How is the determination made as to where to repave?
Every two to three years, the town does a system-wide road assessment on pavement condition where we rate the 175 miles of town highways. Two of our experienced paving crew leaders conduct the assessment for continuity purposes. We will be adding a sidewalk condition assessment to our program in the near future. This assessment gives us a basis on where we need to focus our efforts to preserve pavement integrity. Hopefully, this has provided some information on how and why our local road system is in good condition and our paving program is so successful. In response to these tight economic times, the funding level for our program has been cut by over 10% in the past two years. We will remain diligent in getting the best value for the taxpayer's dollar, while at the same time providing a quality road network that the town and its residents can be proud of.

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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?