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March 27, 2013

West End drainage, road project under way

Staff Report
The Daily Star

---- — Crews will begin a drainage and road improvement project on Morgan Avenue and Butler Street in the city of Oneonta starting today, weather permitting, city officials said.

The project, which will create disruptions, is expected to be complete by June 15, a media release from the city Department of Engineering said.

Oneonta Department of Public Service crews will conduct drainage improvements, the release said, and construction contracts for milling and paving work will be awarded in April.

A new underground storm drainage system will be installed for all of Morgan Avenue and Butler Street, the release said.

Areas to be milled and paved include Morgan Avenue from Chestnut Street to Butler Street and Butler Street from Morgan Avenue to West End Avenue, the release said. Work in these areas will include new curbs and gutters. 

The upper portion of Morgan Avenue will be improved with interceptor drains, re-grading and new pavement.

The project will create some disruptions for property owners and residents, city officials said. At times, driveways will be inaccessible as new curbs, gutters and storm drains are installed, they said.

On-street parking won’t be allowed between 7 a.m. And 5:30 p.m. during milling, paving and concrete operations, the release said, and will be limited in areas where drainage work is being done.

Morgan Avenue and Butler Street traffic will be reduced to one lane at times and closed, except for emergency use, during the paving phase, officials said.

The city Department of Public Service and the paving contractor will be required to minimize inconveniences during construction, officials said. For more information, call the city engineering department at 432-6465.