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Governor Cuomo Announces $35 Million Investment to Upgrade North-South Arterial in Utica

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DOT Project Will Create Almost 600 jobs


Albany, NY (April 9, 2012)

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the state will invest $35 million over the next two years for vital upgrades to the North-South Arterial in Utica, creating almost 600 jobs. The renovation project will support the needs of Mohawk Valley businesses and bolster economic development in the surrounding communities.

 

The first phase will fund a $10 million project scheduled for the 2012-2013 fiscal year and the second phase will fund a $25 million project scheduled for the 2013-2014 fiscal year.

 

"In addition to passing an on-time budget that closes a multi-billion dollar deficit and makes historic investments in infrastructure projects throughout the state, we are also funding these much needed upgrades to this critical roadway," said Governor Cuomo. "This project will not only create hundreds of jobs, but it will also play a key role in fostering economic development in and around communities in the Mohawk Valley."

 

Senator Joe Griffo said, "The changes to the North-South Arterial have been needed for many years and the challenges to making those changes are formidable. I'm pleased that the Governor shared the vision of making the Arterial safer and better suited for the next generation of Utica and I'm pleased the Legislature agreed to this commitment of resources."

 

Assemblymember Anthony J. Brindisi said, "I am glad to hear that the North-South Arterial project will be moving forward. This reaffirms the state's commitment to the Mohawk Valley and will help create construction jobs and make our area more attractive to businesses."

 

As the largest project in the region’s proposed capital construction program, the North-South Arterial project involves replacement of the elevated viaduct of State Routes 5, 8, and 12 in the City of Utica. This project will provide an improved connection to the recently announced Nanotech facility to be built at SUNY IT in the town of Marcy, which received over $15 million through the Regional Economic Development Council and is seen as a potential economic engine in the region.

 

The renovations to the North-South Arterial Expressway will greatly improve mobility in and around the area. The expressway is a main thoroughfare into Utica, passing through the western part of the city. It provides vital connections to the Thruway and the Adirondacks, which will facilitate the flow of business to and from Utica. In addition, the viaduct creates a critical connection at Court Street in Utica, linking West Utica and the Downtown business areas. The improved expressway will also connect the North SUNYIT Campus through Utica to other major highways in the area, such as NYS Routes 12, 8, 5 and 840.

 

As part of the Budget agreement, the recently approved two-year capital program has proposed two revised phases for the North-South Arterial project. This project will include right-of-way acquisition and site clearance, and preliminary construction activity that includes widening of Court Street at the new interchange, improved pedestrian accommodations at Court Street and Sunset Avenue, as well as mobility improvements at Lincoln Avenue, Varick Street and Champlin Avenue.

 

The second year of the two-year program includes $25 million as part of the structural replacement of the viaduct with a commitment from the state for the full cost of the project as needed. Construction costs of the project are an estimated $62 million. The funding for replacement of the viaduct will be included in the Department of Transportation's (DOT) two-year capital plan for the period of April 1st, 2013 to March 31st, 2015 that will be submitted to the NY Works Task Force.

 

Last week, Governor Cuomo announced an additional and accelerated $29,886,323 investment for 32 NY Works projects that will repair 216 miles of roads and eight bridges in the Mohawk Valley. The Governor also announced an $800,000 investment for a NY Works project to upgrade and repair the heavily deteriorated parking area at the swimming, beach and picnic areas at Glimmerglass State Park.

 

The accelerated NY Works Transportation Projects in the Mohawk Valley are as follows:

 

Region Program Project Name Project Description Total Project Cost
Mohawk Valley Bridges Rte 162 Over Abandoned Railroad In the Town of Root, Montgomery County Deck Replacement $1,128,900
Mohawk Valley Bridges Rte 8 NB Over NY SUSQUEHNNA & W One Mile from Junction of Rte 8 and Rte 12 In the Town of New Hartford, Oneida County Deck Replacement $942,525
Mohawk Valley Bridges Rte 8 SB Over NY SUSQUEHNNA & W One Mile from Junction of Rte 8 and Rte 12 In the Town of New Hartford, Oneida County Deck Replacement $903,120
Mohawk Valley Bridges Rte 8 Over NY SUSQUEHNNA & W Seven Miles from Junction of Rte 8 and Rte 12 In the Town of New Hartford, Oneida County Deck Replacement $1,235,400
Mohawk Valley Bridges Rte 69 Over ROUTE 26 In the Town of Rome, Oneida County Bridge Replacement $2,130,000
Mohawk Valley Bridges Rte 26 Over ROUTE 365 In the Town of Rome, Oneida County Bridge Replacement $2,023,500
Mohawk Valley Bridges Rte 69 Over ROUTE 365 In the Town of Rome, Oneida County Bridge Replacement $2,236,500
Mohawk Valley Bridges Rte 20 Over FLY CREEK In the Town of Esperance, Schoharie County Deck Replacement $674,145
Mohawk Valley Roads Route 8, Rte. 365 to Culvert - Herkimer County Pavement Preservation Treatment $859,944
Mohawk Valley Roads Route 365, Oneida Co. Line - Rte. 8 - Herkimer County Pavement Preservation Treatment $1,381,416
Mohawk Valley Roads Route 5, Schuyler to Herkimer - Herkimer County Pavement Preservation Treatment $1,779,160
Mohawk Valley Roads Route 5, Little Falls, W. Line to Wind Bridge - Herkimer County Pavement Preservation Treatment $396,377
Mohawk Valley Roads Route 5, Little Falls, W. Line to RM 52311-1176 - Herkimer County Pavement Preservation Treatment $316,479
Mohawk Valley Roads Route 5S, Amsterdam to Schenectady Co. Line - Montgomery County Pavement Preservation Treatment $720,655
Mohawk Valley Roads Rte 30A, Fonda to Gloversville - Montgomery County Pavement Preservation Treatment $1,643,225
Mohawk Valley Roads Rte 5S, Village of Ft. Plain - Montgomery County Pavement Preservation Treatment $282,858
Mohawk Valley Roads Rte 30, Rte. 5 to Miami Ave. (City of Amsterdam) - Montgomery County Pavement Preservation Treatment $654,723
Mohawk Valley Roads Rte 5, Herkimer Co Line to Palatine - Montgomery County Pavement Preservation Treatment $2,012,795
Mohawk Valley Roads I-790, Leland Ave. to Edic Rd. - Oneida County Pavement Preservation Treatment $878,569
Mohawk Valley Roads Rte 31, Youngs Rd.-Route 26 - Oneida County Pavement Preservation Treatment $313,822
Mohawk Valley Roads Route 12B, Clinton N. Line to New Hartford - Oneida County Pavement Preservation Treatment $362,108
Mohawk Valley Roads Route 69, Taberg - Canada Cr. - Oneida County Pavement Preservation Treatment $709,279
Mohawk Valley Roads French Rd (Rte 921W), Burrstone Rd. to Chenango Rd. - Oneida County Pavement Preservation Treatment $279,513
Mohawk Valley Roads Rte 69, Wolcott Road - Taberg - Oneida County Pavement Preservation Treatment $2,224,968
Mohawk Valley Roads Mohawk St.(Rte 922A): Rte. 69 - Rte. 49 - Oneida County Pavement Preservation Treatment $315,811
Mohawk Valley Roads River St.(922E): Rte. 69 - Erie Canal - Oneida County Pavement Preservation Treatment $147,050
Mohawk Valley Roads Rte 12, Waterville to CR 7 - Oneida County Pavement Preservation Treatment $503,930
Mohawk Valley Roads Rte 12, CR 7 to Paris - Oneida County Pavement Preservation Treatment $420,244
Mohawk Valley Roads Rte 12, Rm 1153 to RM 1172 - Oneida County Pavement Preservation Treatment $396,307
Mohawk Valley Roads Rte 49, Rte. 291 to Rome City Line - Oneida County Pavement Preservation Treatment $1,296,000
Mohawk Valley Roads Route 7, Unadilla to RR Overpass - Otsego County Pavement Preservation Treatment $318,100
Mohawk Valley Roads Route 7, Sidney to Unadilla - Otsego County Pavement Preservation Treatment $398,900

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