Road projects get in gear

Motorists may not like the delays, but vehicles are likely in for a smoother ride as road construction season has kicked into high gear throughout the county and state.

In Fredonia, Main Street is getting a makeover of sorts as crews have been taking paint off the road since last week. Other projects are taking place on the state Thruway as well as Route 20 in Evans and Hamburg and Route 39 in the town of Collins.

“The roads we are paving this summer range from high-volume interstates to rural routes, but all are important connectors between and within communities, linking downtowns to business districts and supporting our agriculture and tourism industries,” said state Department of Transportation Commissioner Matthew J. Driscoll. I thank Gov. Cuomo for this investment in our highway system.”

Drivers need to be patient during these projects. Remember, there’s no reason to speed in a work zone. Give it a “brake.”