TOWN OF TONAWANDA —
“This is it for phase 1,” Councilman Joseph Emminger said. “You will never hear me say ‘phase one’ again.”
Residents were quite leery of how the project would affect them at a public meeting in August discussing phase two. Many were worried about early-morning noise, unfavorable smells, as well as problems with motorists recklessly driving around road barriers.
But Ken Maving said there haven’t been too many issues.
“We’ve gotten a few complaints that we are going too fast, and got to peoples’ homes before we thought we would,” Maving said. “I don’t see it as a bad thing, though. The faster we go, the quicker we will get out of there.”
Maving also said that some roadways in front of driveways have been torn up, but contractors are set to pour concrete and repair those areas.
“They will be happy to have access to their driveways,” he said.
The Parker-Fries project is a four-phrase, multimillion dollar project that will improve the sewer line in the town. Phase two should be complete by fall of 2013.
If residents near the construction areas would like to contact the town regarding a problem, they should call the project’s hotline 362-8800.
Contact reporter Jessica Bagley at 693-1000, ext. 4150.