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10/18/2013 - Carle Place Among Prime Recipients as Town Wraps up Busy Road Resurfacing Season

North Hempstead, NY – North Hempstead Town Councilwoman Viviana Russell announced that Carle Place is among several communities across the Town that 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 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.”


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 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.

 Photo: Councilwoman Viviana Russell speaks with the Town Highway crew at a recent paving project.