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Lewiston, Sanborn Greenway projects receive extra funds

WHEATFIELD – Two projects that were previously approved for Niagara River Greenway funds received more at this month’s 16 meeting of the Host Communities Standing Committee, which controls Greenway money in Niagara County.

The Town of Lewiston’s plan for a comfort station at Lower River and Pletcher roads, which was approved for $30,000 in Greenway funds in 2011, received another $35,600 for pay for the cost of boring under Lower River Road to connect to a sewer main.

When the project originally was approved, the town thought the sewer connection was on the west side of the road, where the station is to be built, but it’s actually on the east side.

The restrooms are to be placed in a former pump house adjacent to the Stella Niagara Nature Preserve.

Also, the committee approved another $6,000 for a streetscape improvement project on routes 31 and 429 in the hamlet of Sanborn.

The project received $260,000 in Greenway money in 2010, which paid for the construction of more than a mile of sidewalks and other amenities. The extra $6,000 will pay for an electric sign to advertise events, and was requested by the Town of Lewiston and the Sanborn Area Business and Professional Association.