Written by The Westbury Times Staff, firstname.lastname@example.org Friday, 01 November 2013 00:00
Noticing a less bumpier ride as you drive through Carle Place? It’s probably because the community recently received full-scale roadway resurfacing projects, as part of the Highway Department’s 2013 season.
According to town officials, nearly 40,000 linear feet of Town roads were repaved, including 7,000 in Carle Place. A long awaited drainage project was also completed in the Appletree Lane area.
“By collaborating with residents and the community we were able to identify roads that needed resurfacing and drainage improvements,” Town Councilwoman Viviana Russell said. “We were able to mitigate years of flooding and drainage issues for residents through bipartisan efforts with state, county and village of Mineola officials. After appropriating funding and working closely with Highway and Public Works, we were able to get the job done. Thank you to past Carle Place Civic President Peter McDonnell for facilitating the meetings with all parties involved.”
In addition to Carle Place, some of the other large-scale roadway repaving projects took place in Manhasset, Port Washington, Albertson, Great Neck, and Greenvale.
The Town’s normal paving workload for a season has ranged between 30,000 and 40,000 feet each year since 2010. According to the Town’s Highway Department there are several different ways that particular roads are chosen for resurfacing each year. One way is through a list generated annually by the area foreman prioritizing roadways that require resurfacing. Another means of generating a to-do list is through feedback from 311 service requests and through the Town Council via constituent requests.