Town of Canandaigua Kicks off Construction of New Highway Facility
(Canandaigua, NY) - On Monday, June 19th, 2017 at 5:30 PM, the Town of Canandaigua Town Board, members of the Public Works Committee, and the Town Highway Superintendent held a groundbreaking ceremony to officially kick-off the construction of the new Town of Canandaigua Highway Facility on the Town of Canandaigua campus.
Town Supervisor Greg Westbrook said, “After a careful analysis it was determined that the repairs needed to the existing garage built in 1971 were not cost efficient for that age of a structure. Utilizing Town crews for site development work, along with removal of the former structure has enabled savings to help offset overall cost of the project.”
The plan includes the construction of a new 41,000 square foot highway garage building, which includes a central garage area, maintenance area, and an administrative section. The overall project includes the renovation of the existing cold storage building to house the water and parks departments, building a new lean-to structure on the north side of the cold storage building, and moving the existing fuel storage tank for safety and environmental control.
“This project has been designed to accommodate the current and future needs of our highway department,” said Terry Fennelly, chairman of the Town of Canandaigua Public Works Committee. “The new facility will provide increased flexibility and space for growth while utilizing green construction techniques and technologies.”
“Safety of our residents and employees is our first priority,” said Jim Fletcher, Town of Canandaigua Highway Superintendent. “This new facility has been designed to serve the residents of the Town of Canandaigua while encompassing safety measures for our employees and access for our residents.”
The overall project includes a re-routing of the traffic flow for the Transfer Facility which is open to the public for the disposal of household goods.
Construction of the new building will begin immediately and is expected to take approximately 15 months to fully complete the project.