FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 12, 2022
City of Kingston Announces First Paving of 2022
KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble and the Superintendent of Public Works Edward Norman are pleased to announce the first City of Kingston paving projects of 2022. On Thursday, May 12, the paving of the intersection at Flatbush Avenue, East Chester, and 9-W was completed.
Next week, starting on or about Monday, May 16, weather depending, paving will begin on Abeel Street from Dunn Street to the City line. Paving on Abeel Street is expected to be completed by Friday, May 20, 2022, weather depending. During this time, there may be detours and changes in traffic patterns.
“We are excited to announce this first round of paving, which will be the first of many to come this paving season,” said Mayor Noble. “We know the winter was rough on our streets, and with an infusion of State funding, we should be able to get several streets paved this year. We are also going to have a busy construction season with other City projects moving forward, and Central Hudson is continuing their gas line replacement throughout the City. I encourage residents to follow our weekly Roadwork Updates to be informed on the various projects.”
“The City of Kingston DPW has received a favorable amount of funding resources for our paving program,” said Superintendent Ed Norman. “We are working on an aggressive schedule to be coordinated between DPW staff and outside contractors to repair and pave streets in need throughout the City. The DPW intends to schedule a round of paving every month until the end of the season in November. We would like to remind the public to be aware of our staff in the various work zones around the city to ensure their safety as they work to make the streets safer and cleaner for everyone.”
As always with paving, during the milling and paving operation, all vehicles must remain off the street. Once the paving process begins, access/egress will be denied until the blacktop cools enough for normal vehicular traffic, approximately three to five hours. Drivers are urged to use caution; the roadway will be uneven during the milling process making the surface subject to tripping hazards or tire damage. The road will be closed for the safety of all residents and pedestrians. Never move or go around barricades.
When blacktop is initially laid, the material is extremely hot. Please do not walk on or touch the newly laid material. Severe burns may occur to humans and animals. Vehicles or bicycles driven on freshly laid material will leave permanent indentations in the roadway and may damage tires.
The next round of paving is expected to be announced in the next couple of weeks. For more information, visit https://kingston-ny.gov/paving.
Summer Smith, Director
Communications & Community Engagement
City of Kingston
City Hall, 420 Broadway
Kingston, NY 12401
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