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Next Round of West Hartford Road Repaving and Reconstruction Set to Begin

The Town of West Hartford is completely reconstructing some roads and repaving others. Photo credit: Ronni Newton (we-ha.com file photo)

Two more of West Hartford’s roads will undergo complete reconstruction, and 12 others will be milled and repaved.

The Town of West Hartford will be completely reconstructing some roads and repaving others. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

The Town of West Hartford will be completely reconstructing some roads and repaving others. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

By Ronni Newton

The season’s first round of road repaving and reconstruction in West Hartford is just about complete, and Town Engineer Duane Martin said that the next round is scheduled to being on 11 roads or portions of roads.

The work, which will include milling but not reconstruction, will take place on:

  • Ballard Drive
  • Canal Road (Westmont to Hunter Drive)
  • Jessamine Street
  • King Road
  • North Main Street (Southern Loomis Drive intersection to Farmington Avenue)
  • Ridgewood Road (West Point Terrace to Interstate 84 Interchange)
  • Short Road
  • South Main Street (Farmington Avenue to Ellsworth Road/Town Hall driveway)
  • Thomson Road
  • Vera Street
  • Westminster Drive

“Due to the on-street parking demand and the amount of vehicular and pedestrian traffic, we plan to perform the milling and paving work on North and South Main Street at night,” Martin said in an email. Conducting the work at night will be safer for drivers, public works, the contractor, and everyone else, Martin said.

Detours will be put into place for the work on North Main Street, South Main Street, and Ridgewood Road, said Martin.

In addition to the repaving work, two roadways will be completely reconstructed over the next several weeks. Complete reconstruction includes repaving as well as replacement of concrete driveway aprons, catch basin replacement, repair/replacement of curbing, and repair or replacement of damaged concrete sidewalks.

Lemay Street and Milton Street will undergo reconstruction. The curbing contractor has already started work on Lemay Street, Martin said.

A third round of repaving in September/October, and that schedule will be announced once it has been finalized.

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