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Work continues on infrastructure projects in western Orleans

Photo by Tom Rivers: Keeler Construction is shown on July 10, working on replacing a small bridge over Fish Creek in Culvert Road in Ridgeway. The project should be complete in November when a new precast bridge is in place.

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 31 August 2017 at 12:30 pm

RIDGEWAY – Motorists will have to wait a little longer for two culverts to be complete on Platten Road in the town of Yates.

Keeler Construction has been working on the culverts this summer.

The road won’t be open to traffic in time for the start of school next week, county officials said.

The rainy weather this summer has pushed back the completion of that project, but it could be ready in mid to late September, said Jerry Gray, the county’s highway superintendent.

The culverts need some additional paving and guard rails.

Keeler Construction, which is based in Barre, has been working on the project after submitting the low construction bid of $817,643.

Keeler also has been working to replace a small bridge on Culvert Road in Ridgeway. That new bridge, just north of the Culvert on the Erie Canal, should be ready in November, Gray said. Keeler is doing the project for $466,030.

Keeler also is the low bidder at $947,335 to replace the Marshall Road Bridge over Johnson Creek in Yates. That project is expected to be complete in December.

These projects are being funded with an $8 million bond the county took out in 2014 for a series of infrastructure projects over three years. This is the last year for those projects as part of the bond.

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