The Town of Franklin is also considering two bids for 12,000 tons of screened road sand.. Trudeau’s bid was for $4.35 a ton.. and Greymont bids $2.25 per ton, the difference.. Greymont’s bid is for Washed Manufactured Road Sand which is referred to as stone dust..
The Franklin Town Board tabled the decision to accept one bid over the other and plans to experiment in the next few weeks with samples of the stone dust to be sure it will work with the town’s equipment.. Following that, Willman says they may decide to go with a 30/60 ratio of stone dust to regular sand to see how the product actually works in real world conditions over the winter.. Based on this year’s pricing, if the Stone Dust doesn’t create major problems for the equipment in a test this winter, Greymont could potentially save the town as much as $25,200 on the annual purchase of road sand.
The Bridge in Franklin Falls is set to re-open Friday afternoon. The Route 48 detour signs will come down and travelers from Bloomingdale and Vermontville to Wilmington will have their road back.