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Repairs to Ridge Road in West Seneca complete


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Erie County Legislator Joseph Lorigo announces that Ridge Road in West Seneca has been repaved, repairing the serious pothole issues drivers had been dealing with for some time now.

 

“That section of roadway, where Ridge Road turns into Seneca Street, is a business district that is very heavily traveled. Recently, complaints about potholes and cracks have been increasing as the road condition worsened. After identifying the need for these repairs, I believe it was critical to address the issue now rather than wait until it grew into a much bigger and more costly project,” said Legislator Lorigo. “I am extremely happy the problem was addressed before the winter weather would cause further deterioration and more frustration for drivers.”

 

The County’s Department of Public Works paved the outside lanes along a nearly 1 mile stretch of the road to alleviate the issue associated with potholes and crumbling shoulder. The work is expected to prolong the life of the roadway another 10 years, saving the county money in the long run.

 

Funding for the repairs was included in the 2013 road fund.

 

Legislator Lorigo added that the work also included improvements to the drainage system to keep water from pooling on the roadway, which multiplies the problem. When the colder temperatures hit, Legislator Lorigo explained, standing water freezes and thaws, causing “pops,” which deteriorates the asphalt, forming crevices and potholes. 

 

For additional information, please contact Legislator Lorigo’s Office at 858-8922 or email joseph.lorigo@erie.gov.