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Letter: Mayor Cavallaro To Residents: ‘Repairing and Resurfacing Under Way’

Hopefully, you have seen the beautiful new Post Avenue road surface, the result of a joint project of the village and Nassau County. In a few weeks, the Post Avenue project will be completed with the addition of brick-like crosswalks and medians, to improve motorist and pedestrian safety, as well as beautifying the Post Avenue corridor and complementing the façade and other improvements made over the past several years.

In addition, I wanted to report that the village is currently in the midst of its largest road-resurfacing project in many years. You may have seen roadwork under way as we have already begun the approximately $1.5 million road project. The project will continue throughout the summer, and entail the resurfacing of numerous residential roads, drainage improvements, curb and sidewalk repairs, and much-needed improvements to the village’s Schenck Avenue municipal parking lot.

While not every street in the village will have work done on it this year, the project will make a big dent in repairing and resurfacing many of our village streets that are most in need of repair, based on the annually-updated condition report that we maintain of our streets.  Each and every section of the village will see improvements as a result of the project.

We are committed to investing in village infrastructure, even in these lean economic times. Importantly, these major projects are being undertaken without spending of any village tax dollars. The entire cost of these improvements will be paid from external sources (e.g., grants, federal stimulus and other funds, state road improvement funds, etc.).

While these projects may result in some minor temporary inconvenience to residents, we think the results will be well worth it. We ask that you please bear with us as we make these significant improvements, and let us know of any problems or issues that you may encounter.

Peter Cavallaro Mayor Village of Westbury