$6.5 Million Project to Begin in Orchard Park and West Seneca
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that work is underway on a $6.5 million project to rehabilitate a portion of Route 219, including three bridges, and improve drainage on State Route 240 in the towns of Orchard Park and West Seneca in Erie County.
“Safe and resilient roadways are critical to strengthening our transportation infrastructure and driving economic growth across the state,” said Governor Cuomo. “These improvements to Routes 219 and 240 will make this vital roadway more dependable, less congested, and viable for years to come.”
The project includes milling and overlaying the pavement on US Route 219 from Interstate 90 to north of the Ridge Road interchange. Three bridges, including the northbound structure on US Route 219 over Smokes Creek, and the northbound and southbound structures over Taylor Road and the Buffalo and Pittsburgh Railroad will be rehabilitated. Work also includes steel repairs, concrete deck overlays, concrete repairs and partial bearing replacement which will provide a continued service life of these bridges.
New drainage structures will be installed on State Route 240 between Potters Road and Seneca Street. Drainage improvements will also be completed on State Route 240 from Potters Road to Cazenovia Creek.
“Governor Cuomo’s continued commitment to improving our transportation network will have positive benefits for years to come,” said New York State Department of Transportation Commissioner Matthew J. Driscoll. “The new pavement surface, rehabilitated bridges and improved drainage system will allow for greater mobility and safety of the traveling public.”
As part of Governor Cuomo's Drivers First initiative, staged construction will be used during the bridge rehabilitations to maintain the traffic flow on-site by use of lane closures on US Route 219 and Taylor Road to ensure that construction causes the least impact to motorists.
Work is anticipated to be completed by fall of 2017.
Motorists are reminded that fines are doubled for speeding in work zones. In accordance with the Work Zone Safety Act of 2005, convictions of two or more speeding violations in a work zone could result in the suspension of an individual’s driver’s license.
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