Erie County Legislator Joseph C. Lorigo met with County Highway workers last week on Bullis Road in Elma to receive an update on the repairs being done to improve the roadway for drivers. The two-week long project concluded at the end of August and included the application of asphalt overlays on several long stretches of roadway to address pothole and cracking complaints.
“I often heard from constituents about Bullis Road and its extremely poor condition. Motorists wanted to know when Erie County was going to do something about it. I relayed these concerns to the administration and pushed for immediate repairs. I was pleased that repairs were done this summer and visited the construction site last week to see the work in progress. Repairing this roadway was important to many drivers who are relieved to see the work done,” said Legislator Lorigo.
The County Highway Department worked with the Town of West Seneca to borrow equipment that allowed Erie County to keep costs down, which Legislator Lorigo pointed to as an outstanding example of municipalities working together in the best interest of taxpayers.
“Residents expect to have basic services provided with the taxes they pay. The county’s infrastructure has fallen short of many residents’ expectations and that is a disservice to the taxpayers who rely on and deserve well-maintained roads. If we properly invest funds we can maintain and repair our roads and bridges,” said Legislator Lorigo. “There is still much more work that needs to be done throughout the county. I have requested that the county use additional funds available in the Real Estate Transfer Tax Fund and will continue to push the administration to make infrastructure repairs a priority. Any unnecessary delays could cause the cost of a project to rise significantly, costing taxpayers more to repair the same roadway,” said Legislator Lorigo.
The Bullis Road work part of the county’s 2013 funding and spanned from Transit Road to Two Rod Road.