Buffalo, NY --
Beginning on Wednesday, September 18, NY Route 5 westbound (outbound) will be reduced to one lane between Big Tree Road and Seabreeze Avenue, to begin work on the Athol Springs project, and is scheduled to remain in place for the remainder of the 2019 construction season.
Motorists are advised to allow for additional travel time or seek alternate routes.
For real-time travel information, call 511 or visit www.511ny.org.
The Athol Springs project team will host a ceremonial ground breaking event, and media site tour, Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 11:00am at the Athol Springs project site, adjacent the Hoak’s Restaurant located at 4100 Lake Shore Rd, Hamburg, NY 14075.
The Corps of Engineers awarded the $8.2 million Athol Springs contract, for the strengthening of the Lake Erie seawall along Route 5, in the Hamlet of Athol Springs, Hamburg, New York.
Through an enduring partnership between the Corps of Engineers and the New York State Department of Transportation that has lasted over two decades, the team has awarded a construction contract to Morrish Wallace on August 9, 2019 to strengthen the seawall on Lake Erie that protects Route 5. The project is expected continue through the fall of 2020.
The project design includes a 1,325 linear foot armor stone revetment made up of 3-foot diameter boulders to absorb the wave action as it comes in from Lake Erie. A pedestrian pathway is also planned to run along the top of the revetment, which would stretch long the entire length of the project.
Release no. 19-038