Milling, paving to begin in Berlin

Published on Wednesday, 4 October 2017 21:43
Written by Charles Paullin

Staff Writer

BERLIN - Milling and paving on Farmington Avenue from the Citgo gas station up to Worthington Ridge will begin this week, a department of public works employee said.

The road work is part of a paving schedule that will also include milling and paving Worthington Ridge from Farmington Avenue to Hudson Street, Deputy Director of Public Works Jim Horbal, said.

Connecticut Natural Gas had been completing system upgrades on Farmington Avenue in anticipation of the milling so to not rip up the repaved road, CNG spokesperson Ed Crowder said.

Following completion of that area, milling and paving will begin near the American Legion on Porters Pass, on Fairview Drive, Fairview Place, Jacobs Road, Mattabassett Street and David Drive.

After that area, roads around Silver Lake will be milled and paved, which includes Whitney Lane, Worthington Lane, Worthington Point Road and Lake Drive.

Then, Edgewood Road between Barker Lane and approximately 721 Edgewood Rd. will be milled and paved.

Last year, Edgewood road from Baker Lane up to Southington Road received a full depth road reconstruction.

The milling and paving is part of a plan the Department of Public Works began after bonding $4 million earlier this year in March.

With 110 road miles throughout town, the plan is to pave 5.5 miles every year on a 20 year cycle. The project is still under budget, Horbal said. All roads paved this year can be found on the town’s website.

All roadwork should be done by the end of October and early November, Horbal said, with the flexibility to complete more roadwork if weather permits.

Posted in New Britain Herald, Berlin on Wednesday, 4 October 2017 21:43. Updated: Wednesday, 4 October 2017 21:45.