Long-standing persistent flooding and mud problems at the Onion Barn are soon to be a thing of the past.
On Tuesday, a contractor and the Department of Public Works began excavation and installation of a drainage system that will allow the Onion Barn lot to be beautified, used for various purposes, and serve as an alternate egress, as and if needed, by emergency response vehicles.
Weather and the usual other factors cooperating, Town officials expect the work to be complete by mid-September.
DPW crews began improving the area two years ago, clearing brush, grading the lot, and removing debris. Funds for the major work were cut from the budget in 2020, but a $45,000 allocation survived in this year’s capital appropriations.