June 22, 2015
Albany, NY

Governor Cuomo Announces $75 Million For Accelerated Paving Projects

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Funds to Mitigate Widespread Damage from Harsh Winter Weather

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced resurfacing projects totaling $75 million will be completed this year on approximately 428 lane miles of state highways across New York. Funding for these projects was accelerated into this construction season in order to repair widespread damage from deep frost over the winter.

“It’s important to keep the state’s highways in top shape, and after another harsh winter, we’re expediting critical repair projects to ensure the roads are safer for New Yorkers,” Governor Cuomo said. “This funding will speed up much-needed resurfacing and rebuilding efforts, which is good for motorists across the state.”

These accelerated paving projects are in addition to more than $437 million in capital construction funds dedicated to paving an estimated 2,311 miles of state roads in the 2015-2016 State Fiscal Year.

Depending on the location, the New York State Department of Transportation’s resurfacing projects will include paving over sections of rough road, removing the worn top layer of pavement from all travel lanes and shoulders, repairing base concrete and/or asphalt and installing a new asphalt riding surface. Wherever practical, pavement that is removed will be recycled and reused, either at the same location or in future construction. Traffic signal vehicle detectors will be replaced and new pavement markings will be installed as needed.

New York State Department of Transportation Commissioner Joan McDonald said, “By accelerating essential resurfacing projects into this construction year, we are able to mitigate some of the damage caused the severe freeze-thaw cycle that contributed to advanced road deterioration this winter. With Governor Cuomo’s leadership, we are working hard to make sure the roads New Yorkers depend upon are safe and reliable.”

Senator Charles E. Schumer said, “This investment will help commuters, businesses and visitors move across New York with greater ease and safety," Senator Schumer said. "This is much-needed funding and will be a huge boost to roads all across the state and make the repairs necessitated by the bitter winter months. By improving the condition of New York's roads, we will improve safety for business, residents and travelers and lay the foundation needed for strong economic growth."

Congresswoman Louise Slaughter said, “Rochester winters are beautiful but can wreak havoc on our roads and bridges. Taking care of our roads is a smart investment that keeps Rochester’s families and businesses moving in the fast lane. I’ll continue fighting to make sure New York has the support we need to keep our roads and bridges safe for all drivers.”

Congressman Eliot Engel said, “Coming off a particularly harsh winter, many of our roadways—including Route 22 in the Eastchester portion of my Congressional District, and the Major Deegan Expressway which runs through my district—are in disrepair and in need of immediate resurfacing.” Congressman Eliot Engel, a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee said. “Governor Cuomo’s allocation of $75 million in additional funds for accelerated paving projects will improve both the flow of traffic and the flow of commerce in New York. I applaud the Governor for taking this extra step to help all New York commuters.”

Congresswoman Nita M. Lowey said, “The brutal cold and ice during this previous winter took a toll on our roads. Here in the Lower Hudson Valley, across New York, and throughout the entire country, we need to be investing more to fix crumbling infrastructure, especially when extreme weather can cause major damage. I support a long-term reauthorization of the Highway Trust Fund so states can have the funds necessary to perform routine work without placing the burden on local taxpayers, and I will continue to work with Governor Cuomo and local officials to ensure our roads are operable and safe for people to use.”

Congressman José E. Serrano said, “A strong transportation system is crucial for our economy. After a harsh winter season, these funds will get our roads back into shape quickly and in an environmentally-friendly manner. Thanks to the Governor’s efforts to make this issue a priority, drivers in the Bronx and the rest of the City will be able to commute and transport goods on safe and reliable roads that will help them get to their destination more quickly,” said Congressman Serrano.

Congressman Joe Crowley said, “Anyone traveling on our roads knows that they are in desperate need of repair. These much-needed resurfacing projects will help make our roads more efficient and safer for all motorists, and I thank Governor Cuomo for making the funding for these projects a priority.”

Congressman Paul Tonko said, “This funding will go a long way to upgrading several infrastructure projects that have been in sore need of attention after an especially brutal winter in the Capital Region. I thank Governor Cuomo and his team for recognizing these needs and allocating the proper resources to make our drives to work, school, or the grocery store a little bit smoother.”

Congressman Tom Reed said, “Strong infrastructure systems are the lifeblood of our local economy and it is vital we continue to improve and maintain them. I appreciate the collaborative efforts at the state level to ensure local transportation needs are met and I will continue to fight in Washington for support for improvements to infrastructure.”

Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney said, “This investment in our roads is long overdue – residents of the Hudson Valley have seen first-hand the damage that severe winter weather has had on our infrastructure. Paving our roads will make it safer and easier for residents to get to school and work, and will grow our local economy by creating good-paying jobs,” said Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney.

Congressman John Katko said, “I commend Governor Cuomo for prioritizing repairs which will alleviate damage to our roads and ensure safety for summer travelers. These smart investments in our infrastructure will help to improve the roads we use every day in Central New York while contributing to the economic future of our state.”

Congresswoman Elise Stefanik said, “Strong roads are critical to the safety of New York residents and to our North Country economy,” said Congresswoman Stefanik. “I commend Governor Cuomo for prioritizing this project that will help strengthen our North Country infrastructure and promote local commerce.”

Congressman Lee Zeldin said, “Investing in our roadways and infrastructure must remain a critical long term priority. As a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, and working closely with Governor Cuomo, we have a great and important opportunity to improve the Empire State now and into the future.”

Accelerated paving improvements will be completed on the following roadways this year:

Capital Region

  • Route 787 from Tibbits Avenue to Route 32 in Cohoes, Albany County
  • Route 7 (Hoosick Street) from the Collar City Bridge to Lake Ave. in Troy, Rensselaer County
  • Route 22 from Route 149 to the junction of Route 23 in Granville, Washington County
  • Route 443 from the Schoharie County line to Route 156 in Berne, Albany County
  • Route 74 from Letsonville Road in the town of Schroon to Eagle Lake in the town Ticonderoga, Essex County
  • Route 146 from Route 9 to Route 236 in Halfmoon, Saratoga County

Central New York

  • Route 29 from Middleville to Route 170A in Burrell, Herkimer County
  • Route 170A from Route 170 to Route 29 in Burrell, Herkimer County
  • Route 91 from Route 80 to Route 20 in Fabius, Onondaga County
  • Route 91 from the Cortland County line to Route 80 in Fabius, Onondaga County
  • Route 183 from Route 69 in Amboy to Route 13 in Williamstown in Oswego County
  • Route 89 from Routes 5/20 to the Wayne County line in Tyre, Seneca County
  • Route 41A from .5 miles south of the hamlet of Mandana to Route 20 in the town of Skaneateles, Onondaga County

Greater Rochester

  • Route 18 from the Lake Ontario State Parkway to Route 261 in Greece, Monroe County
  • Route 33A from the Rochester city line to Westside Drive in Westgate, Monroe County
  • Route 153 from Route 441 in the town of Penfield to Commercial Street in the village of East Rochester, Monroe County
  • Route 98 from Route 31A in the village of Albion to Route 104 in the town of Gaines, both in Orleans County

Western New York

  • Interstate 86 eastbound from the Pennsylvania state line in Mina through the village of Sherman, both in Chautauqua County
  • Route 76 from the northern Sherman village line through Sherman and Westfield to County Route 9 in Ripley, all in Chautauqua County
  • Grand Island Boulevard from Route 266 to Route 325 in Tonawanda, Erie County
  • U.S. Route 20 from the bridge over Cazenovia Creek to Route 400 in Elma, Erie County
  • Route 39 from Dupont Road in Collins to Mortons Corners in Concord in Erie County
  • Route 39 from Zoar Valley Road in Concord to Barnstead Drive in Springville, as well as a section of Route 39 at the Route 219 ramps, all in Erie County
  • Route 354 from Two Rod Road to the Wyoming County Line in the town of Marilla, Erie County

Southern Tier

  • Route 414 from Beaver Dams to County Road 16 in Dix, Schuyler County
  • Route 244 from State Route 13 in Cayuta, through Catharine, to the Odessa village line, all in Schuyler County
  • Route 21 from the Almond Dam Access Road to the Allegany County Line in the town of Hornellsville, Steuben County
  • Route 206 from Interstate 88 to Butts Road in Bainbridge, Chenango County
  • Route 206 from Case Road to Railroad Avenue in Bainbridge, Chenango County
  • Route 7 from North Grand Street to the Stewart’s Shop in Cobleskill, Schoharie County
  • Route 42 from south of the Route 55 intersection to Big Hollow Road in Neversink, Sullivan County
  • Route 52 between County Route 144 in Jeffersonville and County Route 149 in Youngsville in Sullivan County
  • Route 97 from Route 52 to Third Avenue in the town of Tusten, Sullivan County
  • Route 97 from the Orange County line through Lumberland, Sullivan County
  • Route 282 from Roki Boulevard to the western junction with West River Road (County Route 4) in the village of Nichols, Tioga County
  • Route 38 from just south of the bridge over Owego Creek to Belden Ryan Road in Richford, Tioga County
  • Route 41 from Parker Road in the town of Sanford to the Chenango County Line in the town of Colesville, Broom County

North Country

  • Route 3 from Lake Street to the George Lapan Memorial Highway in Saranac Lake, Franklin County
  • Route 12 from the West Lowville line to the Denmark town line in Lewis County
  • Route 812 from County Road 24 in the hamlet of Balmat to Route 58 in the hamlet of Fowler in St. Lawrence County

Hudson Valley

  • Route 59 from Route 17 to Route 202, from Route 202 to just west of Hemion Road, and from the New Jersey state line to Route 59 in Rockland County
  • Route 22 from Route 20 to Old Post Road in Lebanon Springs, Columbia County
  • Route 22 from Crest Avenue to Sprague Road in Eastchester, Westchester County
  • Route 6 from Route 293 to the Palisades Interstate Parkway in Highlands and Woodbury, Orange County
  • Route 123 from Conant Valley Road to Route 35 in the town of Lewisboro, Westchester County
  • Route 172 from Route 22 in the town of Bedford to Route 137 in the town of Pound Ridge, Westchester County
  • Route 116 from Route 22 to Route 121 in the town of North Salem, Westchester County
  • Route 312 from Route 6 to Interstate 84 in the town of Southeast, Putnam County
  • Route 120A from Route 120 to Bowman Avenue in the village of Rye Brook, Westchester County

Long Island

  • Route 25 from East Bartlett Road to County Route 21 in the town of Brookhaven, Suffolk County
  • Route 454 from Old Willets Path in the town of Smithtown to Route 111 in the town of Islip, all in Suffolk County
  • Route 112 from East Main Street to Route 27 in the town of Brookhaven, Suffolk County
  • Route 111 from Route 347 to Route 25/25A in the town of Smithtown, Suffolk County
  • Route 25A from East Broadway to Hallock Avenue in the town of Brookhaven, Suffolk County
  • Route 114 from Route 27 to Stephen Hands Path in the town of East Hampton, Suffolk County

New York City

  • Grand Central Parkway (GCP) from 168th Street to GCP Exit 13 near rapid transit yards; from north of Interstate 495 Exit 21 to GCP Exit 8; and from GCP Exit 21 to GCP Exit 22, all in Queens County
  • Major Deegan Expressway (Interstate 87) and ramps at the interchange with the George Washington Bridge and Cross Bronx Expressway (CBE-Interstate 95), including the Major Deegan northbound and southbound ramps to the CBE northbound and southbound ramps and the CBE southbound ramp to the Major Deegan northbound and southbound ramps, all in Bronx County
  • Henry Hudson Parkway northbound from 158th Street to the exit ramp for the George Washington Bridge, New York County

For up-to-date traffic and travel information, motorists should call 511 or visit www.511NY.org.

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