Webster, N.Y. --- It was late February and despite a mild winter many commuters were telling 13WHAM News that the conditions on Route 104 in Webster were bordering on dangerous.
“Even if you're driving the speed limit you just realize that it's not really safe to be driving out there," David Kassnoff of Webster said in February while voicing his concerns in this Your Stories Report.
At the time a spokeswoman for the New York State Department of Transportation told us that this was on the DOT’s radar and that paving work could be expected in June or July.
In recent weeks Kassnoff and others have contacted 13WHAM News wondering what was happening as they’d seen no repair crews in the area and the road was getting worse.
"I know they (the DOT) have a lot of work to do, they're working very hard on the Bay Bridge itself, but that road hasn't gotten any better,” Kassnoff said this week. “We'd like it fixed, it's been neglected for years.”
“At the very least, ALL of the existing potholes on Route 104 from the Bay Bridge to Phillips Road…should be repaired as soon as possible,” a viewer named Ted B. wrote in an email.
Well, the DOT again has good news to report on this project. Work to repair and pave a 5.5 mile stretch of Route 104 from the Bay Bridge to Phillips Road is expected to begin next week, possibly as soon as Monday August 13th.
The work is part of a $7.5 million NY Works contract that includes repairs in Cayuga County and on Route 441 in the Town of Penfield.
Most of the work on Route 104 will take place at night and to limit traffic delays. The construction is scheduled to continue for about three months. The contractor for the project is Villager Construction of Fairport meaning the contract’s dollars and jobs remain stay local.