April 20, 2021
WLEA STAFF REPORTS
HORNELL — The City of Hornell’s Common Council appropriated funds to replace the Canisteo Street bridge during its meeting on Monday evening.
The bridge has been closed to traffic for the better part of a year and has been on the city’s radar for major work for nearly six years, according to Mayor John Buckley.
The bridge is tentatively slated to see work between the months of June and October, and is “To be completed this construction season,” the mayor told the council.
State and federal aid of more than $2.7 million has been designated for the pending project. The city’s share of the project will be 20 percent of total costs.
The Canisteo Street bridge is the second of three bridges over Crosby Creek and located in the city’s 9th ward to be replaced, with the South Division Street bridge up next on the list.
A bridge over Canacadea Creek on Church Street is likely in the on-deck position as funds allow, however, city officials are hopeful that their luck in securing state and federal funding for bridge projects will continue and that it will have a reprieve from bridge replacement as its inventory of bridges in needs dwindles.
In other news:
Parking has been restricted on the South Side of Upper Bennett Street, from Dennis Avenue to Lincoln Street. No parking will be allowed.
The Common Council approved the city’s co-application for a U.S. Economic Development Administration grant with the City of Hornell Industrial Development Agency (CHIDA). Administrative costs will be covered by CHIDA.