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West Rivershore Drive to undergo milling beginning Tuesday

NIAGARA FALLS – Road milling begins Tuesdayon West Rivershore Drive on Cayuga Island in preparation for resurfacing, which is scheduled to start June 1.

In advance of the project, the city announced measures to try to alleviate inconveniences for residents of the dead-end street, which offers no alternate routes for detours.

The only time the milling work will prevent traffic from getting through is midday, when the milling machine operates in the middle of the roadway, the city said. In the event of an emergency, the milling machine can be moved aside temporarily. Street construction will start at the western end of the road, and there will be periods of “inaccessibility,” the city said.

The police and fire departments have been alerted to contact the Department of Public Works to clear the road in the event of an emergency during this process.

Residents will not receive parking tickets during the construction phase, but could be ticketed for having an expired registration or inspection. Families with special needs have been notified and assured that the DPW will have a golf cart on site for transport to doctor appointments or school buses, if the bus cannot get through because of construction.