Roslyn Estates to begin $840K roadwork project next week

Roslyn Estates to begin $840K roadwork project next week
Roslyn Estates Mayor Paul Peters (left) on Monday presented former mayor Jeffrey Schwartzberg (right) with a plaque commemorating his tenure.

A road improvement project costing about $840,000 will begin in Roslyn Estates next week, Mayor Paul Peters said at a Board of Trustees meeting on Monday.

“Hopefully [residents] will be happy about it and not upset about the inconvenience,” he said.

United Paving Corp., which won the bid for the contract two weeks ago, was set to sign it no later than Friday, Peters said. 

The $839,537 project should take six to eight weeks and will be completed by July 1, Roslyn Estates Clerk-Treasurer Brian Rivera said.

The project comprises 15,000 linear feet, which amounts to almost three miles of the total 7.8 miles of village roadway, Rivera said.

Due to weather damage over the winter, the scope of the project increased by 50 percent in recent months, Peters said.

“The road project itself is a huge thing,” Peters said last week. “We actually expanded it for a relatively modest increase in what it’s going to cost us.”

The roadwork will come in $94,463 under the $934,000 budget for the project, which included $650,000 from a bond, $184,000 from the New York State Department of Transportation Consolidated Local Street and Highway Improvement Program, or CHIPS, and $100,000 from a grant by state Sen. Jack Martins, who has since left office.

The Board of Trustees meeting was the first led by Peters after he was sworn in on April 21, which was 17 days after the death of his 37-year-old son, Jaime Peters.

“Getting back is probably going to be therapeutic for me,” he said last week. “It has been so far.”

As his first item of business, Peters presented former Mayor Jeffrey Schwartzberg with a plaque commemorating his six-year tenure.

When the meeting adjourned, Peters let out an audible sigh of relief.

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