FALCONER, N.Y.:-- Chautauqua County Executive Vince Horrigan and Chautauqua County Department of Public Facilities Director George Spanos have announced the 2017 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 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 continued efforts of Senator Catharine Young and Assemblyman Andrew Goodell, over $5 million are budgeted for county highway and bridge capital work under the CHIPS, Pave NY and Extreme Winter programs,” said Horrigan. “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 and beyond. 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 evolved through the years into a design-build organization with the ability to design and construct many projects in house to save taxpayer money,” said Spanos. “The Transportation, Engineering and Administration Divisions of the department are staffed with a trained workforce of approximately 120 employees who are heavily involved in the annual program.”
County crews have 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.
“Please give our workers a brake,” said Spanos. “They are out there for you, working to making your travels smoother, safer and more enjoyable.”
Starting in early May, the crack sealing program will start on approximately 50 miles of County roads. County crews will also start preparing approximately 100 miles of county roads to be resurfaced. In June, under the shared service program, the county and participating municipalities will start the highway resurfacing program. This includes various county and town roads that will be surface treated or “oil and stoned.”
‘‘Town and county employees jointly will surface treat approximately 200 miles of roads,” said Surface Treatment Program Coordinator and Sheridan District supervisor Ken France. “The county coordinates with municipalities’ representatives who participate in shared services, to complete the surface treatment program.”
Motorists are asked to be especially aware of this operation and to stay within the recommended posted speed limits.
The 2017 construction program also includes paving of approximately 25 miles and rehabilitation or replacement of over 20 bridges across Chautauqua County.
“Construction work can be disruptive and irritating, but we ask for everyone's patience and we are committed to doing everything possible to minimize these impacts,” said Falconer District Supervisor Mike Borysoff.
DPF’s Project List for 2017 Capital Projects includes:
|Project #||Project Description||Estimated|
Start of construction
|1||CB1085 on South Main Street in the City of Jamestown||May||Lex Brumagin|
|2||Paving of County Route 380 from Ross Mills to Kimball Stand||August||Sam Kent|
|3||Cold mill and pave County Route 18 Sherman-Stedman from NY 430 to Potter Road||June||Sam Kent|
|4||Cold mill and pave County Route 79 Center Road from US 20 to NY 5||June||Sam Kent|
|5||Cold mill and pave County Route 21 Sherman-Westfield Road from Mt. Baldy (south leg) to north of Milton Road||June||Sam Kent|
|6||CB-352 on County Route 57 in the Town of Ellery will be replaced||June||Paul Snyder|
|7||CB156 on County Route 13 in the Town of Ripley will be replaced||September||Lex Brumagin|
|8||CB-30 Bridge on County Route 301 in the Town of Chautauqua||July||Paul Snyder|
|9||CB-303 culvert on Brigham Road in the Town of Dunkirk will be rehabilitated.||May||Lex Brumagin|
|10||CB-318 culvert on County Road 139 in the Village of Celeron||September||Paul Snyder|
|11||CB-102 on County Route 35 in the Town of North Harmony will be replaced||June||Paul Snyder|
|12||CB-193 Bridge on Wiltsie Road in the Town of Carroll will be replaced||July||Lex Brumagin|
|13||CB-146 bridge on County Route 4 in the Town of French Creek will be replaced||April||Lex Brumagin|
|14||CB-1003 on County Route 63 over Cassadaga Creek in the Town of Ellicott will be|
|15||CB-894 County Route 4 in the Town of French Creek. Rehabilitation||August||Lex Brumagin|
|16||CB1000 & 968 in the Towns of Hanover and Westfield will be rehabilitated||April||Lex Brumagin|
|17||Painting-6 County bridges throughout the county||August||Lex Brumagin|
|18||Deck Sealing of various bridges throughout the county||May||Lex Brumagin|
|19||CB-887 on county Route 66 Bridge rehabilitation||May||Lex Brumagin|
|20||CB-968 on County Route 24||August||Lex Brumagin|
|21||Pave County Route 82, Middle Rd, from Urban Rd to Center Rd||July||Sam Kent|
|22||Pave County Route 380, Stockton Brocton Rd, from end of last year’s paving to south of Ellicott Rd||July||Sam Kent|
|23||Pave Route 430 between County Route 1 and Pennsylvania state line||July||Sam Kent|
|24||Mill and Pave North Work Street in Falconer between Rt 394 and northern village line||June||Sam Kent|
|25||Mill and Pave Allen Street in Jamestown between Willard St and Buffalo St||June||Sam Kent|
|26||Mill and Pave Steel / Harrison Streets in Jamestown between Harding Ave and South Main||June||Sam Kent|
|27||Mill and Pave Baker St in Jamestown between from Barrett Ave to 1100 feet west||June||Sam Kent|
|28||Mill and Pave Newland Ave between Baker St in Jamestown and Forest Ave||June||Sam Kent|
|29||Mill and Pave Liberty St from NY 60 extending 1 ¼ miles north||June||Sam Kent|
|30||Mill and Pave Summit St in Lakewood from Shadyside to Fairdale||June||Sam Kent|
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 .