Fall paving program kicks off in New Haven


NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — The fall paving program has kicked off in New Haven. Crews are out prepping, paving and filling in potholes. New Haven Public Works crews are patching up potholes to make the roads safe.

“This week we will start milling roads and they are throughout the city of New Haven. Roads that are really poor condition that have a lot of pot holes,” said Public Works Director Jeff Pescosolido.

Pack your patience while driving some roads will be repaved from curb to curb.

“You’ll see milling it may take one day of milling and then a few days later the crews will come in and pave the roads and you’ll have a beautiful road after that to drive on,” Pescosolido added.

News 8 followed crews filling in a string of potholes on Lincoln and Pearl streets. On a rainy day potholes are repaired with a cold mix.

“We like to make sure those holes are filled for the vehicles and people who walk across the streets also,” said Pescosolido.

Crews are out all year patching up potholes. Mother nature can wreak havoc on roads. Crews say they’re trying their best to keep up with repairs.

“A lot of it is due to the age of the pavement. Normally between 10 to 15 years a road pavement will start to show some fatigue, cracking and then the moisture gets in and then a pot hole occurs,” said Pescosolido.

The City of New Haven also has a high-tech way for reporting those nasty potholes that make your car bounce.

A website called SeeClickFix, where you can report troubled spots and also get up to date information from public works.

In New Haven, the areas of Temple Street, Church Street, Sperry Street and State Street will be paved this week. To see a full list of the projects click here.

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