NEW BRITAIN - Potholes, be gone!
The city’s annual paving program is scheduled to begin next week and repair many of the New Britain’s roughest streets.
The program will begin on Monday with milling. Paving will begin the following Monday, July 23. The entire process will last three weeks.
“With an extensive network of roads in our city, proper maintenance and paving is necessary to ensure we have a safe, and reliable transportation system that lasts many years,” Mayor Erin Stewart said in a release announcing the program’s start. “Our 2018 paving program is strategic in repairing roads that are in most dire need of repair.”
Portions of the following roads will be milled and paved: Millard Street, Short Street, Peck Street, Long Street, Daly Avenue, Willow Street, Lasalle Street, Acorn Street, Oak Street, Lawlor Street and Beatty Street.
According to city officials, priority is given to roads in the poorest condition, as determined by the Pavement Condition Index, which places a numerical value from 0 to 100 on the condition of a road.
Other factors are also considered, such as traffic volume and roadway classification.
Letters have been sent to all residents within the project limits informing them of the work. Additionally, door hangers will be distributed to homes one week prior to milling.
No parking signs or other informational signs will be posted prior to the start of the work.
Residents are asked to keep the road clear of parked vehicles while work is in progress.
In addition to the $755,000 paving program, crack sealing and trench repair will also take place in the coming weeks.
Most of the work includes milling the top 2 inches of pavement and then installing 2 inches of new pavement.
The work will be done primarily between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
For detailed daily updates on when and where roadwork is taking place, residents can go to the city’s website, newbritainct.gov/services/public_works/programs_n_services/pavement_management_program.htm