Nassau County is initiating a Roadway Sustainability and Compliance Study, through New York Metropolitan Transportation Council’s United Planning Works Program (UPWP), to assess existing roadway conditions on county-owned roads so that the Department of Public Works (DPW) staff can prepare ongoing long-term plans to maintain these roadways consistent with federal and state guidelines for pavement assessment and roadway signage.
“Our infrastructure is crumbling. With over 1500 lane miles in Nassau we have a lot of work to do,” said County Executive Laura Curran. “We will soon begin a full investigation of our roads, so we can prioritize future resurfacing projects and rebuild with the future in mind.”
The planning effort will form the basis for future Transportation Improvement Plan requests by identifying priority roadways for resurfacing. A key deliverable from this study will be an electronic inventory and management system that will be developed by a consultant and provided to the County. The study, overseen by the DPW and paid for by UPWP, will provide a comprehensive look at the condition of each county-owned and maintained road and determine the specific strategies for each road.
“While we undergo this new initiative, we will continue with our 2018 road resurfacing program as scheduled and repave over 87 lane miles throughout the county, compared to just 70 lane miles in 2017,” stated Curran. “It is vital to Nassau County’s residents and businesses to maintain a top-quality road infrastructure.”