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Lockport street repaving progressing

LOCKPORT – West Main Street in front of Lockport City Hall will reopen to traffic Thursday after a weeklong closure which allowed for the final repair and repaving of a street damaged by a water main break in April 2014.

Mayor Anne E. McCaffrey said the city now will resume the program of repaving streets whose potholed pavements were milled off during the first week of June. The city is partially paving those streets with 2-inch base coats of asphalt and then will return to apply a 2-inch top coat.

High Street and Hawley Street are next to be paved, the mayor said, with the hope of making the latter driveable in time for the July 4 fireworks, which brings a big crowd to that part of the city every year. Parts of Market and Vine streets were previously paved with base coats, while parts of Chestnut, Pine and Ohio streets and Davison Road await that treatment. More streets are scheduled to be milled and repaved in July.

Also Wednesday, McCaffrey said half a block of Locust Street was reopened when safety scaffolding was installed at the F&M Building, where two large masonry blocks fell from the third-story facade June 8.