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August 29, 2013

City officials celebrate completion of Lewiston Road project

City officials celebrate completion of Lewiston Road project

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Niagara Gazette — Man O’ Trees sued several members of the city government, including Dyster and the city council, last year over the fiasco, a matter still in litigation. David Pfeiffer, the company’s owner, said Man O’ Trees was improperly informed about the amount of radioactive slag below Lewiston Road, which led to the delays.

A large segment near Maple Avenue Elementary remained unfinished for months with no apparent activity. So in stepped Accadia Site Contracting Inc., hired a month after the Man O’ Trees suit was filed for the unfinished portion of the road from Bath Avenue to the northern city line.

Once finally completed, the project cost approximately $12 million, Dyster said. About 80 percent of the cost is handled by the federal government, while the state takes another 15 percent of the figure. It leaves the city paying approximately $600,000 for the new road, which Dyster said is not only important to the residents along the road but also those living on some of the other neglected streets which intersect it.

“I remember, as a kid, the complaints about the condition of the road,” Dyster said. “But that’s all behind us now. This allows us to come in and do some much-needed work on the side roads.”

Contact reporter Timothy Chipp at 282-2311, ext. 2251, or follow on Twitter @timchipp.

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