Work will commence this week on re-armoring the Corcoran Pond dam adjacent to Waterville Valley Town Square. This State of New Hampshire-mandated project will cause some disruption in the Square and impact pedestrian traffic via the footbridge over Snows Brook.
As inconvenient as this construction may be, we have to keep reminding ourselves that the majority of the dam(n) construction will be but a short blip in time. Hopefully the majority of the heavy work will be completed by Christmas this year, and next spring the contractor will return to finish up.
Here are the details as I know them:
- The pedestrian/Nordic skiing bridge over Snows Brook will be closed until winter.
- The first order of business on the Town Square side of the bridge will be demolition from the corner of the Adventure Center walkway (about where the first set of stairs to the dock is) to the bridge, along the Snows Brook pathway to just beyond the lower door to the Adventure Center.
- There will be four crew members working regularly and an on-site supervisor who will have an office in Town Square during the work period.
- There will be some work vehicles hauling material through the Town Square courtyard near the gazebo.
- The construction crew will work Monday through Friday and some Saturdays (because we all want this work to go as quickly as possible).
- The staging area for vehicles and construction materials will be at the Osceola Arbor.
Stay tuned for updates. And stay positive. The inconvenience and unsightliness will prove to be short-lived in the grand scheme of life.