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Governor Cuomo: $151 Million in funding to renew roads impacted by extreme weather

Governor Cuomo

(WBNG)-Governor Cuomo announced yesterday that $151 million will be going to the renewal of state roadways impacted by extreme weather events.

The projects will be funded through the PAVE N.Y. Initiative that will be helping provide help for road and bridge projects.

The road and bridge projects will have approximately 1,013 lane miles of pavement across the state. The project complements $743 million in direct state aid provided for local road and bridge projects that helped renew approximately 3,700 lane miles of road across New York State.

Governor Cuomo said in a press release statement, "

"New York continues to make nation-leading investments in the renewal and modernization of the State's roads, bridges, transit systems and airports," "These investments are laying the foundation to ensure sustained growth throughout the 21st century in tourism, business and workforce development, and economic opportunities."

In the Southern Tier the following roads will be receiving the funding.

  • $1.2 million to renew Route 227 from the Schuyler County Line to Route 96 in Tompkins County
  • $3.1 million to renew Route 53 south from the Hamlet of Kanona to the Village of Prattsburgh in Steuben County
  • $2.2 million to renew Route 53 north from the Village of Prattsburgh to the Livingston County line in Steuben County
  • $1.2 million to renew Route 34 from the Tioga County line to the Town of Van Etten in Chemung County
  • $813,000 to renew Route 329 from Meads Hill Road to County Route 17 in Schuyler County
  • $2.4 million to renew Route 97 from John Deck Road to Lordville Road in Delaware County
  • $1.7 million to renew Route 12 from the Broome County line to one-quarter mile south of County Road 2 in Chenango County
  • $3 million to renew Route 79 from Route 7 to the Town of Fenton in Broome County
  • $1.4 million to renew Route 79 from Route 38 to the Tompkins County Line in Tioga County
  • $1.4 million to renew Route 7 from Tunnel Road to Bates Road in Broome County
  • $1.2 million to renew Route 12 from just north of County Road 3A to the Town of Oxford in Chenango County

This sustained infrastructure investment will enhance the safety of the State's highways and reduce roadway roughness, making these pavements more fuel efficient. The projects will begin this spring and will be completed during the winter of 2020.

WBNG Staff

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