MIDDLEBURY – Motorists trying to get through Middlebury are in for a nasty shock starting on Friday, as the town is planning to begin construction projects on all of its roads simultaneously. Town manager Kathleen Ramsay told reporters that the delays would last throughout the summer.
“I’m really excited about this,” Ramsay said. “I don’t think anyone has ever tried to fix all the roads at once. It just makes more sense. It will save taxpayer money since we don’t have to keep unpacking and repacking the construction equipment. And come September, Middlebury will have the best roads in the state! Yes, there will be inconveniences, as in any major upgrade, but I’m confident that the public will be satisfied with the end result.”
When asked how commuters were going to get through the town, especially on the heavily utilized Route 7, Ramsay encouraged drivers to use Otter Creek instead. “There’s a perfectly good river right there,” said Ramsay. “People were able to get back and forth using Otter Creek before cars were even invented, and I’m sure they can do it again for just a few short months.”
The public seems skeptical, although Country Tire Center on Seymour Street has reported a dramatic rise in the sale of inflatable aquatic tires since the announcement was made. Denecker Cheverolet has also confirmed that, likely due to the new Otter Creek route, their highest selling model for the month of May was the new 2018 Chevy Chevy Bang Bang.
Image Credits: Doug Kerr.