Always Exciting News: Orange Roadwork Scheduled

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May 162018

The Town of Orange Highway Department announced today that the following roads are to be paved.

Work will begin on Tuesday, May 29, 2018.

  • Tyler City Road
  • Porter Lane
  • Chestnut Ridge Road
  • Pinetree Drive (Peck Lane to Spruce Lane)
  • Spruce Lane
  • Oakview Drive (Spruce Lane to Ridge Road)
  • Wepawaug Road

Road work will begin May 29 and continue until complete. Please be patient as they work to improve our town.

Expect minor delays and detours.

Please…slow down and obey flagmen for their safety and yours.

Please direct any questions to the Orange Highway Department.

Highway Workers Honor One Of Their Own

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Mar 262015

Funeral_highway_truck (1)When a police officer or firefighter loses his or her life, the public is accustomed to seeing large funeral processions with participants from across the state, region, and often the country.

But on Wednesday, the streets of Tolland were filled with a long procession of more than 200 huge Highway Department trucks from near and far whose drivers and passengers know all too well the dangers of the everyday jobs they all do.

The men were there to honor David Lee Ridzon, 50, of Willington, the father of two who died Thursday, March 19, after he was struck by a public works truck from his own Tolland Public Works department while patching potholes.

The Orange Highway Department met with crews from Bethany, West Haven and Woodbridge in Orange at 6:30 a.m. and went as a group to the funeral at the First Congregational Church in Tolland.

Orange Crew Chief Don Foyer said, “D.O.T. work is one of the most dangerous jobs in the country. This is a reminder to slow down for work zones.”