In reviewing street maintenance work of the Department, we start with a survey of the streets, roads, and highways within the 'Township, as follows:
Type of Miles Paving or Surface (Approximate) State Highway, Route4 Concrete 2.4 County Roads: Penetration Macadam 1.28 Cedar Lane Granite Block .15 Unimproved .87 ________________ 2.3 Concrete .81 Fort Lee Road Penetration Macadam .49 Granite Block .1 ________________ 1.4 Teaneck Road Penetration Macadam 3.3 River Road Penetration Macadam 2.2 New Bridge Road Penetration Macadam .8 Liberty Road Penetration Macadam .5 ________________ TOTAL: Miles of State and County Thoro fares 12.9 Township Streets: Concrete 18.8 Improved Streets Penetration Macadam 8.7 Asphalt 7.5 ________________ 35.0 Unimproved Unpaved 46.6 _________________ TOTAL: Miles of Township Street 81.6 ________________ TOTAL: Miles of all Thoro fares within the Township 94.5
Department Automotive Fleet
The Township is not responsible for the maintenance of State and County roads (except as to cleaning and sweeping) ; therefore, this review deals with the 81.6 miles of Township streets which are under surveillance of our Department of Public Works.
The foregoing tabulation shows that there are 35 miles of improved streets consisting of three types of pavement (concrete, penetration macadam, and asphalt), and that we have 46.6 miles of unimproved (unpaved) streets. It 's the object of our Road Division to maintain paved streets by caring for essential repair work. On unimproved streets, good judgment must be exercised in confining both labor and materials only to the point of keeping such Thoro fares passable; otherwise, the municipal budget appropriation might easily become exhausted on a relatively few streets, instead of the many jobs extending throughout the Township.
During 1936, surface treatments of various kinds were given on 255 separate portions of streets, with 48' of such work concentrated on the maintenance of unimproved (unpaved) roads which required shaping and scraping, and the spreading of cinders. In many cases, calcium chloride to bind the surface and lay the dust was also applied.
On concrete pavements the expansion joints were filled, as were cracks occurring in penetration macadam pavements. In 1936, 31 streets received such treatment, and 1,352 gallons of material were used.
Asphalt and penetration macadam paving require "patching" where depressions or dangerous breaks develop; in such cases crushed stone with asphalt or tar is employed. During 1936, 36,995 square yards of "patching" was done on 107 jobs.
Statistical details relative to the above described forms of street maintenance, covering the past three years, are as follows:
Material Used Number of Cinders Calcium Chloride Year Street Treatments (Cubic leads) (Pounds) 1934 94 - 3,528 26,200 1935 70 3,002 32,300 1936 117 3,369 39,100
Number of Material Used Street Area Covered Bituminous Oil Stone Treatments (Sq. Yards) Material (Gallons) (Gallons) (Cubic Yards) 1934 97 32,095 21,094 27000 203 1935 78 25,683 14,343 1936 107 36,995 19,335 650
Number of Joints and Cracks Material Used Streets Treated (Running Feet) (Gallons) 1934 24 156,544 3,600 1935 19 21,266 3,280 1936 31 89,256 l,325
Scraping and Shaping an Unpaved Road by Means of Spring Type Grader Hooked-up to Truck
Asphalt Emulsion Treatment for Patching and Surfacing Bituminous Roads
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