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Blasdell mayor concerned about DOT plans for South Park Avenue

Blasdell officials are concerned about work the state proposes for South Park Avenue.

“It’s mill and fill off the two lanes,” Mayor Michael Petrie said.

The mayor said the state Department of Transportation should address some safety issues, specifically noting that it is common for drivers to use walking and parking lanes to go around vehicles turning onto side streets.

Petrie said he hoped that a solution can be worked out to fix the problem and that the village can receive funding from the state and federal governments.

Village Administrator Janet L. Plarr told the board the DOT recently started seeking bids for the project. She said bids can be submitted for about a month, which means the project could begin as early as late July.

Petrie added that the DOT did not say how long it would take to complete the work.

The DOT recently completed a project on South Park Avenue south of Milestrip Road to Big Tree Road which turned that section from a four-lane highway to a three-lane highway with a middle lane as a turn lane. The project proposed by the DOT in the village would begin at South Park Avenue on the north side of Milestrip Road.