Modified: May 3, 2018 1:32pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz has proposed an additional $3 million in funding for 2018 county road and infrastructure work. The additional funding, added as an amendment to the 2018 Capital Budget Bond Resolution that is now before the Erie County Legislature, would be used for road reconstruction and rehabilitation work including pavement and shoulder widening, drainage improvements, sight distance and safety improvements.
“After a long and bitter winter, warm weather is upon us and it is time to expedite road repairs in Erie County. While my administration has already committed an initial $28 million to road repairs in 2018, with the first $8 million of repairs already commenced, this additional $3 million will help to do even more,” said Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz. “The Capital Budget Bond Resolution contains a number of projects that are essential to maintaining and repairing our county infrastructure and this additional investment makes our 2018 road program even more robust. I urge the Legislature to adopt the resolution as soon as possible so we can get to work.”
The Capital Bond Resolution identifies funding for projects at Erie County facilities, parks, county-owned buildings and more. Among other items, the Resolution includes $800,000 in funding to address a road slide on Ketchum Road in the Town of Collins, $500,000 to address a road slide on Burdick Road adjacent to Tonawanda Creek in Newstead, and $750,000 in funding for the potential rehabilitation and transfer of county roads to local governments.
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