Fuel costs to delay local paving

NEWBURY—Sky-high fuel prices are putting a strain on town budgets and causing some to curtail plans for planned paving projects this summer.
At its June 15 meeting, Newbury’s selectboard voted to delay the repair, preparation and resurfacing of a section of Leighton Hill Road starting at the intersection of Route 302. It is not just fuel prices that run up the tab for paving.
Paving requires the use of construction materials such as culverts, sand, stone and equipment to put these in place, all of which have increased in price