South Main Street Paving

The Town of Marlborough received a Local Transportation Capital Improvement Program (LOTCIP) grant from the State of Connecticut to improve drainage and repave South Main Street.

The poor quality of the current road is exacerbated by inadequate drainage.  During heavy rain events, water pools on the road and is allowed to seep beneath the surface.  Recent rain events have significantly worsened the road condition.  To ensure that the new road lasts for many years, it is imperative that we address the drainage issues before we repave the road surface.

As we work toward a permanent fix, the Town’s excellent Public Works crew will continue to repair the worst potholes to ensure the road is usable.  Asphalt plants are currently operating. This means our Public Works Department will have a warm mix asphalt, allowing them to continue their important work of making temporary repairs and improvements to our roads. 

We are sharing the following anticipated schedule.  We will update this page as we accomplish key milestones and as new information becomes available.


April 1, 2024 Submit final engineering plans to the CT Department of Transportation DONE
April 22, 2024 Receive authorization to bid from the CT DOT and post bid documents for potential contractors to review
(Note: Bid must be open for at least 28 days)
May 28, 2024 Open bids and submit the low bid to the CT DOT  
July 15, 2024 Receive authorization from the CT DOT and sign contract  
Sept. 2024 Begin construction of drainage improvements
(Note: Start date is dependent on contractor's schedule.  Progress is weather dependent.)
Spring 2025 Grind existing road.  Regrade the road bed.  Pave the new asphalt surface.
(Note: Start of paving is weather dependent.)