The Town of Penfield surface treats approximately 10 percent of 149 miles of town-owned roads every year with an application of “oil and stone” to preserve the asphalt surface and extend the life of town roads.
The resurfacing project is scheduled to begin on or about May 17, weather permitting. The overall project schedule will vary depending on weather conditions and equipment availability.
The town does not apply oil and stone as an alternative to paving; rather, the surface treatment is preventative maintenance to prolong the life of roadways, similar to the practice of residential driveway sealing. Oil is applied to seal the pavement surface and fill any small surface cracks that allow water to get into the pavement and cause premature failure, shortening the life of the road. Crushed stone adds friction as a “wear surface” to minimize slippery roads and improve safety. Cul-de-sacs receive a micro-pave treatment in lieu of oil and stone.
The resurfacing process moves along quickly, and access to the roads will be disrupted for only 10 to 15 minutes; roads can be driven on immediately at a reduced speed of 10 to 15 mph. DPW street sweepers will clean up loose stone within a few weeks of application.
The following town roads are scheduled for surface treatment 2021:
Alden Glen Drive
Fox Hunt Circle
Highledge Drive Ext.
Holley Brook Drive N.
Holley Brook Drive S.
Maple Hill Farm Road
Maple Leaf Circle
Pond Valley Circle
Random Knolls Drive
Summer Glen Drive
Timber Brook Lane
Valley Green Circle
Valley Green Drive
Wishing Well Circle
DPW crews will also be working along Plank Road, between Jackson Road and Route 250, to assist Monroe County in maintaining this stretch of roadway.
For more information or to ask specific questions about your street please contact DPW at 340-8710.
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