TOWN OF ELMA, NY— There's some good news for commuters and residents in the Town of Elma.
The Bullis Road bridge over Buffalo Creek, which has been closed since mid-March, will reopen at 2 p.m. today following a $1.25 million rehabilitation project that gave the 50-year-old a major facelift, according to Erie County Department of Public Works’ Highways Division.
Many improvements were made to the bridge, including the bridge's structure, sidewalks and guard rails.
“I want to thank everyone who was extremely patient while this major bridge in Elma was closed for repairs," said Joseph Lorigo, Erie County Legislature majority leader in a statement. "I know it was frustrating and inconvenient, especially when the project ran longer than first expected.
"The weather hasn’t been in our favor this season, but I am glad that the bridge is finally open to traffic. I want to thank the County DPW and contractor for their work to rehabilitate Bullis Road Bridge to ensure it is safe for all to use."