Erie County to spend $2.2 million on roads in Cheektowaga

Crews mill a town road on April 24, 2017. (Chronicle File Photo)
Crews mill a town road on April 24, 2017. (Chronicle File Photo)

BUFFALO – Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz announced Monday that the county is set to spend a little over $2.2 million on rehabbing county roads in the Town of Cheektowaga.

One of the two projects will take place along Cleveland Drive between the NYS Thruway and the City of Buffalo line.  The $1.2 million mill and overlay project will rehab 1.7 miles of road and includes drainage repairs.

Dingens Street from the city line to Harlem Road will see a mill and overlay operation.  The cost to pave the 0.76 miles of road is $1.06 million.

The projects are a fraction of the $40 million investment Erie County is making in county road and bridge projects across its five public works districts.

“In addition to the millions of dollars being spent on road and bridge repair we are investing in culverts, highway vehicle and equipment replacement, and many other necessary components of a successful infrastructure operation. In fact, in 2019 we plan on spending $40,038,325 on new road and bridge projects, not including and remaining work to be completed from our 2018 road and bridge programs,” Mr. Poloncarz said.  “Maintaining our roads effectively means planning responsibly for the future while executing projects today and I thank our Department of Public Works and our construction partners for their diligence in getting the job done.”

He says that his administration has invested $259,094,532 since 2012 in road and bridge projects.

Cheektowaga Chronicle attempted to address the bumpy subject of Borden Road.  A Monday afternoon email to Mr. Poloncarz’s press folks was not returned late Monday.

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