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The Steuben Courier Advocate
  • Federal, state funds mostly pay for Seneca St. Bridge work

  • A $4.7 million Seneca Street Bridge reconstruction project will begin this summer, with residents paying only a fraction of the cost.

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  • A $4.7 million Seneca Street Bridge reconstruction project will begin this summer, with residents paying only a fraction of the cost.
    The Steuben County Public Works Committee awarded a $3,764,300 project Monday to Ramsey Construction, of Lakeville, to reconstruct the bridge, which overlooks the Canisteo River on the north side of the city.
    The design phase and inspection are expected to cost another $1 million.
    Vincent Spagnoletti, county commissioner of public works, said 80 percent of the project will be paid for with federal funding and 15 percent with state aid.
    The other 5 percent will be shared by the taxpayers in the City of Hornell, and the towns of North Hornell and Hornellsville.
    Spagnoletti said minor parts of the project, such as water and sewer work, may begin in late April. The bridge will not be closed until the end of June, when school closes.
    The project is expected to be completed in late November, Spagnoletti said.
    A concrete barrier will be placed on State Route 36, near Adsit Place, to the Lowe’s-Wegmans plaza, in North Hornell, to ensure pedestrian safety.
    “It will be great to see the bridge in good shape,” Hogan said.
    Town bridge projects scheduled for this year include:
    ¶ On Slate Creek Road, Canisteo.
    ¶ On Rough and Ready Road, Greenwood.
    ¶ On Stone School Road, Howard.
    ¶ On Taggart Road, Urbana.
    ¶ On Day Road, Dansville.
    ¶ On Upper Swale Road, Jasper.
    Steuben County bridges that will be upgraded include a bridge on County Route 14 in Bath, and one on County Route 119 in Cameron.

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