The Jamestown Department of Public Works (DPW) announced totals for the construction year on roadwork, storm sewers, sidewalk repairs, and curb replacements. The year was bolstered with additional CHIPS funding through New York State, intended to make up for a 20% cut the year prior, and additional aid through the State Touring Routes Program, which was a new program that allowed the City to complete more work than ever before.
In all the Jamestown DPW completed the following projects:
– Over 5,800 ft of new sidewalk.
– 8,100 ft of new curbs.
– 90 new handicap ramps completed.
– 18,300 ft of new blacktop pavement
– Over 57,000 ft of pavement surface treatment and maintenance coating.
– 2,300 gallons of liquid asphalt crack seal applied.
– 7,900 square ft of repaired brick pavement.
– 65 new driveway aprons.
– 1,400 ft new storm sewer pipe.
– 30 new and reconstructed Catch Basins and Drain Inlets.
Jamestown Mayor Eddie Sundquist said, “With additional funding from the state, and COVID still raging, it was a challenge for our entire DPW to complete the number of projects we laid out at the start of the season. I am proud to say that this was a record year of roadwork, and I applaud Jeff Lehman and all the DPW staff whose hard work made it all possible. Our streets have improved tremendously over the past few years and I am confident our roads program will continue to be top-notch into the future.”
Jamestown DPW Director Jeff Lehman stated, “This was a fantastic year for roadwork, sidewalk replacements, and storm sewer replacement. I am proud of the work our team put in to make it all possible and look forward to another successful program in 2022.”