Town Approves Contract To Address Pavement Needs on Three Roads

Officials on Tuesday approved a $761,413 contract with a Norwalk-based paving company to address road repair and maintenance needs on three town roads— Spring Water Lane, Adams Lane and Hillcrest Road.

It’s the most recent cluster of streets fixed under the municipality’s “Pavement Management and Improvement Program” since 2004, as New Canaan works toward bringing all town roads into a cycle of re-paving and maintenance—some of which haven’t been touched in more than 30 years, officials said.

Under the program, roads are re-paved and then after 10 years get a “microthin overlay” and may undergo Cape Seal and crack-sealing maintenance, according to Tiger Mann, director of the Department of Public Works.

Prior to its launch in 2004, the town hadn’t done any substantial road work since 1984, Mann told the Board of Selectmen at their regular meeting.

“And now we have done 67 percent of the town roads, so some of those roads that latter 33 percent could be longer than 20 years,” he said at the meeting, held in Town Hall.

The company hired to do the work on Spring Water and other roads is FGB Construction. A small cul-de-sac there, Driftway Lane, will go untouched for now since there’s a large new house under construction on it and a second home to come, according to Mann.

“There are a couple more roads definitely on the list we have promised to people,” he said. “Spring Water Lane and Adams specifically been waiting about four years. They have been on hold for quite a while.”

New Canaan this year will address roads in one or two more areas of town, depending on how some soon-to-be-released bids for sealing come back, Mann said.

The contract is for $661,413 plus a contingency of $100,000. First Selectman Rob Mallozzi, Selectman Beth Jones and Selectman Nick Williams voted 3-0 to approve it.

According to Mann, when the town re-paved Cherry Street in 2008, it was the first time that had been done since 1951.

Williams asked about the status of Country Club Road, which he described as bumpy even with lots of crack sealing.

That’s one of the streets on the town’s radar for later this year, Mann said.

One thought on “Town Approves Contract To Address Pavement Needs on Three Roads

  1. If the Town plans to negotiate in good faith with Eversource to bring in natural gas from Stamford then why are we re-paving Adams Lane and Springwater in the next few weeks?

    Maybe the Town has already talked to Eversource and they have a different route in mind? I am concerned that something we approved last year should be delayed until we have clarity from Eversource.

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