CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY – The South Main Street bridge in downtown Jamestown and two bridges on County Route 42 in the Town of Poland will reopen Wednesday, according to county officials.
Work on the South Main Street bridge began in 2014 as crews worked to repair the aging structure. In the past few weeks workers successfully poured the asphalt base and winter wearing surfaces. Although, due to wet weather this fall, high water levels in October and the early on-set of winter; the top asphalt layer will be constructed next spring.
Additionally, the bridge wall capstone and pavement lane markings will be installed before the end of the week.
“DPF thanks Union Concrete, GPI, the Jamestown BPU, the Jamestown DPW, and all those involved in this project who have worked through challenging weather conditions this fall so the bridge can be open to the public before the Thanksgiving holiday,” said Brad Bentley, Director of Public Facilities.
The county Department of Public Facilities also plans to open to two new bridges on County Touring Route 42 / Poland Center Road, between New York State Route 394 and U.S. Route 62 in the Town of Poland on Wednesday.
The asphalt base and winter wearing surfaces for these two bridges have been placed.
The extremely wet weather and high water levels experienced at these sites as well, so the top asphalt layer will be constructed next spring.
“DPF understands the inconveniences these bridge projects have caused and appreciates the public’s patience and understanding as we work to improve the transportation infrastructure in Chautauqua County, “said Bentley.