Road work continues on route 6 in Plymouth

Published on Friday, 18 September 2020 12:01


PLYMOUTH – Road work in Plymouth is moving along, according to Mayor David Merchant.

The construction detours that have been put into place along Route 6 as the water main is replaced, Merchant said, have been working out well.

“I go by every morning and see that they have done another 25 feet or so of the road,” Merchant said. “We’ve had no issues with it. They should reach Kearney Street in the next week or two and then they will switch over to daytime construction.”

Merchant said he does not plan to bond for the new police station or road repairs until after the November election.

“There is a lot of planning going on with the registrars to make sure it goes as smooth as we can,” he said. “There are a lot of write-in ballots that they have to work through. We will have two polling places, not one. We will probably use the high school and a second place but we haven’t decided yet.”

Merchant also said that Town Hall is open Monday through Thursday and Merchant said that everything has been “going smooth.” However, he plans to continue virtual town meetings over Zoom for the time being.

“We can start in-person meetings probably at any point, but right now we’ve had no issues with Zoom meetings,” he said. “We plan to keep doing them a little longer. As we get into the fall, we’ll see what happens and make a decision, probably in the next few months. We’ve got to make sure everyone wants in-person meetings. There are a lot of people on boards and commissions that don’t want to go indoors where there are people.

Brian M. Johnson can be reached at 860-973-1806 or

Posted in The Bristol Press, Plymouth, Terryville on Friday, 18 September 2020 12:01. Updated: Friday, 18 September 2020 12:03.