Stimulus funds underwrite repaving program


The Department of Public Works will continue with paving projects and begin mosquito abatement work this week,

Mayor Scott Avedisian announced recently.

Crews will place mosquito repellent pellets in catch basins throughout the city. Larvacide has been provided to the city through a partnership with the state Department of Health.

Paving is being funded through roughly $935,000 in federal stimulus funds the city has received. Work will be done during the day and at night. No full road closures are expected but there is the potential for temporary delays. Detail officers will be on site.

Work on portions of Kilvert Street, West Natick Road and Oakland Beach Avenue was scheduled to begin Monday night. Portions of Pilgrim Parkway, Fair Street and Potowomut Road have been prepped and are scheduled to be paved within the next several weeks.

Commonwealth Avenue and Metro Center Boulevard have been paved and temporary striping will be scheduled soon.

If funds remain after this work has been completed, paving will be done on other roads in need of repair, Avedisian said.


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