Crews began work to replace a culvert pipe underneath Miami Avenue in the Town of Amsterdam this week. The majority of the road has been closed since March due to the compromised culvert pipe which caused a collapse.
County Legislator Bob Purtell, whose district includes the Miami Avenue area, expressed high confidence yesterday in the workmanship of Casale Excavating, the contractor for the job. Purtell cited a representative of the excavation company as giving an estimated completion date of September 30, as long as there was good weather.
Purtell described the job as a massive excavation that will be approximately 35 feet in depth, and 100 feet wide. He said the new culvert pipe will be one of the largest of its kind installed in New York State.
Previously, Montgomery County Public Works Commissioner Paul Clayburn said that the repair will not impact the county or town budget, as the funds for the project will be financed by federal money channeled through the governor’s Office of Storm Recovery.