Money for road work approved

Selectmen have approved a contract to pay Lorusso Construction $182,600 to repave a number of town roads. The Plainville company was the “lowest responsible and eligible bidder,” according to a memo by Director of Public Works David Field, who said funds to pay for the work will come from the state Winter Rapid Recovery Road program and his department’s operating budget. Town officials also approved spending $307,400 on surface treatments for Short Street and a portion of Foundry Street using available road bond funds that were approved at the May Town Meeting, he said. All States Asphalt Inc. of Sunderland will perform that work, Field said. “This surface treatment is part of our continuing pavement management program and is intended to help preserve and extend the useful life of the asphalt pavement on these roads,’’ he said. Field said preconstruction meetings must be held before a date for the work can be set.