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There are a slew of traffic and road interruptions early next week in Genesee County.
In LeRoy, the Department of Transportation is beginning work on Route 5 from west of the village line to the Livingston County line beginning Monday.
In the area east of village, traffic will be reduced to a single alternating traffic pattern in each direction. Street parking in the business district is prohibited during the paving.
Crews will be preparing for road paving next week, which then begins the following week of the 28th.
DOT officials say the work should last three weeks. Officials say motorists should expect delays and allow extra time to travel. Access to residential and commercial driveways will be maintained throughout the project.
For other road closures coming up early next week in the City of Batavia, visit our website,

A fire reported in the yard at Ed Arnold Scrap Processors, on Angling rd in Corfu was reported overnight.
Route 33 and Angling rd were shut down to traffic as more fire departments were called in. 

The City of Batavia has refinanced its City Centre Debt Service.
City Officials say it will save 300-thousand dollars over the 21-year life of the reissued bond.
Batavia owns approximately 4-million dollars in general obligation bonds that financed the City Centre’s construction in 2004.
The interest rate at the time through USDA Rural Development was 4 percent. Officials say, like refinancing a home, refinancing the City’s outstanding bonds will reduce the interest paid over the life of the loan.
City Council approved the refinancing in April 2013, but waited until bond markets rates were lowest.

Congressman Chris Collins is blasting the Affordable Care Act after BlueCross BlueShield has announced its withdrawing from their Medicaid programs.
It will affect 6 western New York counties, including Wyoming, Erie and Orleans. Effective this Halloween, 53-thousand western New Yorkers are losing their current Medicaid plan, Collins says.
He says this is another tangible negative effect of the legislation directly impacting individuals and families.
In a news release he says, “I fear BCBS is the first of a number of insurers who, due to Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion, will no longer be able to financially support their Medicaid programs.” He called the financial impact of the expansion unsustainable for corporations.

Construction season continues in Batavia and so do the road closures.  The Bureau of Maintenance says street closings have been rescheduled:
-South Jackson Street from Chestnut Street/Jackson Street to Otis Street will experience lane reductions and traffic delays Monday, July 21 and Tuesday, July 22 between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. for road paving.
-Union Street from West Main Street to Richmond Avenue will be closed Monday July 21 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. for road paving.
Residents should not park on the roadways and are asked to park on neighboring streets.  All motorists will need to seek alternate routes.
Weather delay dates are the next available business day.
If you have any information contact the Bureau of Maintenance at 345-6400 (ext 1)


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