Riverside will wrap up its 2005 street improvement program beginning this week, when work begins on Addison Road. The entire length of Addison Road, from Longcommon Road to Harlem Avenue, will be included in the project, which is expected to last some eight weeks, according to Riverside Public Works Director Michael Hullihan.

In addition to replacement of the street’s asphalt surface, Hullihan said that the work will include some curb and gutter replacement, rebuilding catch basins and adjusting about 14 driveways that are currently pitched too steeply. Only minor parkway repair will be need, he added.

Curbs and driveway adjustments will be completed first, and residents will not be able to use those driveways for a period of three to five days. Overnight street parking will be allowed during that time, according to Hullihan.

During the rest of the project, Hullihan said he does not expect traffic to be closed to Addison Road.

“The road should be passable except for one or two hours at a time,” Hullihan said.

The total cost of the Addison Road project will be approximately $400,000. Two-thirds of that amount will come from the federal government, with the remaining cost funded by Riverside’s motor fuel tax dollars.

?”Bob Uphues