Traveling north of Verona could be a challenge this weekend.

The intersection at County Hwys. M and PD will close starting Friday, June 7, for paving and utility work within the intersection. 

The starting date for the reconstruction of Woods Road is getting pushed back two days.

Town of Verona public works project manager Chris Barnes wrote in an email that the Woods Road reconstruction project will begin on Friday, June 7, rather than the originally planned June 5 because of “unforeseen circumstances” that will prevent contractors from starting on time.

Barnes pointed out that the timeline shift for the project places it in the same timeframe as the shutdown of the intersection of Hwys. M and PD.

“The condition of Woods Road is in such dire condition, I cannot delay the repaving any longer,” he said.

Message boards near the road will be updated, Barnes wrote.

Both roads are expected to reopen on or before Sunday, June 9, weather permitting.

M/PD Intersection

The Hwys. M and PD intersection is expected to close at 8 p.m. June 7, and reopen at 6 a.m. on Sunday.

Barricades will be placed at different points in the road blocking access to the intersection.

From the south, no access will be available past Stony Ridge Circle, and staggered barricades will be placed at Cross Country Road so that residents are able to access their homes.

From the north, hard barricades will be placed at Flagstone Drive. Access to the road will end at Meriter Way from the east and at the University Ridge Golf Course Driveway from the west.

Message boards have been placed to inform drivers of the closures and will be updated.

There was not a recommended detour listed.

Woods Road

The town will replace an 850-foot portion of Woods Road Wednesday, June 5, starting at County Hwy. PD and moving north, a news release from town public works project manager Chris Barnes said.

Weather permitting, the road will be closed beginning June 7 and reopen Sunday, June 9, according to the release.

“The road has suffered severe damage from the winter and spring weather, and been the frustration of many users,” the release said.

The road will be completely pulverized and regraded before being repaved.

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