Demo clearing way for Geneva Public Library parking lot

GENEVA — The section of Castle Street near the Geneva Public Library and the Byrne Dairy has been one busy place.

While workers for Byrne Dairy are clearing a spot for its new store, across the street contractors have been busy demolishing the former Touhey Insurance Building in preparation for an expanded library parking lot. That work is down mostly to concrete slabs, said Library Director Chris Finger.

However, the project has hit a minor snag.

“The contractors are not onsite until the library and our architect confirm whether there is asbestos connected to duct-work under the slab that was revealed when the contractors started removing portions of the basement,” he said Tuesday by email. “We do not expect the delay for testing to dramatically impact the project timeline, which calls for demolition to be completed by the end of the month.”

Finger Lakes Times

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