Following the suggestion of former New York City planner, Charles McKinney (who served as the co-moderator of the January 19th Viaduct Town Hall with Tom New) ErieCPR President, architect Adam Trott, announced today that he has further reduced the Viaduct repair cost from $3M to just $1.35M by embracing McKinney’s “Good Used Car” approach. Trott will outline his findings in a Press Conference at 8:30am on Thursday, January 25 at AJT Architect, 1001 State St., #205, Erie, PA 16501. (814) 456-8667.
As a thrifty shopper might buy a good used car, she may choose ignore a few dents rather than heading to the the Auto Body Shop. In the same way, by following McKinney’s suggestion of eliminating cosmetic repairs, Trott has slashed costs. At the Press Conference, Trott will outline the $1.35M of work necessary to stop deterioration and repair the deck of the Viaduct for continued non-vehicular use. This new information makes saving the Viaduct affordable because PennDOT District 1 Manager has confirmed that the Viaduct Demolition Off-Set Rebate of $1.2M to $1.7M can be used on Viaduct repairs.