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Major water main replacement project underway in Cheektowaga

The Erie County Water Authority has begun work to replace 6,400 feet of aging water main pipes along Harlem Road from Clinton Street to Cayuga Creek Road in Cheektowaga. The $2.4 million project is part of the authority's $43 million systemwide infrastructure plan for 2019, described by commissioners as the largest annual investment in ECWA history.

Service interruptions will be very limited and no roads will be closed during construction, the authority said.

But there could be lane restrictions at various times throughout the project, authority officials said. The work is being performed by 716 Site Contracting and is expected to be completed by the end of the year.

The water main replacement project in Cheektowaga was chosen due to the age and leak history of the existing water transmission mains as part of an overall monitoring effort by water authority engineers to keep tracks of leaks and breakage, said Chairman Jerome Schad.

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