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Lockport gives progress report on downtown project

Construction crews working on the State Street project in downtown Lockport wrapped up for the winter last week but will be back in the spring.
Construction crews working on the State Street project in downtown Lockport wrapped up for the winter last week but will be back in the spring.

Construction crews working on the State Street project in downtown Lockport wrapped up for the winter last week but will be back in the spring.

The city recently issued a news release detailing progress on the project.

“From infrastructure improvements to beautification, this project is going to make a substantial difference in the look and feel of downtown Lockport,” Public Works Director Brent Cann said.

In the spring, construction crews will complete sidewalk and curb work on the east side of State Street and on the section of Ninth Street between State and Commerce streets.

The new streetscape, according to the city, will include trees, planters, decorative paving, communal seating and gathering spaces.

Infrastructure work in 2018 included storm sewer lines, underground electrical work, sidewalks, curbs and on-street parking. New water mains replaced lines that had been installed in 1960.

To relieve traffic congestion and improve safety, left-turn lanes were added on northbound and southbound State Street. Bump-outs were added to encourage slower traffic through the downtown.

Traffic signals were replaced. On-street parking was reconstructed. Sidewalks and crossings were made compliant with requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

“This project is going to revitalize and enhance Lockport’s historic downtown for generations to come,” City Administrator Ben Benson said.

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