Kresge Drive widening began at night
Amherst Mayor Mark Costilow said night work to widen Kresge Drive started immediately after the Sept. 11 City Council meeting.
Council approved adding $19,000 to a contract amount of $134,241 to D.L. Smith Paving at 585 Old State Road in Norwalk to pay for night construction in the business district north of state Route 2.
The work at night is intended to reduce negative impact of road work on businesses in the project area, Costilow said.
The ordinance was passed as emergency legislation because the bid already was awarded and the next steps of the project began, he said.
The section of Kresge is in front of a small shopping plaza that houses an Aldi grocery store and other shops, said Safety-Service Director John Jeffreys.
Scheduled to end in November, Costilow said, the project could be complete in as little as two weeks.
A concrete company is staying open at night just for the Amherst project, Costilow told Council.
— Carol Harper