Chautauqua County Executive Andrew Goodell will cut the ribbon for the new Department of Public Works transportation facility at 2:30 p.m. Friday.
The combined administration and maintenance building will have space for the airport staff, Chautauqua Area Rural Transit System employees, parts storage, maintenance, cold storage bays and a 6,000-square-foot salt storage area.
The 23,000-square-foot project cost $1,864,325, $100,000 of which came from a state grant.
The facility is expected to save about $125,000 a year in travel time since the northern end of the county was served by highway garages in Sherman and Falconer, according to Goodell. Also the county must have a heated facility to store and maintain airport equipment to qualify for grants from the Federal Aviation Administration.