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Pictured is a rendering of the Lake Shore Complete Street project, which could begin next year.

Dunkirk accepted a bid on Tuesday for work on the Lake Shore Drive Complete Streets project.

The city’s city council voted, 4 to 1, to accept a $1,424,511.63 bid from Lake Shore Paving in Jamestown. Councilor Nancy Nichols was the “Nope” vote.

Construction will cover the section of Lake Shore Drive between Main Street and Brigham Road. It will include separate bike lanes, the construction of a median strip, new curbs and various pedestrian amenities.

The project is 80% funded by the federal government. The city takes the rest, and Common Council appropriated $369,368 for it in a vote in January.

Nichols also voted against the project in January. She expressed concern that it would disrupt traffic too much during the summer event season and could lead to big problems if there was another water main problem in the area.

Construction is expected to be complete around Labor Day weekend.

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