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Minority Leader Mills announces Zoar Valley Road repairs underway


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oneilj - Posted on 11 June 2013

Legislator John Mills, Minority Leader for the Erie County Legislature, announces that Zoar Valley Road is closed to traffic from Trevett Road to Hammond Hill Road in the Town of Concord. This closure is expected to be in place through mid-July, weather pending. During that time, Catco Construction will be reconstructing and stabilizing that portion of the roadway.


“Zoar Valley Road’s condition has deteriorated over to the years with a portion of the roadway actually slipping into Cattaraugus Creek. The county was forced to restrict traffic as public safety became a major concern. That is unacceptable. I have pushed for this necessary work for some time now and am pleased to announce the repairs will be done this summer. Many residents driving through Concord rely on Zoar Valley Road as a main thoroughfare and should not have to wonder if the roadway is safe or passable,” said Legislator Mills.


The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is funding the majority of the repairs, estimated at $803,000. Crews will be stabilizing the slope, from the bed of the creek, up to roadway, and then reconstructing the road.


A second section of Zoar Valley Road, between Hammond Hill Road and Grote Road, will also be repaired this summer, with work expected to begin the end of July. Union Concrete was awarded the project to reinforce the slope and reconstruct that portion of the roadway. Repairs are estimated at $1.4 million with the majority of the work paid for by FEMA.


“Providing safe, reliable roadways has always been one of my top priorities. This project has been pushed off for several years but is finally being addressed after I have called attention to this serious failure in infrastructure. These repairs should solve the problem that has been plaguing Zoar Valley Road,” said Legislator Mills.


For additional information, or to speak with Legislator Mills, please contact his District Office at 858-8850; email john.mills@erie.gov or visit www.erie.gov/legislature/district11