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The Commons
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Newfane briefs

Originally published in The Commons issue #420 (Wednesday, August 9, 2017). This story appeared on page C2.

Selectboard awards contract for River Road Bridge repairs

NEWFANE—NEWFANE — At a special meeting on July 20, the Selectboard voted to award a contract to Daniels Construction for repairs to Bridge 38 on River Road.

Last November, Agency of Transportation officials found deteriorated I-beams during a routine inspection. Since then, the Agency reduced the bridge’s load limit to 8,000 pounds — forcing emergency vehicles and some delivery drivers to use a 4-mile detour when accessing homes on the south side of the span.

The bid Daniels submitted to the town is for $282,775, and includes installing a concrete deck to the bridge.

At the July 20 meeting, Selectboard Vice-Chair Gary Delius noted the Agency will pay $175,000 of the cost through a structures grant, and the remaining $107,775 will come from the town’s capital fund.

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