Many residents have been asking when will the roads in Orange be fixed? It was a tough winter and the Highway Department personnel knows better than anyone that the roads are a mess. Fixing them is a top priority, but like every other big project, things have to be planned out, including determining the priority locations with the most damage.
In answer to your questions: here is the 2014 roadwork schedule, including definitions of the different types of work so everyone in town will be fully informed.
MILL AND PAVE:
Milling is the removal of the top 2 inches of existing pavement, leaving behind a rough surface. Paving of the surface will follow milling. Please be advised, after road surface is milled road surface will be uneven. Please reduce speed and exercise caution traveling on unfinished roads.
The following streets are to be milled and paved:
ROAD FROM TO____________
Indian River Road Milford Town Line Marsh Hill Road
Prindle Hill Road West Haven Town Line Indian River Road
Robinson Blvd. Connair Road Cul-de-sac
Old Tavern Road Route 1 Lambert Road
Dogburn Road Route 34 Woodbridge Town Line
Derby-Milford Road Turkey Hill Road Grassy Hill Road
Wheeler’s Farm Road Derby-Milford Road Milford Town Line
Chip Seal is a process where liquid asphalt is sprayed on the road surface, small stone is applied, the surface is then rolled and swept.
The following roads are for Chip Seal:
Birchwood Drive, Dentree Drive, Center Road Circle, Green Hill Road, Oakwood Road, Pinecrest Road, Racebrook Terrace, Whitney Lane, Williamsburg Drive and Walnut Hill Road.
While this road construction is underway we ask all drivers to reduce speed and obey flagmen. Please call the Highway Department (203) 891-4775, Monday through Friday, 7 AM– 3 PM with any questions.
We thank you for your patience and cooperation as we work to improve our roads.
We approximate the work will begin May 27 and run through the month of June.
Lambert Road Update from the Orange Police Department:
Traffic will be restricted on Lambert Road between Hall Drive and Orange Center Road. Access will be for residents/local traffic only.
Motorists are again urged to use caution on the uneven road surface.
The milling portion of the project is scheduled to be completed today.
Paving will begin on Monday August 26. It is anticipated that paving and re-striping will be completed by Thursday, Aug. 29, so as not to interfere with the Labor Day Weekend.