Many residents will be heartened to learn that their street or road is on the City’s 2023 repair and repavement schedule. City Engineer Ryan Coyne and consultant Gordon Daring provided a pavement management update at the May 24 City Council meeting.
Remarkably, half of Rye streets need no repair due to the tremendous amount of road work that the City has done in the last five years. Daring said that based on the Pavement Condition Index (PCI), Rye has an 84 (out of 100) rating. But he cautioned that the roads that have not been repaired recently have deteriorated more than expected.
To maintain the current level of repair, the City will have to spend $1.25 million to $1.5 million annually.
The streets on the 2023 repair schedule are: Barlow Lane, Greenhaven Road from Rye Road to the dead end, Harbor Lane (good news for Greenhaven residents), Ann Lane, Evergreen Avenue, Fieldstone Road, Beverly Drive, Cottage Street, Forest Avenue from Beck to Apawamis Avenue, and Grace Church Street from Midland Avenue to Forest. Mayor Cohn noted that the roads in the worst condition will be done first.
In this year’s budget are also the long-needed repair of the Rye Arts Center and Rye Recreation parking lots. And in further good news, City Manager Greg Usry informed us that the County will repave Midland Avenue, a County road, this summer.