SOMERSET — Recreation Director Barry Fontaine said he was hoping the work on resurfacing the Pottersville basketball courts would start this week.

Fontaine said he expects the work to take three or four days to complete. He said basic voluminous concrete and color coating will be used. The courts will also be restriped, but he said there will be no three-point line.

The cost to resurface the basketball courts is $35,000 and is being paid for through funding from the Community Preservation Act funds that are generated through a one percent surcharge on property taxes that is only allowed to be spent on improvement of recreational facilities, preservation of historic and open space properties and for the development of affordable housing.

Fontaine said the resurfacing will be a big improvement over the current surface of asphalt and concrete on the basketball courts. He said there may be a problem with the middle court of the three courts because it is pitched, but he said the company the Recreation Department is contracting with to do the work will level that court. He said the other courts are pretty level.

Fontaine said resurfacing work on the courts has not been done in a long time.

The basketball courts are used by a lot of youths when the weather is conducive to playing the sport outside. Teamworks has also used the courts for a league in the summer. Fontaine said he would like to hold a three-on-three tournament there in the future.