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Rockland sets road paving priorities

By Stephen Betts | Jun 19, 2020
Photo by: Stephen Betts Holmes Street in Rockland is one of the streets to paved this year.

Rockland — Rockland has set its road paving schedule for the year.

According to public services, Willow Street from Main Street to Union Street, and Holmes Street from South Main Street to Broadway will be paved complete with a shim coat and overlay.

There will be substantial area repairs to Limerock Street (by the recreation center), Dump Road, Broadway, Union, Mechanic Street, Orient Street, School Street and Park Street.

There will be sidewalk and curb replacement on Grace Street from High Street to 84 Grace St.

Paving will be done to West Meadow Road ( from the town line to Sherer’s Lane), Sherer’s Lane, Thompson Meadow Road (from West Meadow Road  then west 1,125 feet), Talbot Avenue ( from Old County Road to  Bartlett Drive)

After those are completed, the following streets are at the front of the list going forward. Factors that would determine how much of the list and what order they are completed include new development or utility involvement that would aid in cost sharing, the city's costs to deal with earthwork/utility issues related to the paving, and the final 2020-2021 municipal budget that is to be voted June 22.

Those streets are Mountain Road, Walker Place, Lisle Street, Broad Street, Talbot Avenue (from Bartlett Drive to Main Street) and Lake View Terrace.

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Comments (3)
Posted by: Stephen Betts | Jun 22, 2020 17:39

Steve, the paving budget is $350,000 and the city said it will do as much on the list as the money will allow.

Posted by: Gerald A Weinand | Jun 22, 2020 16:39

Here's an idea - before we replace the sidewalk on Grace Street let's move the utility poles out of the path of travel. And I know this happened years ago, but whomever had the stupid idea to place utility poles in sidewalks all over Rockland should have their backsides paddled.

Posted by: Stephen K Carroll | Jun 20, 2020 08:51

Steve do you know the total cost for this summers road work ?  Each year the City raises a little over one million from the excise tax citizens pay to register their vehicles.  As I have been saying for years now, if Rockland dedicated all those funds to road repair (as they were originally  intended) NO additional borrowing would need to occur and repairs could be planned each year.

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