Portion of State Route 17 to be renamed in honor of deceased NYSDOT employee Dennis ‘Matt’ Howe

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TOWN OF NICHOLS (WBNG) — Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation Friday that renames a portion of Route 17 in honor of deceased New York State Department of Transportation Employee Dennis “Matt” Howe.

The governor’s office says a portion of the state route in the town of Nichols will now be known as the “Dennis ‘Matt’ Howe Highway.”

Howe was working when a tractor-trailer struck his vehicle on Route 17 in Tioga County in March 2019.

He was airlifted to a hospital and died shortly later.

Governor Cuomo said Howe was a “dedicated New York State employee and beloved husband, father, son, and colleague.”

Matthew Benninger

Matthew Benninger

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