NYSDOT: Construction to begin on Walnut and Ferry avenuesby jmaloni
$1.8 million project in Niagara Falls
New York State Department of Transportation Regional Director Darrell Kaminski has announced work will begin this week on a $1.8 million project to resurface US Route 62, Walnut and Ferry avenues, in the City of Niagara Falls.
"Preventative maintenance work will better preserve the state's infrastructure and guard against the need for more costly, in-depth construction," Kaminski said. "We ask motorists to be patient and drive carefully through the work zones as construction begins."
The existing asphalt pavement will be milled off and new asphalt will be overlaid on Walnut Avenue between Main Street and Hyde Park Boulevard, and on Ferry Avenue between Second Street and Packard Road. The new pavement surface will provide a smoother, safer riding surface.
Traffic signal loop detectors that are impacted will be replaced and pavement markings will be restored. New traffic signs will be installed and approximately 200 drainage inlets throughout the Walnut-Ferry corridor will be repaired.
The construction contract was awarded to Concrete Applied Technologies Corp. of Alden. Work is expected to be completed by end of summer 2014.
Motorists may encounter closed travel lanes and flaggers directing traffic. They should expect travel delays. It is imperative motorists remember this season to drive carefully through the many highway and bridge construction zones they will encounter.
For real-time travel information, call 511 or visit www.511ny.org. 511NY is New York state's official traffic and travel information source. The 511NY site and mobile app provides free, 24/7, statewide real-time traffic and transit information for all of New York. It also offers a transit trip planner, camera views, as well as weather alerts and forecasts.