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Legislator Morton stresses importance of repairing Zurbrick Road, calls on County Executive to fulfill campaign promise


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Erie County Legislator Ted Morton is calling on the County Executive to invest critical funds into Zurbrick Road, which traverses the Town of Cheektowaga and Village of Depew, and has been in disrepair for approximately 10 years. In a letter hand delivered to the County Executive on Tuesday, August 05, 2014, Legislator Morton officially requests that funding for repairs be designated.

“Mark Poloncarz highlighted the issues on Zurbrick Road during his 2011 campaign for county executive, criticizing his predecessor for failing to acknowledge the county’s role in repairing the roadway. Now, here we are years later and nothing has changed. I am requesting that the county executive include funds for these critical repairs in the 2015 capital budget and to ensure that Erie County does not continue to ignore its responsibility to the residents of Zurbrick Road,” said Legislator Morton.

A first-year Legislator, Morton was disappointed to learn of the years of issues surrounding Zurbrick Road from local officials. In response, he is requesting that the necessary funds be allocated for this specific project to properly repair the structural failures and allow the roadway to be reopened fully.

“Residents living on Zurbrick and motorists who need to travel the roadway have been inconvenienced and put at risk for too long. I was extremely disappointed to learn of the county executive’s campaign promise, seeing that he hasn’t made any progress since being in office,” said Legislator Morton. “This is a very serious matter and I will continue to advocate for appropriate funding until the issue is resolved.”

(This issue was covered in May 2011 by the Lancaster Bee, please CLICK HERE to read the article)