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Legislator Morton announces start of construction phase on Losson Road


We’ve all read the stories in the paper of the countless individuals suffering from the ongoing opioid epidemic. There has been a lot of talk of families being ripped apart by this tragedy, too often we hear talk but see little action.

Legislator Ted Morton joined Senator Patrick M. Gallivan, Erie County Sheriff Timothy Howard, Holland Central School Superintendent Cathy Fabiatos and Alden School Superintendent Adam Stoltman to announce continued funding for school resource officers (SRO) in several local districts. The SRO program provides a uniformed officer in schools as a way to promote student safety, conflict resolution and anti-bullying initiatives.

At a Legislative session held on September 21, 2017, Legislator Ted Morton honored Lancaster resident, Dick Young as the September 2017 Citizen of the month.

Today, in response to the County Executive’s offer to work with Legislator Morton to develop a compromise Made in America Act, Legislator Ted Morton wrote to him to begin the process.

Legislator Ted Morton first introduced the Made in America Act in support of local manufacturers and local workers in Erie County. After passing the Legislature by a vote of 9-1, the County Executive vetoed the law after instructing the County Attorney to draft a legal opinion.

Legislator Ted Morton (R-Cheektowaga) announced that the Legislature has authorized the start of the construction phase on Losson Road between Borden and Transit roads in Lancaster.


“For several years the start of construction to rebuild Losson Road lagged significantly while waiting for the installation of a new sewer line underneath the road. With the sewer finally in place, this resolution enables the County Executive to enter into contract with the lowest responsible bidder so that the road can finally be restored,” stated Legislator Morton.


Losson Road was repaved from Union to Borden a few years ago but the last stretch between Borden and Transit was delayed so that a new sewer project could be installed. The sewer project faced several bid challenges before starting late in 2015. The resolution approved at the July 28, 2016 session authorizes the County Executive to work with the lowest bidder so that the road construction can be completed.


“The residents of the area have been extremely patient through the years as they’ve waited for the project to be completed. After years of delay construction can finally begin,” concluded Legislator Morton.