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Legislator Rath Asks Public Works Commissioner for Action on Goodrich Road


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Today, County Legislator Ed Rath (R-Amherst) wrote a letter to Erie County Department of Public Works Commissioner Bill Geary asking for an update on the status of Goodrich Road construction and its current deplorable condition.

In the letter, Rath asks for an updated timeline for the remaining project, and asks for a public discussion and prioritization in 2018 for the densely populated section of Goodrich Road. He also requested widening the shoulders for bicyclists and pedestrians attempting to get to the bike path for recreation before someone gets injured.

“Work commenced in 2016 on Goodrich Road and portions of the road are still in dangerous shape. I drove down the road this week to check-in on the condition and was shocked. You literally need to leave the lane to safely maneuver stretches, which only creates more danger for drivers,” stated Legislator Rath.

Rath concluded “I’m hopeful the Department of Public Works can provide a valuable update for residents and can at the least offer a temporary solution to the road conditions.”

Legislator Rath also asked for an update on any street patching or remedial work to be done before full reconstruction to make the road temporarily safer.