Many of Briarcliff Manor's roadways are "cut up" in preparation for repaving efforts, Village Manager Philip Zegarelli shared in a recent update.
The village he said, measures about six square miles and has a total of about 40 miles of roadway.
"Naturally the roads have to be fixed, repaired and repaved over time," he stated. "This occurs based on the wear and tear of the road surface due to many reasons but mainly from traffic volume, drainage conditions and seasonal weather effects."
Instead of simply going over the rough spots with fresh asphalt, "For a lot of reasons but mainly good sense and sharper engineering techniques, we lift grates and manhole covers; re-set storm basins and many times repair or replace older ones; saw-cut or notch the road bed areas to receive the new asphalt," Zegarelli explained. "Prior to paving, we “mill down” the surface to smooth out the road bed and aim to improve the pitch of the road for better drainage whenever possible."
A contractor is set to begin paving at the end of the month and the project will continue through mid-October, he said.
"These dates are subject to a lot of conditions but it also matches the preferred time and weather conditions for paving," the village manager explained. "As we get closer to the start time, we will let you know and outline the road work and where."