2015 is a “down” year for major road improvements because we are between cycles to bond money for major projects. Nevertheless, we are going to get a lot done, much of which we can thank O&R (and Jim Politi for negotiating the deal) for contributing to repave the roads they worked on last year, along with the $92,000 in “CHIPS” funding from the state for road work.
Work already done this summer includes repainting parking lines on those streets repaved last Fall, a new center line on Broadway, and lines for crosswalks on Broadway and Main Street. We also filled a LOT of potholes, and thanks for those that posted on our repair-me form.
Still to do later this season will be a “Crack Sealing” program to fill the cracks on streets that were repaved recently. This will significantly extend their life before cracks turn to potholes and we have to repave.
And, finally, in 2015 we have several streets that will be milled and paved. We have received quotes for the work and the following list are roads that will definitely be repaved:
- Tallman Avenue
- Haven Court
- Tillou Lane
- Sixth Avenue
- Grand Avenue
- Rockland Place
- Duryea Place
If possible, we will add Midland Avenue south of Main street.
There are several roads that need significant attention on their road surfaces and very expensive additional work, including curbs, stormwater drainage and supplemental sidewalk repair. These roads include:
- Midland Avenue
- Piermont Avenue
- High Avenue
The improvements on these roads will be included either in next year’s budget and/or our next bonded, capital project.
All in all, I am pleased that we are able to undertake such extensive road maintenance and improvements in 2015.