The Village of New Hyde Park is almost through with the concrete portion of the 2012 Road Reconstruction Project, which will be followed up the pouring of asphalt according to superintendent of public works Tom Gannon. Landscaping has also been underway where it has been disturbed with the new curbs and driveway aprons.
“We’re on schedule,” Gannon said during the regular meeting of the village board on October 2 at the village hall. “So far, so good.”
Responding to a recent Newsday article on how the village determines the road paving work, Mayor Daniel Petruccio said that “the one misconception that’s out there is that curbs are done or should be done. It was the decision of this board many, many years ago was to maximize the amount of roadwork we could do by not changing curbs unless there was an elevation issue relating to an individual’s curb in front of their house. If we had made that decision differently and done curbs as we did the roadwork, we would probably have a decent amount of roads less than what we’ve done. They wanted to maximize the roadwork that was being done so we only change curbs when the elevation is altered by the elevation of the asphalt.”