CDTA project creates confusion in Troy

September 14, 2017 08:24 AM

TROY – A viewer from Troy was confused by what he saw happening on Second Avenue.

The viewer said crews had just recently laid down what he thought was a stretch of new sidewalk – and then promptly tore it all up.

He said the workers told him they made a mistake the first time around. He wanted to know if that meant taxpayers were paying double for a new sidewalk.

First thing's first – it's not a sidewalk. Crews were laying the pad for a new bus shelter that’s part of CDTA’s new River Corridor.

However, CDTA spokesperson Jaime Watson said there was a mistake when the pad was poured the first time. She says it just wasn't to spec and had to be redone.

So how about the money for it? The new bus stops and shelters are covered – in part – by a federal grant. But Watson claims their budgets for shelters always include the occasional re-pour, as was the case in Troy.
There was no additional investment to fix the flub. 

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