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Medina accepts 2 new roads in Business Park from EDA

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 27 March 2018 at 10:58 am

Courtesy of Orleans EDA: The Orleans Economic Development Agency has given two new roads by Pride Pak on Route 31A to the Village of Medina. This map shows the 300-plus acre Medina Business Park, which the EDA says is the largest shovel-ready business park in Western New York. The site includes land north and south on Maple Ridge Road, just west of the Bates Road intersection.

MEDINA – The Village of Medina has two new roads. The Village Board on Monday accepted the roads, each about 300 feet long, from the Orleans Economic Development Agency.

The roads were built beginning about two years ago on each side of the new Pride Pak vegetable processing plant.

The Village Board hasn’t officially named either road, but one of the new roads will be named for Pride Pak while the board and EDA haven’t settled on the other name, village officials said after Monday’s Village Board meeting.

The EDA orchestrated the road construction to accommodate Pride Pak and future development at the Business Park. The Orleans County Highway Department took the lead on the road construction, and the Village of Medina DPW installed the sewer infrastructure, with the Town of Shelby Highway Department helping with both the road and sewer work.

The EDA typically takes the lead in getting new roads built in a business park, and then turns the finished road over to the host municipality.

The road on the east side of Pride Pak is done, but the western drive has the potential to go farther into the business park and connect with another road off Bates Road, said Jim Whipple, the EDA chief executive officer.

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