DOT sets hearing on Route 60 project

Special to the OBSERVER

SINCLAIRVILLE — The New York state Department of Transportation will host a public information meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 17 from 4 to 6 p.m. about a proposed paving project scheduled to begin next spring on state Route 60 in the towns of Charlotte, Gerry and Stockton, and villages of Cassadaga and Sinclairville.

The informal, open house meeting will be in the multi-purpose room at Cassadaga Valley High School. The session will feature displays about the project and an opportunity to discuss it with NYSDOT representatives, who will be available to receive comments and answer individual questions. No formal presentation will be made.

The purpose of the project is to widen approximately one-half mile of Route 60 in both the northbound and southbound directions between Gerry and Sinclairville, for the purpose of adding passing lanes. The project will also extend the service life of the pavement. Approximately six miles of state Route 60 will be milled and resurfaced with a new top layer of asphalt.

Maintenance paving work keeps New York’s highways in a state of good repair, and this investment delays the need for costly, in-depth repairs in the future. The repair and modernization of our state’s transportation infrastructure enhances safety and helps ensure that state and local communities remain economically competitive.

The project will also replace all signing on state Route 60 within the project limits, and is scheduled for completion in fall 2021.

For further information, or to request a sign language interpreter or assistive listening system, please contact Sanjyot Vaidya, assistant regional design engineer, at 847-3214, or write to the New York State Department of Transportation, 100 Seneca Street, Buffalo, New York 14203, and reference Project Identification Number 5058.50.