Fall Phase of Paving Program Complete

There will be more paving done in the spring, according to town officials.


Mayor Scott D. Jackson and Public Works & Parks Director Craig Cesare announce that the 2012 paving program is underway, with the Fall phase complete.

In total, all or part of more than 30 different roadways will be repaved, with the majority being completed this calendar year and an additional round of work scheduled for the new spring paving schedule.

This will represent a total of more than 12 miles of road paved or reconstructed in one fiscal year, the largest investment in Hamden roadways in a decade, according to the mayor's office.

Work on the Fall 2012 paving list was completed last week. The paving list was determined by a variety of factors, including severity of road condition, proximity to community assets such as schools and parks, the last time the road was paved, traffic counts as well as continuation of multi-year paving projects.

In addition, this is the first year the town had the ability to review road conditions based on an independent, professional Road Pavement Evaluation, completed by the South Central Regional Council of Governments (SCRCOG). This index rated every road in Hamden on a scale of 0 (worst) to 100 (best).

The total capital investment in paving this year is more than $3.2 million, which includes replacement of catch basins, milling and raised manhole covers.

“Investing in our Town roads and sidewalks is a top priority of my administration and I am working to develop a plan to eliminate all of the roads evaluated at a “zero” in the Road Pavement Evaluation Study within two and a half years," Jackson said.

"We have invested in excess of $6 million to repave and reconstruct roads and replace damaged or hazardous sidewalk over the last two years through capital and grant funding," he said. "This is a good, solid start, but we need to do more to address the many, many roads in Hamden that are in disrepair. 

“With the help of the new data, and a dedicated team, we are establishing a systematic approach to repair and maintenance that will aid in our planning and ability to secure funding in the years to come,” he said.

The following is the list of roads paved to date in the 2012-2013 paving program:

  • Apple Tree Lane 
  • Autumn Ridge Road 
  • Bagley Avenue 
  • Barraclough Avenue 
  • Chauncey Road 
  • Choate Avenue 
  • Johnson Road – Still Hill to Hillfield 
  • Julian Drive
  • Kelley Road 
  • Lakeview Drive 
  • Main Street -Benham to Mountain 
  • Main Street - Mountain to Chauncey 
  • MaryKnoll Road 
  • Prospect Street – Millrock to NH Line 
  • Renshaw Road 
  • Shelton Avenue – Goodrich St to the N.H. Line – Full Width 
  • Still Hill Road– Brooksvale to River Road 
  • Waite Street – Whitney to Ridge Road 
  • Wagner Road 
  • Warren Street 
  • West Slope Lane 
  • West Woods Road – Shepard to Fansrock 
  • West Woods Road – Fansrock to Gaylord 
  • Wintergreen Avenue – N.H. Line to Woodin Street 
  • Wintergreen Avenue – Brook St to Hodder


Beth Griffin December 18, 2012 at 04:00 PM
Mulberry Hill is in desperate need of repaving! how does a street get on the list?
kristen lendroth December 18, 2012 at 04:47 PM
Come check out Greenes Ridge Road...(new sign spelled incorrectly by the way) in desperate need of paving
Linda C December 18, 2012 at 07:04 PM
Be careful what you wish for. They chopped down 10 / 23 year old curb line trees so that their beloved paver wouldn't get scratched for a day and half of work. In watching, it was clear to see that they were easily able to pave around the trees fronting houses of homeowner who were lucky enough to be home that day and demanded they be trimmed, not cut down. Most weren't that lucky. So now Barraclough Ave is a freshly paved baron road where the wind whips down a lot faster than usual, where every sound heard from Dixwell to Whitney is loud and clear throughout the night. Where animals have fewer places to nest. Dangerous Stumps linger as a sign of carnage of THE EASY WAY OUT! When asked by channel 8 when the stumps will be removed, Mayor Jackson's response was the Stump Grinder was broken! Really, a town of this size has ONE stump grinder and it's STILL BROKEN MAYOR? You truly ought to be EMBARRASSED of the way your administration does things Mayor! I'm embarrassed for you!
Thomas Alegi December 18, 2012 at 09:20 PM
Linda C., The town rents many pieces of construction equipment if the need can be justified for the rental. Renting a Stump Grinder can be justified based on what Mayor Jackson said, “The (town owned) Stump Grinder was broken” The key word in Mayor’s Jackson above statement is “broken” which means, physically and forcibly separated into pieces. The word “broken” is an adjective, would it be proper to use the word “broken” in this sentence. “Mayor Jackson’s administration is broken.” LOL
Linda C December 19, 2012 at 07:33 PM
Well Said Thomas. Although they've done a fantastic job manually holding us taxpayers to the Grind Stone. Bottom line for ME, living in Hamden has become less and less appealing since Mayor Jackson has taken over. Thrice as expensive even though promised differently, shoddy workmanship in and out of the administration. Just all around laziness and corner cutting, resulting in the hemorrhaging of taxes with no solutions in sight. Instead of touting his little thought achievements which always seem to be STATE funded, he should apologize to the Tax Payers and move on.


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