General updates from the Mason Highway Dept.

The Mason Highway Department is currently grading the town’s gravel roads, and also ditching and sweeping in the Brookline Rd. area in preparation for chipsealing over the summer. The Highway Department appreciates everyone’s patience as they complete these improvements.

Travel advisory for Darling Hill Rd. (Monday)

The Highway Department will be grinding the paved portion of Darling Hill Road on Monday, and possibly Tuesday if necessary. The road will be passable, but motorists should expect delays. Anyone doing business in the town offices can use the parking lots designated for the police department and school.

Paving should follow within a few weeks.

Roadside cleanup through mid-May

Mason Roadside Cleanup is anytime from mid-April through mid-May. Choose the time that works for you.

Charlie Lanni of the Mason Conservation Commission is coordinating. The big blue bags are available at Charlie’s Auto, 575 Jackson Road, right outside the front of the garage. You can call Charlie at the shop 878-3637 to let him know where and when you can do your part of the cleanup.

When you’re done, you can leave the blue bags by the roadside for Mason’s Highway Crew to collect, or bring them to the dumpster at Mason Highway Department.

Many thanks to all who help, and especially to A-1 Towing for generously making the dumpster available for free!

Dumpster at the Highway Dept. for road cleanup

The Mason Highway Department has a dumpster that residents can use to dispose of the trash they collect during road cleanup. Large items and tires should be left beside the dumpster.

The Highway Department is located on Depot Road, and the dumpster is near the gas pump.

Thank you to the volunteers who join the effort to clean up our roads.

Sand available to Mason residents

Mason residents are always permitted to come to the Highway Department on Depot Rd. to get buckets of sand for personal use. However, you may not take salt from the salt shed; the salt is reserved for use by the Mason Highway Department only.

Please be patient and wait if town trucks are working there until they are done as they may not see you. Safety first.

Road conditions during mild weather

With recent warm temperatures, the Mason Highway Department has been patching sections of roadway that have deteriorated due to mud. They continue to monitor the roadways and patch trouble spots as quickly as possible with the worst areas receiving the highest priority. For residents who want to report new areas that need attention, you may call the Highway Department office at 878-2279 and leave a message.