Modified: October 13, 2016 1:14pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined today by members of the Erie County Department of Public Works’ Highways Division to preview road work beginning on Old Lakeshore Road in the Town of Hamburg from Route 5 to Lakeview Road. Good autumn weather has provided Erie County Highway crews, who will be performing the work on Old Lake Shore Road, the opportunity to continue road repair efforts into the fall. The two-part operation on Old Lake Shore covers 1.9 miles of road and will include the removal of the top layers of asphalt from the road surface followed by resurfacing and restriping.
“Contrary to the poor prognostications of some roadside generals in recent weeks, the road work season is actually not drawing to a close in Erie County but will remain robust for as long as the weather permits. We are fortunate that October has been a generally good month for road repairs and that we are able to do work on Old Lake Shore Road,” said Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz. “This project demonstrates my administration’s commitment to improving roads across the county. This section of Old Lake Shore Road will be greatly improved by this work and will provide a better drive for motorists and better aesthetics for residents here.”
4,250 vehicles per day use this stretch of Old Lake Shore Road. 5,000 tons of asphalt are expected to be used for the project, which will mill the top 3.5 inches of road surface and replace with a 2-inch binder and 1.5 inch top layer of asphalt. Preparatory work commenced on Thursday October 13 and the road work will continue daily (Monday – Friday) beginning at 7 am, with the project anticipated to be complete (weather permitting) by next week. The road will not be closed during the project but motorists can expect delays as the project is completed.
For more information:
On the Erie County Department of Public Works Highways Division, click here.