Fix for Amherst Road Sliding Into Creek Announced

April 10, 2014 Updated Apr 10, 2014 at 11:26 PM EDT

By Kendra Eaglin

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April 10, 2014 Updated Apr 10, 2014 at 11:26 PM EDT

(WKBW)
North Amherst

The stretch of Hopkins Road between Tonawanda Creek and Smith Roads has been reduced to one lane for both sides of traffic because the road has been sliding into Ransom Creek for the past decade.

Thursday night inside the North Amherst Fire Company Hall the county announced a new two-phase plan to fix the problem..

A local contractor will handle reconstruction of the road itself and Hayward Baker a geotechnical construction company based in Maryland will tackle the creek.

"They have this world class, cutting edge technology they're using to strengthen the bank of the river through a partial mix of concrete, dirt, and vegetation," said Erie County Legislator Ed Rath.

The $2.3 million project will begin April 21st and is expected to be
completed by the end of the year.