New York State will provide $151 million in new funding for state roadways impacted by extreme weather. The funds include approximately $14.6 million in projects to renew 180 lane miles of the roads in Western New York.
"New York continues to make nation-leading investments in the renewal and modernization of the state's roads, bridges, transit systems and airports,” Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said. "These investments are laying the foundation to ensure sustained growth throughout the 21st century in tourism, business and workforce development, and economic opportunities."
The Western New York portion of the funding includes three projects in Allegany and Cattaraugus counties:
- $965,000 to renew Interstate 86 from Exit 16 to Exit 17 westbound in Cattaraugus County;
- $1.1 million to renew US Route 60 from the Village of Cassadaga to U.S. Route 20 in Cattaraugus County, and
- $1 million to renew Route 305 from south of County Route 5 to the Cattaraugus County line in Allegany County.
In total, the new state funding will support 95 paving projects and the renewal of approximately 1,013 lane miles of pavement across the state, including at least one project in every county and the City of New York. The funds will come from the state’s PAVE NY Initiative.
According to a press release from the governor’s office, the road projects will begin in the spring and be completed during the winter of 2020.
"The increasing frequency and intensity of extreme weather has had devastating impacts on the state's transportation network," New York State Transportation Commissioner Marie Therese Dominguez said. “Through the renewal and hardening of our state's infrastructure, New York continues to support the rejuvenation of our local communities and regional economic growth."
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