Oswego Paving Project Nearly Ready To Hit The Road


OSWEGO – At Monday night’s Administrative Services Committee meeting, Mayor Billy Barlow’s paving proposal received a green light.

The $827,350 plan includes some of the Port City’s major streets and high traffic areas.

It will be done in addition to the State Route 104 repave project scheduled by the NYS Department of Transportation for later this summer, the mayor told the committee.

The committee approved the mayor’s request to authorize the city’s Purchasing Agent to seek bids for the 2018 Paving Project and forwarded it to the full council for consideration.

The proposed paving plan (and project estimates) includes:

Ontario Street (West Seneca Street to West Schuyler Street) – $16,000

Liberty Street (West Cayuga Street to Lake Street) – $66,000

Washington Boulevard (Third Avenue to Draper Street) – $63,500

Lathrop Street (West Oneida Street to Route 104) – $17,000

Murray Street (Route 48 to Munn Street) – $136,000

East Seneca Street (George Street to Oswego City line) – includes heavy milling with 4″ binder and 2″ top – $255,000

George Street (East Seneca Street to Route 104) – 104,000

East Albany Street (Shampine Drive to Chestnut Street) – $91,000

Total: $748,500
+ 10 percent trench repair: $78,850
Grand Total: $827,350.

The committee also gave a favorable recommendation to the mayor’s request to purchase a large piece of equipment to assist with road repairs and patching; it will help repair streets not identified in the paving plan, he pointed out.

It is priced at approximately $225,000.

The machine is designed to move quickly throughout city streets with minimal personnel required to patch potholes and address worn areas, the mayor said.

Tom Kells, Commissioner of the Department of Public Works and Parks and Recreation, requested a transfer of funds from the Snow Removal Account to the Garage Equipment Account for the purchase of the road patching unit.

The city has saved a considerable amount of money on salt over the last three winters, making this purchase possible.

The committee approved the request.