NYSDOT holding public hearing on Ilion bridge replacement project

The New York State Deparment of Transportation (DOT) will hold a public hearing Thursday to get input on the proposed replacement of the Route 51 bridge over Steele Creek.

Posted: Mar 4, 2021 12:05 PM
Updated: Mar 4, 2021 1:19 PM

ILION, N.Y. – The New York State Deparment of Transportation (NYSDOT) will hold a public hearing Thursday to get input on the proposed replacement of the Route 51 bridge over Steele Creek.

NYSDOT officials will discuss the details of the $4.2 million project, including alternative options, environmental impacts and the proposed property acquisitions involved.

The plan is to replace the bridge and increase the waterway opening to reduce flooding in the village.

"The bridge is 120 years old, and in the last few years it's been subject to a lot of flooding and ice jamming, which creates a lot of flooding, so this is one of the components in a bigger picture of what they are working on on Steele Creek to hopefully reduce any of that flooding in years to come," said Jim Piccola, NYSDOT.

The Webex meeting will begin at 6 p.m. with an informal question and answer period. The public hearing with the full project presentation will begin at 6:30 p.m.

To join the meeting, click here, or call 1-518-549-0500 and use access code 1851656639. The link will not be active until the start of the meeting.

Comments can be submitted to NYSDOT until March 15 at Charles.Dodge@dot.ny.gov, or by calling 315-793-2418.

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