Dixon Road paving

Dixon Road in Queensbury is being paved, and some are wondering why.

Don Lehman

I have driven Dixon Road in Queensbury pretty much every day for 25 years, most days multiple times, and I don't think I have ever once said, on any part of it, "Hey, this road needs some work."

So I was a bit surprised when my drive to work on Monday morning was met with paving crews beginning a job to mill old pavement and re-pave the road from Old Forge Road to the Glens Falls line.

A few readers have reached out asking the same question, why the town of Queensbury decided this area needed to be re-paved.

Having covered government for years, I know that roads need to be maintained so that they don't fall into disrepair. That includes periodic resurfacing in spots. But this stretch seemed pretty smooth, from my experience.

Of course, I did note the irony of the paving ending right at the city line, and the numerous unfilled potholes just to the east on the Glens Falls portion in front of Kensington Elementary School.

I called the Queensbury Highway Department to find out what prompted the re-paving, but haven't heard back. (I also wondered about the re-paving of Parkview Avenue in Queensbury earlier this fall, which got the mayor of Glens Falls a little perturbed.)

Welcome to Warren County, where the town of Queensbury paves roads that don't seem to need it, while the city of Glens Falls ignores streets that even DPW crews in Iraq would throw some asphalt on.

-- Don Lehman

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Don Lehman covers crime and Warren County government for The Post-Star. His work can be found on Twitter @PS_CrimeCourts and on poststar.com/app/blogs.

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