FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 10, 2023
Mayor Noble Announces Next Round of Paving
Next Paving Project Will Be Main Street, Valentine Court, and Valentine Ave.
KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble and the Department of Public Works are pleased to announce that the next round of paving will be Main Street from Washington Avenue to Grandview Avenue, Valentine Court from Valentine Avenue to the dead end, and Valentine Avenue from Pearl Street to the dead end.
Preparation has already begun in these areas. Milling is expected to begin Monday, May 15. Paving is expected to begin Thursday, May 18, weather depending.
“I am pleased to see so much paving getting underway so early in the season, and I want to thank the Department of Public Works for working with Callanan to have Lucas Avenue paved early,” said Mayor Noble. “We heard the public loud and clear about Lucas Avenue and were able to get funding from Central Hudson to restore the roadway. We were planning to pave Pearl Street next, but Central Hudson has not yet completed their gas line replacement work in the area. We will be working with Central Hudson to fully pave Pearl Street later this summer. As previously released, Public Works will be announcing paving projects each month into November.”
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.
For more information on City of Kingston paving projects, visit https://kingston-ny.gov/paving. For a weekly roadwork update, visit https://kingston-ny.gov/news/?FeedID=1828.