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Road and bridge improvements underway in West Seneca, Orchard Park

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Posted at 12:33 PM, Apr 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-06 12:33:57-04

Governor Cuomo announced infrastructure improvements are underway on roads in Orchard Park and West Seneca.

The $6.5 million is focusing on rehabilitating a portion of Route 219, including three bridges, and improving drainage on State Route 240.

"Safe and resilient roadways are critical to strengthening our transportation infrastructure and driving economic growth across the state," said Governor Cuomo. "These improvements on Routes 219 and 240 will make this vital roadway more dependable, less congested, and viable for years to come."

The project includes working on the pavement on 219 from I-90 to north of the Ridge Road interchange. Three bridges, including the northbound structure over Smokes Creek and the northbound and southbound structures over Taylor Road and the Buffalo and Pittsburgh railroad will be restored.

New drainage structures will be put in on Route 240 between Potters Road and Seneca Street and improvements will be made to the drains on State Route 240 from Potters Road to Cazenovia Creek.

During the bridge repairs, lane closures on Route 219 and Taylor Road will help with the flow of traffic.