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Legislator Rath announces Hopkins Road repairs to begin April 21


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oneilj - Posted on 11 April 2014

Erie County Legislator Edward A. Rath, in partnership with the County’s Department of Public Works, held a community forum on April 10, 2014 to provide residents and emergency responders with an update concerning repairs toHopkins Road. Beginning on April 21, crews will begin repairingHopkins Road, between Tonawanda Creek RoadandSmith Road, which has been reduced to one lane in many areas due to extreme erosion.

 

“While this issue has been ongoing for several years, I am extremely pleased thatErieCountyfinally has the funding and plans in place to properly address this issue and repair this section ofHopkins Road. The deterioration of the roadway has caused many concerns for residents and emergency responders,” said Legislator Rath. “I believe that through extensive research,ErieCountyhas found a solution that will address the issue of embankment erosion. I want to commend the County’s Department of Public Works for their diligence and innovation to bring a solution to the residents in this section ofAmherst.”

 

Crews are slated to begin work on Monday, April 21 and completion of this project is expected within the construction season.Hopkins Roadis closed to through traffic, detour signs are in place. The county’s contract to repair the roadway is $2.33 million.

 

The project contractor, Visone Construction, will have a Field Engineer Office set up atHopkinsand Schoelles roads to address residents continued concerns during construction.  

 

For additional information, please contact Legislator Rath at 858-8676 or email edward.rath@erie.gov