The path from Verona to Fitchburg changed slightly earlier this year with a traffic shift as part of the Verona Road reconstruction project.

It’s still a long way off, but the city has begun planning for a new public works facility that could enable 24/7 drop-off of recyclable waste, reduce internal traffic backups and ensure expansion is available on the same site decades into the future.

The pace of homebuilding in Verona has cooled somewhat over the past four years after a post-recession correction, but it’s apparently not for lack of interest.