A decade of road work

The town is looking at a road-improvement project of approximately $18 million in the Marion Village area, town officials said. The project would be spread out over 10 years in five phases, and will involve repaving the roads and improving drainage pipes and sewer lines, said Town Administrator Paul F. Dawson. The first phase, which will be on the annual Town Meeting warrant May 13, would cost about $3.3 million, he said. That phase will be funded by a $1 million state MassWorks Infrastructure Program grant; Chapter 90 money, which comes from the state for road improvement projects; and money from the town’s sewer-rate fund, Dawson said.