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Where we live: Lancaster


Penora Street has reopened following the recent completion of the $1.4 million reconstruction of the street, featuring a bridge rehabilitaiton that finished the stretch of Penora between Bryan Street and Broadway.

Work began on the project at the start of July and the road, which carries 5,250 vehicles per day, is now open to traffic.

The opening of the road was delayed two weeks by Winter Storm Knife. The new oad and bridge are considered to be significant upgrades that will be noticed immediately by drivers and residents, said Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz.

The road reconstruction included the complete removal of old pavement and drainage at the site, which was replaced with full-depth pavement, new drainage including concrete curbs and gutters, and roadside treatment improvements. The rehabilitation of the Penora Street bridge over Cayuga Creek included new structural steel for the span, a new deck and bridge rail, and miscellaneous structural repairs.

This week:

• The Lancaster Opera House at 21 Central Ave. is showing “The Littlest Snow Monster” winter musical on Saturday and Sunday following Christmas. The musical is about forming friendships, overcoming diversity and inspiring individual creativity. Show times are at 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Saturday; and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $10 each.