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State DOT Planning Projects Within County

Work on Route 60 by the New York State Department of Transportation is just one of many projects expected to be undertaken this year on state roads within Chautauqua County. P-J file photo by Eric Tichy

Several projects by the New York State Department of Transportation will be undertaken or prepared this year for state roads within Chautauqua County. They include:

¯ A $2.7 million resurfacing project within the city of Jamestown. No start date has been announced by the state DOT, though work — which includes milling and resurfacing — is scheduled to be completed by early October. A contract was awarded earlier this month.

The project includes work to Fluvanna Avenue, from the city line to Washington Street; Forest Avenue, from South Avenue to Washington Street; and McDaniel Avenue/Third Street, from Fairmount Avenue to east of the Fairmount Avenue/West Fourth Street intersection.

According to the DOT, work will also include repairs and adjustments to drainage inlets and replacement of non-compliant ADA curb ramps as needed.

¯ A resurfacing project totaling $3.4 million for Washington Street, from Second Street to Fluvanna Avenue; and for Fairmount Avenue, from McDaniel Avenue to Fairmount Avenue/Sixth Street.

Bids are expected to be opened in the spring of 2021, with construction slated to begin in the summer of 2021.

¯ A $2.9 million project to replace deteriorated culverts with new metal or concrete structures. Originally scheduled to be completed in December 2019, the DOT said the work is now expected to finish by June of this year. The culvert replacements are taking place at various locations in the towns of Westfield, Portland, Sheridan, North Collins, Mina, Ellery and Kiatone as well as the village of North Collins in Erie County.

¯ A resurfacing project totaling $2.4 million in the villages of Westfield and Cherry Creek. Construction is slated to begin the fall and includes Route 20, from Route 394 to Prospect Road in Westfield; and Route 83, from the south village line to the north village line, in Cherry Creek.

Construction is expected to be completed by the end of this year or early 2021, the DOT said.

¯ The relocation of an alignment by 30 feet for nearly a half mile of Route 83 in the town of Arkwright. The $2.7 million project is to “help stabilize the embankment which has been exhibiting signs of failure,” the DOT said.

Two culverts on Route 83 will also be replaced, with construction scheduled to take place in the spring and finish by the summer.

¯ The rehabilitation of the Route 430 bridge over Dewittville Creek in the town of Chautauqua. The $2.5 million bridge replacement is expected to begin sometime this year, with a completion date of the spring in 2021.

¯ A $4 million Route 60 project that will include the addition of passing lanes in the towns of Gerry and Charlotte. As reported in September, two half-mile-long passing lanes will be built along Route 60 — one in the northbound lane beginning just past Cassadaga Valley school and continuing north, with the second in the southbound lane between Moon Road and Charlotte Hill Road.

The lanes will allow vehicles to pass slower motorists, which at times can be difficult with speeds near 55 mph on the heavily traveled corridor connecting Jamestown and the Dunkirk-Fredonia area.

Route 60 will also be repaved between Salisbury Road in the town of Gerry and Sinclair Drive in the village of Sinclairville.

The DOT said work will begin this summer and finish by the fall.

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