There’s been a lot of road work going on round here lately.

They have finally finished and opened – without a hint of hoopla, by the way, it just was open one day – the replacement for the Prospect St. bridge. It now runs from the end of Stevens St. at Prospect over the Erie Canal and lines up with High St. at State St. It’s really quite convenient for me and much better trafic flow than the old bridge at Prospect that teed into State St. right in front of the Diamond Bar.

They started working on it last year and we all watched to see any activity for most of the Summer. The steel finally went up and then they worked on it at a snail’s pace for what seemed like forever.

We also have repaving going on on West Ave. They tore up the pavement on one section about a quarter-mile long. Then paved it with the rough under layer. Then they left it. Left the lanes blocked down to one in each direction. And meanwhile started tearing up the next section to the east. I wonder why they leave lanes closed while nothing is being worked on. But today, they are digging up a piece of the just-fininshed section and pulling out some old railroad tracks. Shouldn’t that have been done first?

Transit St. is also under construction. They are allegedly going to widen it from just south of the Lockport Plaza to Summit Street so that a center left turn lane can be put in. To do this they are taking a few feet of the west side of the road away from the front yards there. Unfortunately, this is where all the trees were. Of course, the same thing happened. A lot of activity to block a lane off, make a big mess with chopping the trees down, then it sits with nothing going on for days and days.

Why do they sart all these projects in the late summer and fall? Not a thing went on this spring. No one seems to know.

Hope they are done before the snow comes…