The town also made progress on a deal that some town officials thought may never be finalized. After years of negotiations, plans were finalized last week and ground was broken on a 157,000-square-foot Lowe's home improvement store. The store's location just off of Freemans Bridge Road and across from a Wal-Mart Supercenter caused some debate in the planning process, with concerns about increased traffic in the already congested area.
Town Planner Kevin Corcoran said the project's details were worked out over the summer. Lowe's will construct a new road to the right of 99 Freemans Bridge Road. Corcoran said an intersection with a traffic light is in the plans for next year, which will further reduce traffic concerns.
"Lowe's has worked with us and understands our concerns. We are happy to see construction finally begin," said Corcoran.""