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Repairs coming to roads at Buffalo's most run-down public housing development

The pitted and uneven roadways partially responsible for the Langfield Homes' being dubbed the most run-down public housing complex in Buffalo are about to get a major overhaul.

The Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority Tuesday approved a $600,000 contract with Scott Lawn Yard of Niagara Falls to repave and repair roads and parking areas in the complex off Langfield Avenue.

As part of the contract, roadways will be leveled to eliminate problems with water pooling after rains, said BMHA Executive Director Gillian Brown. Also, at the request of residents, handicapped parking will be identified in areas near handicapped apartments.

The pitted roadways were cited when U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development inspectors gave Langfield a score of 46 out of 100 in March 2018, then a 41 score in a follow-up inspection in September. The Langfield scores are the lowest given by HUD to any public housing development in Buffalo in five years. Some emergency repaving and coal patch was done following the HUD inspections, Brown said.

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