MOUNT MORRIS – As the coronavirus pandemic drags on, Livingston County continues to make progress on several highway and construction projects. This week the county outlined the status of a number of those projects.

Roadway Improvements

The county’s Highway Department began surface treatments of various roads around the county on June 29. The goal is to complete about 30 miles of surface treatments, which includes stone and oil applications, by mid-July if weather permits. A box culvert replacement will begin the week of July 13 on Rock Spring Hill Road in West Sparta. The project is slated to take one to two weeks to complete. During the first week of construction, the road will be closed to all traffic.

Veterans Monument

The county’s Highway Department, Veteran Services and other partners are in the process of preparing the Veterans Monument – located on Gypsy Lane in Mount Morris – for its final surface treatment, which will emulate the American flag. Once the surface treatment is complete, the team will begin the permanent installation of 250 metal poppies that were made by local veterans and their families. Stakeholders had hoped to complete this work last year, but the process was waylaid by wet weather. A completion date for the monument is not available at this time as all remaining work is weather dependent.

Sheriff Office Training Facility

Work at the project site – located along Route 408 in Mount Morris – is progressing quickly with continuous work on clearing the site, various roadway installations and the addition of berms for outdoor ranges. It is anticipated that the berms will be completed by the end of July.

Emergency Medical Services Facility

Construction of the facility is well underway at the county’s Hampton’s Corners complex in Mount Morris. Currently, crews are in the process of finalizing the exterior of the facility as well as the interior framing. It is anticipated that the project will be completed in September 2020.

Al Lorenz Park

Improvements to the 80-acre park, which is adjacent to the county’s Murray Hill campus in Mount Morris, will continue throughout the summer months. The Central Services team has been busy finalizing two new pavilions nestled in the trees overlooking the ponds and new bridges. In addition, the installation of a boardwalk connecting two trails within the park is nearing completion. Last summer, the Central Services crew completed several project within the park, including a new playground, basketball court, softball/kickball field, a water fountain in the main pond and several bridges connecting the trail system.

For more information, contact the county’s Highway Department at (585) 243-6700, Veteran Services at (585) 243-7960 or Central Services at (585) 243-7500.

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