ALBANY, NY – The state will provide $12.9 million for projects to pave and repair 166.6 lane miles of state roads across Western New York this summer and fall. The infrastructure improvements include projects in Allegany and Cattaraugus counties.

"Safe and reliable infrastructure is the backbone of any economy and this funding will help ensure roadways across the region remain in good repair and able to meet the needs of New Yorkers, businesses and visitors alike," said Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo.

Among the Western New York projects that the state is funding are paving and repairs on:

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  • 5.9 miles on Interstate Route 86 between Exit 24 and Exit 26 in the towns of Allegany and Olean and City of Olean ($860,000);
  • 6.8 miles on Interstate 86 from the Cattaraugus County line to the Cuba Interchange ($300,000), and
  • Various segments on Seneca Nation roads on the Seneca Nation of Indians Allegany Territory ($200,000).

The funds are part of a total $403.3 million for pavement improvements on nearly 1,700 miles of roadway across New York State, including budgeted capital construction funds and $100 million in new funding. 

“The roads we are paving this summer range from high-volume interstates to rural routes, but all are important connectors between and within communities, linking downtowns to business districts and supporting our agriculture and tourism industries,” said New York State Department of Transportation Commissioner Matthew J. Driscoll.