Mayor Scott D. Jackson and Public Works & Parks Director Craig Cesare announce that the 2012 paving program is underway, with the Fall phase complete.
In total, all or part of more than 30 different roadways will be repaved, with the majority being completed this calendar year and an additional round of work scheduled for the new spring paving schedule.
This will represent a total of more than 12 miles of road paved or reconstructed in one fiscal year, the largest investment in Hamden roadways in a decade, according to the mayor's office.
Work on the Fall 2012 paving list was completed last week. The paving list was determined by a variety of factors, including severity of road condition, proximity to community assets such as schools and parks, the last time the road was paved, traffic counts as well as continuation of multi-year paving projects.
In addition, this is the first year the town had the ability to review road conditions based on an independent, professional Road Pavement Evaluation, completed by the South Central Regional Council of Governments (SCRCOG). This index rated every road in Hamden on a scale of 0 (worst) to 100 (best).
The total capital investment in paving this year is more than $3.2 million, which includes replacement of catch basins, milling and raised manhole covers.
“Investing in our Town roads and sidewalks is a top priority of my administration and I am working to develop a plan to eliminate all of the roads evaluated at a “zero” in the Road Pavement Evaluation Study within two and a half years," Jackson said.
"We have invested in excess of $6 million to repave and reconstruct roads and replace damaged or hazardous sidewalk over the last two years through capital and grant funding," he said. "This is a good, solid start, but we need to do more to address the many, many roads in Hamden that are in disrepair.
“With the help of the new data, and a dedicated team, we are establishing a systematic approach to repair and maintenance that will aid in our planning and ability to secure funding in the years to come,” he said.
The following is the list of roads paved to date in the 2012-2013 paving program:
- Apple Tree Lane
- Autumn Ridge Road
- Bagley Avenue
- Barraclough Avenue
- Chauncey Road
- Choate Avenue
- Johnson Road – Still Hill to Hillfield
- Julian Drive
- Kelley Road
- Lakeview Drive
- Main Street -Benham to Mountain
- Main Street - Mountain to Chauncey
- MaryKnoll Road
- Prospect Street – Millrock to NH Line
- Renshaw Road
- Shelton Avenue – Goodrich St to the N.H. Line – Full Width
- Still Hill Road– Brooksvale to River Road
- Waite Street – Whitney to Ridge Road
- Wagner Road
- Warren Street
- West Slope Lane
- West Woods Road – Shepard to Fansrock
- West Woods Road – Fansrock to Gaylord
- Wintergreen Avenue – N.H. Line to Woodin Street
- Wintergreen Avenue – Brook St to Hodder