Mayor David V. Merchant plans to begin the new year by kicking off a long-awaited road reconstruction project on North Harwinton Avenue. Merchant said the town was able to secure $3 million in Local Capital Improvement grant funding from the Naugatuck Valley Council of Governors for the total reconstruction of North Harwinton Avenue. Another road project finishing up this year is the water main replacement on Route 6 near the Bristol line. Merchant said DOT crews have completed replacing the main, which caused traffic delays and detours from the Bristol line to the Route 72 interchange since last fall. He said construction crews will resume work in the spring or summer to repave that section of Route 6.