West Hartford Town Manager Matt Hart said the second round of repaving is about halfway done.
By Ronni Newton
Round two, which is the largest phase in West Hartford’s annual repaving efforts, is well underway, and Town Manager Matt Hart reported to the Town Council that the following roadways will be completed during this round:
- Boulevard (Farmington Avenue to Mountain Road)
- Boulevard (Whiting Lane to Prospect Avenue)
- Brookmoor Road
- Cornerstone Drive
- Deepwood Lane
- Hyde Road
- Peaslee Hill
- Surrey Way
- Tanager Drive
- Westmont (Upper Loop area)
- Waterside Lane (including the cul-de-sac at the end of Waterside Lane, which is being reconstructed)
More extensive roadway reconstruction work – which takes one to two months and includes installation of granite curbing and concrete driveway aprons, catch basin replacement, selective concrete sidewalk replacement as well as reestablishment of roadway base material and repaving – is actively underway on Sylvan Avenue and Price Boulevard (from St. Augustine Street to Flatbush Avenue). Reconstruction is planned for Ledyard Road later this summer, Hart said.
The town has indicated plans to repave a portion of Park Road (from Trout Brook Drive to South Quaker Lane), Taylor Road, and Woodrow Street) in the third and last phase of the construction season, scheduled to begin in September, but Hart said the final decision will be made in the next few weeks based on available funding.
Hart also reported to the Council that the town finally received a commitment from the Connecticut Department of Transportation for the $3.7 million grant for the New Park avenue Complete Streets Improvement Project. The grant will be used for streetscape as well as pedestrian and other transit-oriented improvements in the corridor.
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