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Farrell Road construction underway in Geddes

Long-awaited road construction on Farrell Road in the town of Geddes is underway. The road has been plagued by potholes for years and neighbors in the area have complained that the work should have been done long ago.
Updated at 9:23 a.m. on Wednesday, May 7

Geddes (WSYR-TV) - Long-awaited road construction on Farrell Road in the town of Geddes is underway.

The road has been plagued by potholes for years and neighbors in the area have complained that the work should have been done long ago.

The project is expected to be completed around July 11.

The work is planned for weekdays from 7:00 a.m. to around 4:00 p.m.

Traffic will be reduced to one lane - controlled by flaggers - during the workday and reopened to two lanes at the end of the work day.

The town says the construction plan includes:
- Reconstruction of approximately 1,575 feet with asphalt concrete
- A closed drainage system
- Granite curbs
- Signs
- Restoration of the area adjacent to the highway
- Pavement markings

Plans to fix the road first began in 2006, when the town of Geddes applied for federal funds.

The town said the delay was due to administrative and legal paperwork.

In March, Town of Geddes Supervisor Manny Falcone told NewsChannel 9, “We have to go through the process of fixing the easements and that took almost two years to do because there's legal involved in that.”

He said that town leaders had to see who had the right of use to repair or widen parts of the road. Once that was determined, they had to re-draw the maps for the project.

Now, after years of questions and complaints from drivers, the work can begin.

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