|Pittsfield Planning $4.8M In Street Paving Over 2 Years|
|City of Pittsfield, |
10:58AM / Friday, June 29, 2012
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The city of Pittsfield has released the list of streets to be resurfaced this summer and continuing into next summer. The estimated $4.8 million project is expected to begin in mid-July.
"The need for street work outweighs the money that the city has available," said Mayor Daniel Bianchi. "Streets were selected for resurfacing based on their physical condition. We have a street priority list and have already identified areas for next year."
The city's asphalt recycling program, which has been in place for few years, has saved approximately $1 million.
Streets slated for resurfacing this summer are:
First Street, not including newly resurfaced pavement in front of The Common; Tyler Street, from First to Woodlawn Avenue; Lakeway Drive, from Onota to Valentine Road; Winesap, Imperial,Wealthy, Dutchess, Greenings, McIntosh, Easton, and Mountain View.
Also, Hancock Road, from North Street to Pecks Road; Highland Avenue, Gale Avenue, from West Housatonic to Redmond/Osceola Street; LeRoi Drive, Loumar Drive, Trova Terrace, Williamsburg Terrace, Deerfield Street, Greenwich Street, Meadowview Drive, Morningview Drive, Skyview Drive, Beaumont Drive, Highlawn Drive, Hopewell Drive, and Farnsworth Terrace.
Also, Broadview, Tanner Avenue, East Park Terrace and Faucett Lane.
Other streets will be prioritized for consideration next year, with some requiring preliminary work before resurfacing can take place. They include Mountain Drive, Glory Drive and Gaston Avenue, which have drainage issues that must be addressed prior to resurfacing; Hubbard Avenue and Downing Parkway, which will be resurfaced after the landfill solar project is completed, and the remainder of Hancock Road, where bridge and culvert work must be completed. Other streets on the priority list for next year are Leona Drive, Elm Street and several side streets in that area.
Parking on both sides of these streets will be temporarily restricted at times during the construction work. Although the streets will remain open, the traveling public is advised to seek alternative routes during construction as temporary delays will be unavoidable.
Further information regarding when temporary parking restrictions will be in effect will be provided by the contractor working through the Pittsfield Police Department and subsequent press releases.