At the 2018 and 2019 Annual Town Meetings, Wilton voters approved about $6 million in bonding for the first two years of a 5-year, 15 miles per year road restoration program. Due to weather delays, the town was not able to complete the first 30 miles by today, as originally planned. Wilton First Selectman Lynne Vanderslice says the remaining roads will be paved over the next two months.
Due to the pandemic, the town was unable to hold this year's Annual Town Meeting. That means about $3 million of funding for an additional 15 miles of road paving was not been presented to the voters for approval. Wilton is planning to hold a Special Town Meeting in October with an adjourned vote on the November Election ballot.
Historically, the Town’s paving schedule was developed based on the age of the road, with adjustments for highly traveled roads. Last year a decision was made to scan all town-owned roads to obtain an engineering evaluation of each road. Roads were assigned a pavement condition index.
As of July 2019, approximately 18 miles were found to be in poor condition. Further details about the scanning are available on the Department of Public Works page of the town website.