYS THE TOWN WILL APPLY FOR AS MUCH AS $10,000 IN GRANT MONEY FOR WORK ON THE LOADING AREA.

THE IDEA WAS DISCUSSED AT THE REGULAR MEETING OF CONWAY SELECTMEN TUESDAY AFTERNOON.

SIRES SAYS SELECTMEN HOPE TO SIGN OFF ON THE FINAL PLAN IN EARLY JUNE.