GLOVERSVILLE — Crews could fix more than 3.5 miles of pavement in Gloversville this year.
The City Council voted Monday night to put a proposed 23-site resurfacing project up for bid. Here’s what the tentative plan includes:
- 4 streets in the First Ward
- 5 streets in the Second Ward
- 4 streets in the Third Ward
- 5 streets in the Fourth Ward
- 2 streets in the Fifth Ward
- 8 streets in the Sixth Ward
Note: Some of the streets traverse two wards, including South Judson Street, Fifth Avenue, North Main Street, West Fulton Street and Genesee Street.
“When those bids come back, we’ll determine ‘can we do them all or do we need to scale back a little bit?’ based on how much we receive,’” said Gloversville Finance Commissioner Tammie Weiterschan.
Bids will be unsealed in mid-September.
Street work is supplemented by an increase in state Consolidated Local Street and Highway Improvement Program funding. City Hall was notified of the boost by the state Department of Transportation on July 10.
In recent years, the city has budgeted $800,000 for CHIP revenue, which also covers pothole removals, bridge repairs and equipment costs. Budget season began on Aug. 16.
Between 2022 and 2023, allotments — divided between five highway infrastructure-centered programs — increased nearly $400,000 from $1,611,195 to $2,010,227. Included is $381,815 and $169,023 in rollover funds in 2022 and 2023, respectively.
“The other thing that makes it more feasible is the technology,” said Mayor Vincent DeSantis. “There are new technologies for paving that make it more cost effective and we’re taking advantage of those also.”
Street repairs last between 10 to 25 years on average.
“This means that, theoretically, we will — if everything goes well — be able to have everything looking pretty nice in a few years,” DeSantis said.
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