CEDAR LAKE | The Town Council has approved a paving program to be completed by the towns' Public Works Department.
Department employees will use town equipment to make repairs. Cedar Lake has paving equipment and can rent equipment when needed.
The plan, proposed to the council by Town Manager Ian Nicolini in June, focuses on repairs rather than reconstruction.
Discussion of the town's road improvement program came about after a group of residents appeared before the Town Council in June to complain about what they called the terrible condition of their roads.
There are 66 miles of road in Cedar Lake, 22 miles of which need attention.
A complete reconstruction of those roads would cost between $22 million and $25 million, money the town does not have. But there were opportunities to make limited improvements, Nicolini said.
The paving proposal approved by the council will not repair all 22 miles of roads. The town instead will focus on portions deemed to be in severe need of repair.