Residents of a Buffalo neighborhood are being allowed to keep their recently uncovered red brick road after Mayor Byron Brown announced Thursday that city work crews have determined that the bricks on a one-way street are in good condition and don’t need to be paved over with asphalt.
Crews tearing up the street’s blacktop late last month uncovered the original bricks used to pave the road in 1907. The bricks were paved over in the 1960s.
When residents along the street saw some of the exposed bricks, they lobbied city officials to remove the asphalt from the rest of the road. City crews ran some tests and determined the brick was permeable enough to drain storm water.