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VIDEO: Improvements for Milford Athletics

Milford voters last year approved a revamping of the athletic facilities at Milford High School. The recent felling of trees near the tennis courts signaled the beginning of the project.

Right now, the scene around the tennis courts looks like something out of the Lorax.

Tree stumps, jagged and uneven, stick out on a muddy, barren landscape. But the unappealing sight is temporary. It marks the start of a $3 million package of improvements for Milford athletics.

To save money, town officials decided to go ahead and clear trees from the site, before awarding a contract for the full project, said Selectman Brian Murray, who is chairman of the Community Fields Committee. He estimated the move to separate tree removal from the general contract saved $20,000.

Town voters approved $3 million at Annual Town Meeting last October for the  Bids are being accepted now for the work, Murray said, and are expected to be opened June 7. Construction will begin soon after.

 drainage systems, outdoor lighting, tennis courts and parking area. It will replace the nearly 40-year-old athletic facilities, which are in disrepair. 

Lisa May 16, 2011 at 08:23 PM
It seems very dangerous the way it was left, not to mention the appearance is embarrasing when other schools that visit our courts for tennis, track event and even the High School Graduation in June. Although, I am excited about the improvements i just think it would of been better if they waited to the end of the school year if the intention was not to make it a safe place during the remainder of the school year.
Mary MacDonald (Editor) May 16, 2011 at 08:34 PM
They did put a pebble walkway down through it for the kids to get back and forth from the tennis courts, but no doubt, it looks pretty barren right now.

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