DARIEN — It’s almost time for back-to-school. Before buses can hit the road, however, those streets need to be paved and the Department of Public Works has released its schedule of what roads are being paved and when they’ll be done.

According to Darren Oustafine, the assistant director of public works, the roads need to be done now before school traffic hits the town again.

“We don’t like to pave when school is open. We don’t want to interfere with school buses,” he said. “We do everything we can to get it done during summer months.”

However, Oustafine said Darien residents will not be blocked from their streets for long.

“Everybody will always have access to their house,” he said. “You can expect at worst, it’s going to be an hour or two. Within an hour you can easily drive on a newly paved road.”

The DPW does ask that residents avoid roads being paved, if possible, and use extra caution if they must drive on them. Emergency access to roads will always be available, but driveway access will be limited. Street parking will also be suspended.

The Darien Police Department will also be available to direct traffic. However, residents should expect minor traffic delays.

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