When are Town of Bethlehem roads repaved and what are the reasons for repaving?
The Town of Bethlehem maintains over 175 miles of local roads. Our resurfacing program is designed to pave 12 to 13 miles of roadway each year. This schedule allows us to resurface each town road every 12 to 13 years. There are many variables involved in making the decision on which streets need our attention and which streets can wait. The age of the blacktop, traffic conditions (vehicle volume and weight), the structural stability of the sub-base, the severity of the Bethlehem winters, the conditions when the existing pavement was put in place, and how good the blacktop mix was prepared all have a bearing on how long a road surface will sustain itself.

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1. Does the Highway Department pick up trash?
2. When does the town pick up loose leaves?
3. Why can’t the town pick up loose leaves weekly, like they pick up bagged leaves, grass clippings, and brush?
4. How long does leaf collection take? What days of the week does it take place?
5. Where should I put my loose leaves for pickup?
6. How can I find out when my leaves will be picked up?
7. What size tree limbs/branches can I put out for the Highway Department to pick up?
8. Who should I call regarding dead animals in the roadway or on the side of the road?
9. When are Town of Bethlehem roads repaved and what are the reasons for repaving?
10. Why not wait until the road starts to deteriorate and appears to require repaving?
11. How is the determination made as to where to repave?
12. Why do Highway Department employees water the flowers when it is raining?
13. Who is in charge of maintaining street signs?