Streets eyed for repaving

By HEATHER NELLIS

Recorder News Staff

The Amsterdam Common Council on Tuesday awarded an approximate $358,000 street resurfacing contract to Hudson River Construction using state highway funds.

According to the resolution, the streets to be repaved include St. Paul Street, Virginia Lane, Cornell Street and portions of Florida Avenue.

Now that the council authorized the contract, city Engineer Richard Miller said the documents will be finalized so the work can start. He expects the work to begin mid-August.

The contract will be paid with funds from the Consolidated Local Street and Highway Improvement Program.

Montgomery County's municipalities all received increases in CHIPS funding this year. Miller said the city got a $91,000 increase, and may allow the city to pave at least one more road.

"We have several guard rail repairs we have to do that will also come out of CHIPS funding, and if there's money leftover, we have a few other streets we're going to take a look at," Miller said.

Miller said it's tough to calculate an average amount of roadwork completed in the city every year because of how quickly costs can add up when curbing and sidewalks are included.

He said the width of a street can also impact the cost of a project.