Pictured above, County Bridge 879 over Alder Bottom Creek on County Touring Route 4 in the Town of Sherman, which will be replaced in 2021 by the Chautauqua County Department of Public Facilities.
FALCONER, N.Y.:-- Chautauqua County Executive Paul M. Wendel, Jr. and Chautauqua County Department of Public Facilities Director Brad Bentley are providing an update on the 2021 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), PAVE-NY, Extreme Weather Recovery (EWR), the Federal government and Chautauqua County.
“Thanks to the hard work of New York State Senator George Borrello and Assemblyman Andy Goodell, Chautauqua County will receive an additional $2.1 million this year to invest in sustaining our highways and bridges,” said Wendel. “This and other investments in our transportation infrastructure are vital to the quality of life in Chautauqua County, essential for economic development, and pivotal for the safety of our residents and visitors.”
“We are approaching the busiest part of the road and bridge construction season,” said Bentley. “Expect that there will be road closures and reduced traffic lanes on our roadways this year due to the increased funding provided by New York State. We have already completed some of the bridge and culvert work and made significant progress on our surface treating program.”
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; and obey the work zone speeds. Drivers are urged to please give our workers a brake and follow their instructions.
Starting in July, the paving of approximately 32 miles of county roads will begin. The rehabilitation and maintenance or replacement of bridges and culverts across Chautauqua County will continue with some road closures required through the summer.
The updated DPF’s Project List for 2021 major Capital Projects include:
- Replacing County Bridge 429 on County Touring Route 54 in the Town of Chautauqua - Completed;
- Rehabilitating County Bridge 259 on County Touring Route 77 in the Village of Sinclairville - Completed;
- Rehabilitating County Bridge 314 on County Touring Route 53 in the Town of Carroll – In progress;
- Rehabilitating County Bridge 1065 on 28th Creek in the Town of Ellington;
- Replacing County Bridge 151 on County Touring Route 45 in the Town of Busti;
- Replacing County Bridge 426 on County Touring Route 12 in the Town of Harmony;
- Replacing County Bridge 879 on County Touring Route 4 in the Town of Sherman;
- Rehabilitating of County Bride 818 on County Touring Route 34 in the Town of Carroll;
- Rehabilitating County Bridge 875 on South Phetteplace in the Village of Falconer;
- Replacing County Bridge 355 on County Route 67 in the Town of Ellington;
- Painting county bridges 144, 178, 909 in the towns of Villenova, Clymer, and Stockton, respectively ;
- Replacing County Bridge 906 on 28TH Creek Road in the Town of Ellington – Moved to 2022;
- Rehabilitating County Bridge 968 on County Touring Route 24 in the Town of Westfield - Moved to 2022;
- Paving on Clymer-Sherman Road (County Route 15) from NY 474 to NY 76 in the Town of Clymer and Sherman;
- Paving on County Route 380 from Ellicott Road to US 20 in the Town of Portland/Village of Brocton;
- Cold milling and paving on Centralia-Hartfield Road (County Route 54) from Stockton-Hartfield Road to Meadows Road in the Town of Chautauqua;
- Paving on Sherman-Westfield Road (County Route 21) from Volusia to Jones Road in the Town of Westfield;
- Cold milling and paving on South Roberts Road Urban Road to railroad tracks in the City of Dunkirk;
- Cold milling and paving on South Work Street Village Limits to Main Street in the Village of Falconer;
- Joint project with the City of Jamestown for the reconstruction of Barrett Avenue from Prather Avenue to Washington Street Bridge Ramp in the City of Jamestown;
- Cold milling and paving on Pickard Hill Road (County Route 52) from Jones Corners to Red Bird Corners in the Town of Ellery;
- Paving on Martin Road from the City Limits to NY 60 in the City of Jamestown;
- Paving on Fredonia-Stockton Road (County Route 73) from County Route 380 to Village of Fredonia Towns of Stockton and Pomfret.
Please note that projects are subject to changes and projects may be added or deferred due to unexpected conditions.
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 .