City workers prepare a stretch at the 500 block of Rockland Ave. for repaving Thursday morning.

City warns of traffic delays

Motorists are urged to take caution and be prepared for brief delays

Motorists are urged to take caution and be prepared for brief delays for a few more days as city crews and contractors patch pavement excavated during the water line replacement project this winter.

Paving is taking place in approximately 20 locations, most of them residential areas.

“These are small patches, usually cuts across the road,” said Drew Hadfield, the city’s transportation manager. “There’s going to be traffic control in place for these locations, with minor disruptions.”

Hadfield said work in most locations would take just a matter of hours, with city crews prepping the sites and Tayco Paving, the contractor, providing the final paving service.

The work completes repair of pavement dug out during water and sewer repairs done this winter, and replaces temporary patching.

“We can’t have paving until Tayco opens its paving shop, usually in late April or May,” said Hadfield. “Because we’ve had such mild weather, they were able to start earlier this year.”

Paving began Wednesday and was expected to continue into early next week before work at all locations is completed.