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Specifications for work needed to improve roads

Held by the New York State Archives


Overview of the Records

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New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
This series consists of standard forms identifying specifications for road improvements put out for bid. Information includes road number; date work to be done by and/or year specification produced; width of road; length of section of road to be improved; materials to use; work procedures; and State Engineer's estimates of quantities of materials needed.
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0.2 cu. ft.
Inclusive Dates:
1903-1905
Series Number:
A4029

Scope and Content Note

The State Engineer and Surveyor's Office produced these standard printed forms to identify the specifications for road improvements being put out for bid. County boards of supervisors passed resolutions requesting road improvements. The State Engineer and Surveyor produced specifications for improvements in response to these resolutions. Once the county supervisors had approved the specifications and other plans, the State Engineer let the contracts for the work, and a county engineer or other engineer supervised the work under the direction of the State Engineer.

Specifications for each road contain the following information: road number; date work to be done by and/or year specification produced; width of road (in feet); length of section of road to be improved (in miles); materials to use; procedures for carrying out the work; and State Engineer's estimates of quantities of materials needed. The form of the booklets changed slightly in 1905, but the same information is provided.

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