2017 City Annual Paving Program

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Mayor Erin Stewart and the New Britain Public Works Department announced that the City’s 2017 Annual Paving Program will soon begin, which will involve rehabilitating 8.9 miles of road across 45 City streets.

“With an extensive network of roads in our City, proper maintenance and paving is necessary to ensure we have a safe, and reliable transportation system that lasts many years,” said Mayor Stewart. “Our 2017 paving program reaches many neighborhoods and is strategic in repairing roads that are in most dire need of repair.”

Portions of the following roads will be milled and paved: Acton Street, Andrews Street, Apple Tree Hill, Arch Street, Armistice Street, Beach Street, Brighton Street, Broad Street, Carver Street, Chestnut Street, Corbin Avenue, Dodge Street, Elizabeth Street, Elton Street, Erik Court, Glen Street, Grove Hill, Henry Street, Highview Avenue, Horseplain Road, Hutchinson Street, John Karbonic Way, Kelsey Street, Leo Street, Logan Street, Long Swamp Road, Lurton Street, Main Street, Main Street #2, Neanda Street, North Wellington Street, Park Drive, Pequot Street, Peter Court, Richard Street, Rose Court, Ruth Road, Scarlett Drive, Skinner Drive, Stewart Street, Stonegate Road, Vine Street, Viola Lane, Wellington Street, and Worthington Street. For a more detailed list of the sections of these roads that will be paved, visit paving.newbritainCT.gov.

Priority is given to roadways that are in the poorest conditions, as determined by the Pavement Condition Index, which places a numerical value between 0 and 100 on the condition of a road. Other factors are also considered, such as traffic volumes and roadway classification.

The majority of the work includes milling the top 2” of existing pavement and then installing 2” of new pavement. Milling will tentatively begin Aug. 7, with paving to follow after that. All of roadwork is expected to last approximately eight weeks and will be done primarily between the hours of 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Downtown pavement rehab will be completed at night to limit impacts to local businesses. Letters have been sent to all residents within the project limits informing them of the work. Additionally, door hangers will be distributed to homes one week prior to milling.

For more information about the street paving and to view daily updates, visit paving.newbritainCT.gov

In addition to the paving of 45 streets, the City will also crack seal 9.8 miles of road across 27 City streets. Crack sealing is a cost effective maintenance tool for extending the life of roads by filling in cracks in the road, thereby prohibiting water from penetrating into the pavement—which causes erosion and potholes.

The total cost for the 2017 Annual Paving Program is $2.13 million.

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