AVON — After numerous delays, the Livingston County Industrial Development Agency is saying that the Tec Drive Road extension, which is part of the development of the Avon Crossroads Industrial Park Development and can be seen in the below aerial footage, should see ‘substantial completion’ by November.
On June 3, Julie Marshall from the Livingston County Industrial Development Agency said that the road would be substantially completed in 60-90 days. However, workers have yet to be seen at the site. September 3 will be 90 days after June 3. The road was initially scheduled to be completed in June of 2014.
“The EDA has given its authorization to proceed on the road construction and a pre-construction meeting was held,” stated Marshall in an email. “The contractor is mobilizing his workforce. The construction remains on schedule for substantial completion by the end of November.”
Marshall clarified that ‘substantial completion’ means that the base and binder coat will be placed and the road will be open to traffic during the winter months with the final top coat applied in the spring of 2016. Water and sewer infrastructure will also be in stalled.
One of the potential issues was the retention pond and wet weather prior to June 3 that has caused issues for lower areas in the Village of Avon. Concern was raised over the size of a water retention pond at the work site and at the June 3 meeting, Marshall stated that the project would not go forward without proper water detention.
“As for the retention pond issues, we have provided the requested information to MRB (the Town’s Engineering Firm) and continue to press for a response. As I have stated previously and matters concerning the pond will not impact the road construction and EDA. They are two independent issues.”
Robert Tugal, Chairman of the Avon Planning Board, also said that the road will soon be complete.
At the June 3 meeting, Chairman Tugal said, “The good news is that we are going to get a road in 60 days.”