NORTH CASTLE, N.Y.- A series of road paving projects is underway in different areas of North Castle, supported by $2.1 million in borrowing that was authorized by the Town Board.
Projects in all three hamlets are scheduled, with preliminary leveling now proceeding on Pond Lane in Armonk and Mianus River Rd. and East Middle Patent Rd. in Banksville. Leveling is scheduled for Evergreen Row and North Lake Road in Armonk, Round House Rd. in Banksville and Overlook Road and Lafayette Rd. in North White Plains.
"As the economy got bad the town has cut back on repairs, but at the beginning of this year we determined that road work was something we wanted to take care of," Town Supervisor William Weaver said. "We're doing a study of all roads in town to give us a plan to take care of them over a 10-year period. In the meantime, with all the bad weather and storms we have roads with serious problems that must be paved now."
Kellard Sessions Consulting, an Armonk engineering firm, has overseen the project and Bilotta Construction is doing the work.
"We went out to bid and they came back at just under $1.8 million and we decided to borrow $2.1 million," Weaver said. "Money was set aside in this year's budget to pay interest and principal on the borrowing."
John Kellard, president of Kellard Sessions, said the leveling course is an intermediate step in the paving process and will leave roads in drivable condtion. The leveling should be completed before the winter, with final paving to be done next spring.
Weaver said paving projects will most likely continue next year. "We put money in the budget to transfer for capital projects, which the town will look at and decide about road projects."
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