Cairo infrastructure projects progressing on time
Anthony Fiducia is reporting for Columbia-Greene Media on the status of two major infrastructure projects in the town of Cairo. Town Supervisor Daniel Benoit said the construction of a sidewalk from Cairo Elementary School to the Hannaford market on Main Street, as well as the planned upgrades to the town water system will help attract businesses to the town. “Anytime you create an improvement in infrastructure it makes it more inviting for businesses to come,” Benoit said. “This way they know what the capabilities of the town infrastructure are.” Benoit said both projects are proceeding on schedule. The sidewalk project is awaiting a scope and fee document from the project's engineering firm, and construction is tentatively scheduled to begin in August 2018. The water system work includes establishing a new additional water source, replacement of necessary water pipes, all meters and the existing water tank. Installation of the meters, first stage of the water infrastructure work will be completed by the end of the year, Benoit said. The town is also looking for an additional water source. Drilling is underway and testing of a well near the town reservoir at the Cairo nature preserve is scheduled. Read the full story at HudsonValley360 [dot] com.