SALAMANCA – With the promise of a large share of casino revenue, the City of Salamanca is moving to improve on infrastructure by replacing sidewalks and paving a street, among other improvements.

Residents of Broad Street are witnessing the replacement of sidewalk slabs that have been in disrepair for several years.

City workers expect to have replaced 200 sidewalk sections by early this month, according to Public Works Superintendent, Patrick Reed.

Also, Wilson Street will be resurfaced by the end of the year, according to Mayor Carmen Vecchiarella.

Wilson’s brick pavers have deteriorated and need to be replaced, according to the mayor.

Urban Engineers of Buffalo will do the design work for the $200,000 project. The company estimates that the project could be completed as soon as the end of October.

State Park Drive will be improved, as well, under a $388,000 project targeting water, sewer and power infrastructure.

The project is under the direction of the engineering firm of Clark Patterson Lee, of Jamestown and Olean.

City officials say the long-anticipated project is designed to enhance the development potential of city-owned land bordering Seneca Nation territory. The envisioned developments include a water park and a strip mall.

“We are going to try to get this project out to bid this winter and start activity in the spring,” Vecchiarella said.

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