Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Introducing the Street Works Manual
From the NY Post:
Calling it a 21st-century fix to a problem as old as paved roads, Mayor Bloomberg today unveiled a new online program that aims to eliminate the wasteful ripping up of just-paved streets by various agencies.
“We’re going to fix something that has aggravated New Yorkers for years, with good reason,” Bloomberg said. “That is, why do our streets get torn up, repaved and then sometimes torn up all over again [soon after] for another project?”
Dubbed the “Street Works Manual,” the program acts as a one-stop Web portal for all parties who work on and underneath the roads — the city, utility companies and construction firms.
The online site lists roads that are about to be paved, as well as those for which permits have been issued for upcoming work.
The idea is to point out where paving has just been done or is about to be completed, so that other entities planning road work on the same stretch can either put a rush on their own non-emergency project or postpone it.