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April 25, 2014

City won't close streets because of excessive potholes

Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — staff reports

City roads will not be closed because of potholes, unless major repairs are being done, Mayor Anne E. McCaffrey said Thursday.

McCaffrey met with Common Council President Joseph C. Kibler, Engineering Director Norman Allen, Corporation Counsel John Ottaviano and Treasurer Michael White to finalize road repair plans.

Milling of the roads will begin Monday and the city is contracting with Villager Construction from Fairport, the low bid on a county contract. Milling will include Lincoln Avenue, High, East High, Pine, Gooding, Summit, Locust, Willow and Washburn streets, as well as Elmwood Avenue, near Washburn Street.

McCaffrey said officials are expecting a much better outcome in paving this year, based on the fact that Lockport purchased a new paver last year. The city has seen a great improvement in the quality of work using this paver when compared to previous years, the mayor said.

McCaffrey said the auction of the former mayor’s vehicle, popularly known by its license plate LP1, has closed and the final bid was $7,600. McCaffrey is recommending that total be put toward streets repair.

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