Niagara County Public Works Commissioner Garret Meal on Thursday provided updates on two road construction projects in Niagara County: Bear Ridge Road and Lockport Road.
Meal said asphalt surface replacement on Bear Ridge between Campbell Boulevard and West Canal Road will begin the week of Sept. 6. Part of this section, from West Canal to Irish Road, is currently closed except for local traffic, due to a bridge replacement. The section of Bear Ridge from Irish Road to Campbell Boulevard will remain open to local traffic only during the resurfacing project, though there will be lane restrictions during the milling and paving, controlled by flaggers and portable traffic lights.
“Bear Ridge has been a focal point for us this summer and we are nearing completion,” Meal said. “The asphalt portion should be done the first week in October and the bridge work by the end of October, so I ask the public to just continue to be patient a little longer.”
Meal also offered an update on the culvert replacement project under Lockport Road at Cayuga Creek, just east of Walmore Road. That portion of Lockport Road has been closed to only local traffic since mid-June.
“The project fell about a week behind schedule during our very wet July, which is one of things beyond our control in road construction,” Meal said. “But the contractors worked long hours to make up for lost time and, though the project is not yet completed, we expect we will be able to open it up to full traffic within the next week.”