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2018 Annual Paving Program to Begin July 16


Mayor Erin Stewart announced Wednesday that the City’s annual paving program will begin on July 16 with milling; paving will begin on July 23 and will continue for three weeks.

“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 2018 paving program is strategic in repairing roads that are in most dire need of repair.”

Portions of the following roads will be milled and paved: Millard Street, Short Street, Peck Street, Long Street, Daly Avenue, Willow Street, Lasalle Street, Acorn Street, Oak Street, Lawlor Street, and Beatty Street.

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 Monday, July 16, with paving to begin on July 23. All of roadwork will be done primarily between the hours of 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. 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. No parking signs and other informational signage will be posted prior to the start of the work.

Residents are asked to keep the roadway clear of parked vehicles while work is in progress.

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In addition to the $755,000 spent on the 2018 annual paving program, crack sealing and trench repair will also take place in the coming weeks. That work is currently out to bid.