Good Question Update: We now know when Quaker Road in Macedon will reopen

December 10, 2018 08:04 AM

You asked Pat Taney for an update to one of his previous Good Question reports.  

According to town officials, a road that's been closed for two years will reopen on June 1, 2019.


Quaker Road in Macedon was shut down as crews for Waste Management hauled dirt across it. The work is being done so Waste Management can build a new cell to hold waste.

While the road will reopen this spring, the work will continue. The truck traffic won't be as heavy as it is now, but changes to the road are needed.

"There will be traffic control devices set up to provide that intermittent opportunity for the trucks to cross the road," said Macedon Deputy Town Supervisor Paul Kenyon.

Taney: Will that interrupt traffic too long? 

Kenyon: No more than a traffic light or a stop at railroad tracks.

Waste Management already agreed to pay for all costs to get the road back to normal, repairing any wear and tear.

A new agreement, which still needs approval from the town board, will also require the company to pay for the traffic control device and meet a list of other demands to ensure the road is safe for travel.

Taney: Any concern that Waste Management will say we don't like this agreement. 

Kenyon: Too bad because it's our road. The original agreement, in fact, every agreement subsequent to the original, required them to return the road to its condition.

We also learned the Town of Macedon was paid by Waste Management to shut down this road.

The town received around $25,000 per year in 2017, 2018, and 2019. It's called a consideration fee, which Kenyon says helped pay for work done by town staff to grant the closure permit. 

Any extra money from those fees will be put into the town's general fund.

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