Pictured above, County Bridge 1109 over Dead Creek on Triangle Road in the Town of Hanover, which will be replaced in 2019 by the Chautauqua County Department of Public Facilities.
FALCONER, N.Y.:-- Chautauqua County Executive George Borrello and Chautauqua County Department of Public Facilities Director Brad Bentley have announced the 2019 Department of Public Facilities (DPF) highway and bridge work.
This year’s program makes use of County forces, contracted labor, and shared services. Work includes bridge/culvert replacements and rehabilitation, drainage projects, general maintenance, surface treating projects, and paving. Funding comes from a variety of sources, including the New York State Consolidated Highway Improvement Program (CHIPS), the Federal government and Chautauqua County.
“Thanks to the commitment of New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo and the efforts of former Senator Catharine Young and Assemblyman Andrew Goodell, over $4.5 million is budgeted for county highway and bridge capital work under the CHIPS and Pave NY programs,” said Borrello. “Highway and bridge maintenance is vital to the quality of life in Chautauqua County, essential for economic development, and crucial for the safety of our residents and visitors.”
“The Department of Public Facilities provides many of the basic services that affect the daily lives of everyone who lives and works in the county,” said Bentley. “The department provides the administration, planning, maintenance, construction management and technical work of the county's highway infrastructure. Chautauqua County’s Transportation and Engineering Divisions have the ability to design and construct many projects in house and that saves taxpayers’ money.”
County crews have already started working on winter clean up, ditching and patching potholes. Motorists are reminded to be aware of construction crews working on the highways. Please look for signs and work zone flaggers; minimize distractions such as using cell phones, eating or drinking; and obey the work zone speeds.
“Drivers our urged to please give our workers a brake,” said Bentley. “They are out there for you, working to make your travels smoother, safer and more enjoyable.”
Starting in early May, the crack sealing program will start on approximately 30 miles of County roads. County crews will also start preparing approximately 80 miles of county roads to be surface treated. In June, under the shared service program, the county and participating municipalities will start the highway surface treating program. This includes various county and town roads that will be surface treated or “oil and stoned.”
Motorists are asked to be especially aware of this operation and to stay within the recommended posted speed limits.
The 2019 construction program also includes paving of approximately 15 miles of county roads and the rehabilitation/maintenance or replacement of over 20 bridges across Chautauqua County.
DPF’s Project List for 2019 Capital Projects include:
• Rehabilitating County Bridge 33 on County Touring Route 18 in the Town of Sherman;
• Rehabilitating of County Bridge 68 on County Touring Route 58 in the Town of Stockton;
• Rehabilitating of County Bridge 157 on County Touring Route 64 in the Town of Charlotte;
• Replacing of County Bridge 264 on County Touring Route 33 in the Town of Harmony;
• Rehabilitating of County Bridge 339 on County Touring Route 85 in the Town of Cherry Creek;
• Replacing of County Bridge 1048 on White Hill Road in the Town of French Creek;
• Rehabilitating of County Bridge 947 on Weaver Road in the Town of Ellery;
• Rehabilitating of County Bridge 968 on County Touring Route 24 in the Town of Westfield;
• Replacing of county Bridge 1109 on Triangle Road in the Town of Hanover;
• Rehabilitating of County Bride 927 on Old Bridge Road in the Town of North Harmony;
• Replacing of County Bridge 1077 on Harrison Street in the City of Jamestown;
• Painting six county bridges throughout the county;
• Deck sealing various bridges throughout the county;
• Cold milling and paving Harrison Street from South Main Street to Windsor Street in the City of Jamestown;
• Cold milling and paving Baker Street from Newland Avenue to previous project limits in the City of Jamestown;
• Cold milling and paving South Main Street from Newland Avenue to Foote Avenue in the City of Jamestown;
• Cold milling and paving Dunham Avenue/Boulevard Avenue from Fairmount Avenue to the Celoron village limits in the Village of Celoron;
• Cold milling and paving Livingston Avenue/Jackson Avenue from Lakeside Boulevard to Dunham Avenue in the Village of Celoron;
• Cold milling and paving Main Street/NY Route 430 from last year’s paving limits to start New York State Route 430 in the Town of Ellery;
• Paving County Touring Route 380 from Busti to U.S. Route 62 in the Towns of Busti and Kiantone;
• Paving Sinclair Drive from south of Bloomer Road to Jamestown Street in Village of Sinclairville;
• Cold milling and paving Jamestown Street/Main Street from NYS Route 60 to County Touring Route 66 in the Village of Sinclairville;
• Cold milling and paving Wright Street (Cliffstar Drive) from NYS Route 60 to Franklin Avenue in the City of Dunkirk;
• Cold milling and paving County Route 380 from Centralia to Lord Road in the Town of Stockton; and
• Cold milling and paving County Touring Route 18 from Potter Road to County Touring Route 33 in the Town of North Harmony.
For more detailed information or issues pertaining to these projects, please call the DPF at (716) 661-8400 or email at DPF@co.chautauqua.ny.us .