Resurfacing work will start today on West Third Street between the Third Street bridge and McDaniel Avenue.
Jeff Lehman, Jamestown public works director, said the work will also be done on McDaniel Avenue west of Third Street to Fairmount Avenue. Lehman said city officials for the last year have been asking the state Department of Transportation to do the resurfacing project on West Third Street.
''We did fill pot holes in the last few years, but it got to the point it was past maintenance. It needed milling and overlay work,'' he said.
Resurfacing work will start today on West Third Street between the Third Street bridge and McDaniel Avenue. Work will also be done on McDaniel Avenue west of Third Street to Fairmount Avenue.
P-J photo by Dennis Phillips
Even though state officials agreed the resurfacing work was needed on the roadway, the project wasn't scheduled to be done until the construction season of 2015-16.
''We got notice from the state last week that they had been able to find funding to mill and overlay West Third Street from the bridge west to McDaniel Avenue,'' Lehman said. ''We've been in discussions, and somehow they were able to find funding at the end of the season.''
Lehman said it is difficult to get resurfacing work done this time of year, but, hopefully, the weather will continue to be nice. He said the project should last until the end of next week. The state is paying for the project that cost around $250,000.
''They plan to start milling (today) ... that will last a couple of days. Then there will be a couple days for clean up and then they will pave,'' Lehman said. ''As part of the project, the city was asked to help by providing trucking and labor.''
Even though the highway is a state road, the city has a maintenance agreement to do patching of pot holes, and snow and ice removal.