Cracks in the pavement throughout Erie County roads show just how volatile this year's winter was.
"There's different areas that are nasty, but they’re not that bad," said driver Michael Burke.
- Erie County set aside $41M to complete roadwork in five highway districts, but some delayed due to rain
- Erie County Public Works Commissioner William Geary says the rainy season has delayed equipment delivery and contractors
- Old Lakeshore Road project one of the biggest hit hard by the wet weather
Summer months are the peak times for the county to fix potholes and make improvements to infrastructure.
Erie County set aside $41 million to complete roadwork in five highway districts, but some have been delayed because of increased rain.
Erie County Public Works Commissioner William Geary says the rainy season has delayed equipment delivery and contractors.
"May and June weren't as conducive to road paving as we would've liked," added Geary. "It definitely affects our line of work."
Geary says close to 80 percent of the work has been completed by DPW staff.
The Old Lakeshore Road project is one of the biggest that was hit hard by the wet weather.
"From North Creek all the way down pass Bennett Beach, through Hamburg in the town of Evans. We're rehabilitating 6.2 miles all at once," added Geary.
Geary says the equipment needed for the project is extremely specialized, but they are hoping to move along with the project by the second or third week of July.
"Hopefully Mother Nature has been the way it's been," said Geary. "Maybe a little rain here on the late night or weekends will help us out during the week when we're trying to do the major construction work.”
To see a full list of Erie County Road Projects, click here.