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February 5, 2014

More sidewalks coming to town

Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — More sidewalks are expected to be installed along Robinson and Dysinger roads, according to Town of Lockport officials.

The state Department of Transportation intends to complete sidewalk installation on both sides of Robinson and Dysinger roads by this fall, Supervisor Marc R. Smith told the Town Board on Monday.

Town Engineer Robert D. Klavoon said sidewalks would be installed on the south side of Robinson, from the Centre Street entrance of the Woodlands mobile home park to South Transit Road. That would complete the sidewalks installed in 2011 by the state from Raymond Road to Centre Street, a project that took place following three serious pedestrian accidents.

The south sidewalks will include a 10-foot-wide bridge to take the sidewalk over Donner Creek next to the town water and sewer building. Klavoon said that the town has agreed to pay $50,000 to $60,000 for the bridge structure but that installation costs are part of the state’s contract.

The DOT is also considering adding sidewalks on the north side of Robinson all the way from South Transit Road to the end of the string of apartment houses on Dysinger, a distance of about a mile and a half. Bidding for starts in the summer.

”And, as I understood it, they’re looking at it all in one pact,” Smith said.

On the north side of Robinson Road, the sidewalk will start at South Transit, but the footpath will be diverted onto the shoulder of the road at Donner Creek, because the waterway is wider there.

Klavoon said the Niagara County Water District is planning to install a new water transmission main on the south side of Robinson Road, but its path should run between the road and the sidewalk. The town didn’t want the projects to interfere with each other.

Robinson Road, which makes up part of Route 93, runs west and east from Bear Ridge Road to Beattie Avenue, where the name changes to Dysinger Road. Dysinger runs until it meets Akron Road.

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