PAWTUCKET – Another 9 miles of city roadways are set to be repaved, with 3 on the schedule this fall and another 6 miles next spring.
Department of Public Works Business Manager Richard Karsulavich said the DPW has paved about 123 miles of roadways since the start of the modern road paving program in Pawtucket since 2010.
With the 9 miles added, that would bring the total to 132 miles or 73 percent of city streets being repaved since Mayor Donald Grebien first took office. The city reached 62 percent of roads repaved last year under money that continues to be spent from a $5 million bond approved in 2018.
The following are the 27 or so street sections to be repaved this fall, though the list is subject to change. The list for the spring is still being compiled.
• War Admiral Place, from Manton Street to the cul-de-sac
• Miles Avenue, from Manistee Street to Olympia Avenue
• Olympia Avenue, from Campbell Avenue to Notre Dame Avenue
• Burgess Avenue, from Columbus Avenue to Martin Street
• Bloodgood Street, from Cottage Street to Benefit Street
• Borden Street, from Mendon Avenue to Ordway Street
• Coyle Avenue, from Broadway to Cole Street
• Mavis Street, from Sabin Street to Freight Street
• Lilac Street, from Broadway to Park Street
• Middle Street, from Roosevelt Avenue to East Street
• Middle Street, from East Street to Roblen Drive
• Pleasant Street, from Fowler Avenue to Cleveland Street
• Cleveland Street, from Shoreham Court to Lyman Street
• Vale Street, from Main Street to Esten Avenue
• Lorraine Street, from Mineral Spring Avenue to Abbott Street
• Lorraine Street, from Derby Street to Weeden Street
• Lorraine Street, from Baldwin Street to Cooper Street
• Lorraine Street, from Cooper Street to Derby Street
• Grotto Avenue, from San Antonio Way to the dead-end
• Grand View Avenue, from Oneida Street to Fillmore Street
• Grand View Avenue, from Power Road to Oneida Street
• Grand View Avenue, from Fillmore Street to Dora Street
• Fairmount Avenue, from Power Road to Dora Street
• Prentice Avenue, from Power Road to Smithfield Avenue
• Oriole Avenue, from Acorn Street to Power Road
• Two sections of Dexter Court
• Mulberry Street, from Cedar Street to the dead-end.
In 2013, Grebien’s administration commissioned an expert analysis of all local roadways to create a new repaving system based on a complex rating system for condition rather than the somewhat random system previously in place. With the new system in place, officials rejected special requests for repaving in favor of the deeper analysis.
The new system, Grebien emphasized at its start, was meant to give residents confidence that the worst roads would be repaved first, taking any politics out of the process based on who’s asking for a street to be repaved.