The New Milford Public Works Department is taking on ice prevention projects ahead of the winter season. Many areas of town will be addressed over the coming months to assure water runoff is captured in proper drainage channels, and not flowing onto roadways. Officials say this will not only keep drivers safe from icing issues, but should also help to preserve the quality of roads from the freeze/thaw cycle and unnecessary water damage. Public Works crews are adding a catch basin off roadways, along with perforated pipe and stone to collect any ground water that may affect the area during the rainy season. New curbing is meant to help ensure all water will stay off the road and drain properly into the underlying stone.