FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 18, 2013
Town Wraps up Busy Road Resurfacing Season
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North Hempstead, NY – North Hempstead Town Board announced that several communities across the Town have received full-scale roadway resurfacing projects as part of the Highway Department 2013 season, during which nearly 40,000 linear feet of Town roads were repaved.
Councilwoman Seeman thanked the Town’s Highway Department for their hard work in paving over 4,600 feet of roads this year in her hometown of Great Neck, including major projects on Rutland and Dorset Roads.
“Having newly resurfaced roads enhances the quality of life and aesthetics of any Town,” Councilwoman Seeman said. “I am thankful to have such a hard-working Highway Department that works on behalf of the people of the Town of North Hempstead.”
Councilwoman Kaplan reported that over 10,000 feet of roadway was repaved this year in her district of Manhasset, including major projects on Onderdonk, Strathmore, and Andrew Roads.
“Having safe and newly resurfaced roads is a main pillar of any government, and enhances the quality of life in our Town,” Councilwoman Kaplan said. “For this administration, providing this service to our residents has always topped our list of priorities.”
Councilwoman Russell reports that more than 7,000 feet of roadway was repaved in Carle Place this past paving season. 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,” Councilwoman 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.”
Large-scale projects took place in Manhasset, Port Washington, Albertson, Greenvale and Carle Place.
The Town’s normal paving workload for a season has ranged between 30,000 and 40,000 feet each year since 2010.
According to Town’s Highway Department there are several different ways that particular roads are prioritized for resurfacing each year. One way if for an area foreman to submit lists of resurfacing projects they think needs immediate attention. The other is through feedback from 311 service requests as well as through the Town Council via constituent requests.