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Posted on: April 15, 2022

Construction Update: 500 Block East Buffalo Street


Construction Update: 500 Block East Buffalo Street

PROJECT NAME & LOCATION: E Buffalo Street Water Main Replacement, 500 Block of E Buffalo Street and intersection with Stewart Avenue 

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:  An old water main at the end of its service life on the 500 Block of E Buffalo St. will be replaced with a new water main and be tied in to the rest of the existing main on Buffalo St.   

START DATE:  Monday, April 18th at 7:00am   

COMPLETION DATE: Friday, June 17th at 3:30pm   

LOCAL IMPACTS: The 500 block of Buffalo Street will be closed to traffic, except residents, for the duration of the project.  Detour signs will be placed accordingly.   

Additionally, Stewart Avenue will be reduced to one lane at the intersection with Buffalo Street during work hours (7am-3:30pm) for one week until Friday April 22 at 3:30 pm. Flaggers will direct traffic around the work zone.  

RECOMMENDED DETOURS: E Seneca Street for Westbound traffic and E MLK Jr. Street / E State St / NY79 for Eastbound traffic.      

INTERRUPTIONS TO WATER SERVICE: Several properties in the 500 Block of East Buffalo Street will experience temporary water service interruption as piping connections are made. Affected properties will be notified individually by Water & Sewer Division staff. 

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