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Norwalk's Scribner Ave. To Be Resurfaced

NORWALK, Conn. -- Some of Norwalk's worst potholes are scheduled to be covered up next week. Repairs to Scribner Avenue between Cossit and Flax Hill roads began Friday with the milling of the gutters, Drew Berndlmaier, the city’s senior engineer of construction, reports. If all goes according to plan, that part of the road will be smooth by next Friday evening.

That's an "if," of course. The work is just a temporary repair since Yankee Gas plans to do extensive work under the road next year. So the city is putting down only a thin layer of asphalt on the existing road.

"It will look new but it's really just a thin resurfacing that we're doing," Berndlmaier said. The overlay is tentatively scheduled to go down on Thursday.

"It's a temporary repair until the utility companies rip up the road again next year, and then we'll be doing a more full-fledged repair," Berndlmaier said. "We won't be addressing some drainage issues that we want to address when we go to base repair out there."

Yankee Gas figures into another road repair underway in town. France Street was milled more than a month ago, according the Randy Heller, a Daily Norwalk reader who  commented on our Facebook page. Berndlmaier said the city is waiting for the utility company. "I think we're looking at August 1st for Yankee Gas to be finished with their work," he said.

Scribner Avenue was left out of the earlier story on paving because it is a road repair, not a repaving, and is not included in the major contracts the city has with construction companies. Both the writer and Berndlmaier overlooked it. "I know it's very much in the minds of the public," Berndlmaier said.

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