TROY, NY – The City of Troy Department of Public Works (DPW) is putting your tax dollars to work, issuing this week's weather-contingent schedule for milling and paving projects to improve our roadways.
"Maintaining our roadways is maintaining essential emergency and economic infrastructure, and improves the quality of life experienced by community members of all abilities," said Troy Mayor Wm. Patrick Madden. "As always, my thanks go to the workers of our Department of Public Works, who put themselves in harm's way and make themselves available to respond to emergencies at all hours to ensure our community can dependably rely on safe infrastructure."
This week's schedule is as follows:
Monday 6/12 & Tuesday 6/13 (Beginning Monday at 123rd St)
111th St between 2nd Ave and 1st Ave
1st Ave between 111th St and 114th St
1st Ave between 116th St and 120th St
1st Ave between 121st St and 123rd St
123rd St between 1st Ave and 2nd Ave
3rd St between Ferry St and Adams St
Crestwood Ave between Morrison Ave and Hadden Ln
Brentwood Ave between Morrison Ave and Hadden Ln
Wilde St between Crestwood Ave and Hadden Ln
Hadden Ln between Brentwood Ave and Dead End
* The paving occurring on Wednesday, June 14th will be a True & Leveling (T&L) course instead of a full pave. The Department of Public Works is doing this for two reasons: one, there are many catch basins and water valves that need to be adjusted that won’t be done in time for a full 2” pave job. Secondly, it was determined after these roads were milled that the courses of asphalt underneath were not in adequate condition for a full pave. The T&L course means that a 1” layer of asphalt will remove imperfections and give the road a smooth surface, preparing for a second course of 1 ½” of asphalt in several weeks.
Milling is a process that removes a portion of the asphalt surface in preparation for future repaving. Paving results in a smooth road surface and safer driving conditions. Due to the nature of the materials involved in roadwork and the conditions needed for proper setting, these projects are highly weather-sensitive and thus this schedule is weather-contingent and subject to change. Work generally begins at 6AM unless noted otherwise.
Motorists accustomed to street parking in these neighborhoods are encouraged to mind posted parking restrictions to avoid costly fines and towing. Commuters should expect to encounter roadwork in the area and are encouraged to seek alternate routes of travel if possible.