Erie County Legislator Joseph C. Lorigo announces that significant road work has been completed within his district this summer thanks to funding secured by the Legislature to address many of the serious concerns that had been plaguing motorists and residents.
“The county’s infrastructure was in need of much work and the County Executive’s 2014 Road Project plan was lacking, especially in my district where major issues were being ignored. In response, my colleagues and I in the Legislature worked to allocate an additional $5 million to complete as many additional projects as possible this year. Once the funding was secured, I advocated for repairs to deteriorating roads throughout my district that were not made a priority by the administration, despite their horrible condition,” said Legislator Joseph Lorigo. “I want to thank the DPW crews who worked extremely hard this past summer to repair as many road issues as they did.”
Projects completed in Legislator Lorigo’s district include:
- Seneca Creek Road, from Transit Road to Union Road, in the Town of West Seneca, will be micropaved at the end of September. Micropaving is a cost-effective method that extends the life of a roadway and repairs immediate deterioration problems.
- Center Street, from Beech Road to Crump Road, in the Towns of Aurora and Holland, was also micropaved, repairing a stretch of roadway that was in desperate need of repair. The length of the project was extended with the additional funding secured by the Legislature.
- Bullis Road, from Transit Road to Stolle Road, in the Town of Marilla, was paved, finishing a project that was started in 2013 to repair this main roadway in the town.
- Jamison Road, from Two Rod Road to Hemstreet Road, in the Towns of Elma and Marilla, was paved, repairing large potholes that were causing motorists to drive in the center or shoulder of the roadway. The project was possible thanks to the additional funding secured by the Legislature.
- Blakely Corners, from Olean Road (Route 16) to Center Street, in the Town of Aurora was paved. Funding for the project was secured by the Legislature.
- Vermont Street, in the Town of Holland, road slide construction work will be bid out later this year.
- Holland Glenwood, in the Town of Holland, underwent road slide construction, between Center Street and Route 240.
“Erie County residents pay their county taxes and expect to have quality services in return. The county had a strong surplus but poor road conditions, and the $5 million transferred from fund balance was taxpayers’ money that should be used for their benefit. It was a no-brainer to invest the money into the roads, especially after the harsh winter,” said Legislator Lorigo.