Modified: August 2, 2019 10:14am
Erie County, NY – Preparation for the rehabilitation of Baseline Road in Grand Island has commenced, starting with a total shoulder reconstruction to help alleviate previous drainage issues that existed on the two-and-a-half-mile stretch being repaired by Erie County this year. The portion from Whitehaven to East River will require decreased speed and additional caution while the work takes place.
Legislator Kevin Hardwick visited the work site as crews prepared multiple culverts for the installation of new drainage pipes. After that work is completed, milling of the road is expected to begin on August 19th, with paving to follow. The projected start date for the final phase of the project is August 26th. Erie County hopes to have the roadwork completed in time for school to start in September so as not to disrupt bus patterns.
“This section of Baseline Road was desperately in need of repairs. We prioritized conducting the drainage work to help prevent more serious problems in the future. I know it will be an inconvenience while the work is going on, but the people on Grand Island will benefit from these improvements for many years when the work is completed,” said Legislator Hardwick.
For updates on the status of additional roadwork projects, please visit www.erie.gov/dpw. You can also report problems on county roads via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or through a form at the same website.