Update: Project is confirmed to start on Monday, Aug 9th. Work will be from Monday thru Friday (weather permitting), with no work on Saturdays or Sundays. Trails are expected to be in usable condition on weekends. Equipment will remain onsite, but will be parked well out of the way. As work progresses, portions of the trails will not be accessible.
Reconstruction work on the Long Hill Road ATV trails is expected to begin on Monday (Aug. 9th). The excavator, TruView Mulching, Inc., will be starting on the trail at the power line crossing at Long Hill Rd. and progress towards Summit Terrace.
Typical work hours will be from 7:00AM through 5:00PM, Monday - Friday. They will keep noise levels minimal until after 8:00 AM, but noise should not be much of an issue at any time. Sections of the trail may need to be closed from time to time during the reconstruction process. Please obey posted signs.
The goal of this project is to make the trails passable again for ATVs, and to add features such as improved drainage that will reduce erosion going forward. Once completed, ATVs will be routed back onto the off-road trails and will no longer use Long Hill Road for connectivity.
Trail reconstruction is being paid for by a grant from the Maine Bureau of Public Lands which was matched by the G-NG ATV Club. The Town of Gray applied for these funds and will handle financial management and reporting, for which we will receive a small amount of the grant funds.
We very much appreciate the G-NG ATV Club and especially club President Jon Powers for his work in helping make this happen, and the Long Hill Road residents for their patience!