GRAND ISLAND, N.Y. -- It's been a week since a sub-contractor for the Grand Island Highway Department did re-paving work on several residential streets.
The roads immediately showed signs of tire ruts, footprints and other distress. The highway department attributed to a bad batch that didn't cure. Residents on Fareway Lane disagree.
"This technique, micropaving, leaves substandard results, even when done properly. It's very rough, it's very gritty and it's not suitable for any suburban residential street in any community in Western New York," said Don Keller.
Monday morning, they got the attention of the Highway Department and the Town Board by protesting the contractor's effort to fix the road.
“This morning, everybody put their cars in the street so they could not redo it. They were going to redo it today, the exact same method,” said Stanley Przybysz.
Monday afternoon, Town Supervisor Nate McMurray announced the Highway Department would suspend its paving projects with the sub-contractor, and reassess the product used.
After several residents voiced their displeasure with the process at Monday night's Town Board meeting, McMurray and the Town Board announced they will look into legal action.
“I have recommended that the town attorney immediately reach out to the highway superintendent and find a strategy to understand what was not delivered, what was done wrong, and where we've been harmed," McMurray said.
McMurray says after that legal investigation is done, the board will pursue the avenues necessary to make sure the town is reimbursed and the affected streets are properly fixed.
And with winter around the corner, McMurray says there will also be discussions on interim fixes to the streets before the snow comes.