100-Year-Old Street Safe For Traffic

August 6, 2013 Updated Aug 6, 2013 at 3:22 PM EDT

By Ed Reilly

August 6, 2013 Updated Aug 6, 2013 at 3:22 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y (WKBW) Residents hopes of seeing Ardmore Place in Buffalo restored to a brick-paved street are now closer to being finalized.

The historic 100-year old brick street was recently uncovered by street re-paving crews.

After a vigorous effort by residents to have the paving project halted, the City of Buffalo is enthusiastically working through the details of restoration.

Recently, city engineers determined the brick street was safe for motor vehicle use.

Now the Department of Public Works is working with the sewer department to come up with plans to repair storm water drains.

"Because we lowered the grade of the street, we had to make some adjustments so we have proper flow of residual rainwater that runs down the street. Being a pervious street, some of it actually gets absorbed into the street which is a good thing. So once those calculations are finished, and I'm expecting that this week, we'll be good to go," said Steve Stepniak, Commissioner of Public Works.