Saturday, 15 June 2013 00:00
Village of Great Neck Mayor Ralph J. Kreitzman and the village board of trustees have announced that the 2013 Roadway Program already has been completed and well under budget. The village was able to utilize the Town of North Hempstead’s bid contract to significantly save costs. In addition to saving the costs of preparing a bid package and engineering work, the cost of work was significantly less than the village’s engineers estimate. The program is part of the village’s multi-year initiative to rebuild or repave its over 24 miles of roads. Importantly, because of the significant cost savings, the Village has added the roads it planned to pave in 2014 and 2015 and even more, and much of that work also already has been completed.
“The latest developments for our Roadway Program have been a tremendous success. We have been able to save hundreds of thousands of dollars and significantly expand the program,” said Mayor Kreitzman. “Our goal had been to repave all of our roads in about 30 years.
We now hope the program will be completed in less than 20 years. This work is necessary because many of our roads are very old and some have never been repaved. It is critical that we make this investment in our future. With our AAA (highest) bond rating, we have been able to issue bonds to pay for our roadwork at very low interest rates, and we expect this year’s bond offering to again be at extremely low rates.”
In addition to performing the majority of the work in the early spring, it was achieved in record time so that inconvenience to homeowners was minimal. Residents who reside on the streets scheduled for the next phase of the project will be notified in the near future and they will be updated throughout the process.
The following streets already have been paved this year: Baker Hill Road, Bromley Lane, Breuer Avenue, Carlin Place, Church Street, Crampton Avenue, Devonshire Lane, Hemsley Lane, North Gate Road, Patsy Place, Surrey Lane, and portions of Bellingham Lane, Bentley Road, Colgate Road, Croyden Avenue, Duxbury Road, Essex Road, Franklin Road, Hampshire Road, Hartley Road, Maple Street, Piccadilly Road, Plymouth Road, Radnor Road and Ramsey Road.
For more information on the progress of the expanded 2013 Roadway Program call the village at 516 482-0019.