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Holley making progress with waterline, sidewalk project

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 8 September 2020 at 11:09 am

Photos by Tom Rivers

HOLLEY – Mark Cerrone, Inc., a contractor from Niagara Falls, installs a 12-inch waterline this morning in front of St. Mary’s Catholic Church on South Main Street (Route 237).

Construction workers lay the new waterline below ground in front of St. Mary’s this morning.

The company has put in new 12-inch watermains on Route 237, starting near the water tank by Hillside Cemetery. It will go to the intersections of routes 237 and 31.

Then it will put 8-inch waterlines on Geddes Street.

Cerrone also will be putting in new sidewalks along Rt. 237 – both north and south of Rt. 31 to the village limits (from the water tower to the elementary school), as well as both sides of Geddes Street from Van Buren to Route 31, both sides of Perry Street, both sides of Morgan Street and the west side of East Avenue.

Cerrone submitted the low bid for the project at $2,556,000. Grants will cover the majority of the costs. Holley is responsible for 20 percent of the sidewalk work and 40 percent of the waterlines.

As part of the village share of a $4.5 million overall project, Holley will put in sidewalks and waterlines on East Albion Street, Park Place and East Union Street.

The village was approved for a $1,780,000 federal TAP grant (Transportation Alternatives Program) to construct curbs and sidewalks that are compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The grant will allow the village to replace about one-third of the sidewalks in the village.

Holley also was awarded nearly $1.3 million from the state for upgrades to the water system through the Water Infrastructure Improvement Act, as well as the Intermunicipal Water Infrastructure Grants Program.

The waterline project includes 5,800 linear feet, just over a mile, and involves replacing 4- to 8-inch water mains with 8- to 12-inch water mains.

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