On ByPass 123, asphalt cover replaces steel plate

A cover of asphalt now replaces the temporary steel plate on a section of the 123 Seneca By-Pass over and around which motorists were forced to maneuver for several months. Drivers aren’t the only ones happy. So are the city utilities director and his workers who spent months trying to solve the mystery of why and where water leaked beneath the highway. In the end, Seneca turned to the DOT, and the state agency came up with a drain that re-directs water away from the road into a storm water collection area. “Everything dried up,” said Faires, “and we were able to fill the hole working with the DOT.” He expressed gratitude for the patients of the motoring public, as well as to the workers who spent many frustrating hours on the project.