It is a project that many of us who live south of Orchard Park have been watching for a few months. The new decking on the bridge over Newton Road is almost ready for traffic again.

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The 219 has some of the best views in the area. As the fall approaches, many people head south toward the hills of Boston and in many cases, Ellicottville. This year will see a lot less traffic as the popular "Fall Fest" AKA "October Fest" was recently canceled due to the ongoing COVID pandemic.

Ordinarily, thousands of people would travel the 219 to spend a weekend in the quaint and trendy town south of Springville.

As you travel around this summer, remember to be alert in work zones and follow the posted speed limits and flaggers. We are already closing in on August and most projects seem to be moving along as scheduled.