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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 04-04-2019

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12 LINCOLN APRIL 4-10, 2019 | VALLEY BREEZE | CUMBERLAND LINCOLN EDITION of Lincoln Woods State Park would be redone, including Musket Road, Surrey Lane and Iron Forge Road off Carriage Drive, which Quish said are in "atrocious condition." Nearby Olney Avenue and Lakeview Avenue will also be fixed. In Albion, Spring Green Road, Brookside Drive, Meadowbrook Road, Knollwood Drive, Foxwood Drive and Glenview Drive will be redone, all located off Albion Road. The rest of Reservoir Avenue would be milled and overlaid, a less expen- sive pavement restoration compared to a complete reclamation, as the town can't interfere with two significant water lines belonginng to Pawtucket, Quish said. The mill and overlay involves grind- ing down the top two inches of road- way and topping it with new asphalt, versus grinding up four inches of asphalt, reprocessing and compacting it into a gravel base and adding four new inches of asphalt. The town also hopes to install two new drainage upgrades, including one on Briarwood Road to prevent ground- water from coming up through the asphalt. Quish said that neighborhood is in the paving plan for the future, but that the drainage improvements were deemed necessary after the groundwa- ter froze and created a slippery situa- tion for residents this winter. The second drainage improvement, still in the early stages of design, is planned for Cobble Hill Road, which also became an icy slope this winter thanks to a lack of drainage for resi- dents to tie into. If the budget comes in lower than expected, Quish said there are other roads she'll look to fix. She said she makes an effort to be equitable across different areas of town, and that the list is prioritized based on the condition of the road, traffic volume and collabora- tion with utility companies. Roadwork already completed during the current fiscal year include: • William Street, Earl Street, Webster and Warren Streets, the lower portion of Smith Street and a small section of Pleasant View Avenue in Fairlawn; • Rivet and Foxx Drive, two cul-de- sacs off Harris Avenue; • The entirety of Wilbur Road, including widening a pinch-point; • And Ledgemont Drive and Samuel Stephens Drive. REPAIRS From Page One BREEZE PHOTO BY NICOLE DOTZENROD Pending the pas- sage of next year's budget, MEADOWBROOK ROAD is one of a number of town- owned streets that could see improve- ments this year. Mount Moriah Lodge hosts April 13 dinner for Manville food pantry LINCOLN – A spaghetti dinner fundraiser for The Genesis Project, a Manville-based food pantry, will be held on April 13 at the Mount Moriah Lodge #8 at 1093 Great Road, Lincoln. All proceeds from the event will benefit the non- profit's effort to feed and serve its neighbors. There will be dinner sittings at 4 p.m., 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m., with a 50/50 raffle at each. Tickets are $15, and can be purchased by call- ing Bruce Bates at 401-405-4052. Reservations are due by April 7. Rainbow Beard Show at library April 13 LINCOLN – Celebrate Rhode Island Library Day at the Lincoln Public Library, 145 Old River Road, with The Rainbow Beard Show at 10 a.m., on Saturday, April 13. The Rainbow Beard Show is the creation of Ricky Katowicz, who will bring his puppets and sense of humor for kids and adults to Lincoln for the first time. He is a regular at AS220 in Providence. The show will focus on libraries and is sponsored by the Friends of the Lincoln Public Library. This is open to all ages, but best for ages 3 and older. There is no charge for this pro- gram. Register on the website at or call 401-333-2422, ext. 22.

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