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East Lyme announces Dean Road tree work

East Lyme — The town will close Dean Road to through traffic between Whitney and Lovers Lanes from 8:30 a.m. until about 3 p.m. on Thursday and Friday to take care of a few hazard trees.

In a message, the East Lyme Public Works Department said the town and Eversource have identified a few very large hazard trees in front of 57 Dean Road, including one that dropped a large branch on the road during a windstorm.

“Due to their size, the tree contractor will need a crane to safely bring them down,” the message stated. “The crane will need to be parked in the middle of Dean (Road) so we will need to close the road to thru traffic during the work.” 

The Public Works Department has notified the school bus company and emergency services. The town is planning on installing barricades at Lovers Lane and Whitney Lane, along with signs on Dean Road at Boston Post Road. The department also will have a flagger at Whitney Lane to answer any questions that people might have. 

Residents with questions should contact the Public Works Department at (860) 691-4118.

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