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Norman Way Bridge Project Completion Expected By October 31

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Over the past couple of months, the Norman Way Bridge Project has forced not only the bridge to close, but  part of Glenwood Park Avenue, too.

Dee Barickman, owner of Dee's Delicatessen, talked to us about the decrease in customers since the closure.

"We don't want to step on any toes. We know that it's not easy for them either, they have to do what they have to do," said Barickman. "We understand that getting mad doesn't change the situation, but we do wish that it was different."

Assistant City of Erie Engineer Jason Sayers said he understands people's frustrations, appreciates their cooperation throughout this project.

But it's not just businesses that are feeling frustrated. Vandals expressed their displeasure with the amount of time this project is taking. Sayers said the weather put them behind.

"We're hopeful for late October. October 31st we'd like to be substantially complete out here with this project."

Paving for Glenwood Park Ave is set to begin on October 1, but that doesn't mean the road will open any sooner than the bridge. "Probably about the same time is what we'd like to say, about then," said Sayers. "If we can get 505 open a little sooner, we'll try to do that."

Right now, construction crews are finishing up some sewer work at the site.  They still have bridge beams to lay and some construction around the bridge and road once it's finished.

"We'd really like to thank the public for their cooperation and their patience they've shown us in this project," said Sayers. "In the end, we're going to have a nice bridge for them."

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