Work to begin Next Week in Altona and Beekmantown
Stretch of Route 190 sees More than 5,100 Motorists Daily
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that work will begin next week on an $8.6 million project to reconstruct approximately two miles of State Route 190, including replacing two large culverts, in the towns of Altona and Beekmantown, Clinton County.
"Safe, reliable infrastructure supports mobility and economic growth and by investing in highways and bridges across the state, we help ensure their viability and reliability for years to come," Governor Cuomo said. "This project will make lasting improvements to a well-traveled North Country route, improving local quality of life and supporting future commerce and growth."
The project will reconstruct approximately two miles of State Route 190 between Atwood Road and LaPlante Road and replace two large drainage structures along the route. The highway reconstruction includes minor alignment changes that will improve sight distance and enhance traffic safety. New guiderail and signage will be installed.
New York State Department of Transportation Acting Commissioner Cathy Calhoun said, "Transportation is key to the economy and Governor Cuomo is investing in infrastructure to ensure that people can get where they need to go now and well into the future. This project and dozens more like it are preserving connections between communities and supporting business, agriculture and tourism."
While work is underway, motorists can expect to encounter work zones with alternating two-way traffic controlled by a temporary traffic signal, as well as traffic controlled by flaggers. The project is expected to be complete in late fall 2018.
Senator Betty Little said, "This major investment in Clinton County's infrastructure will bring necessary upgrades to this major artery between Altona and Beekmantown. I thank Governor Cuomo and the Department of Transportation for supporting major infrastructure projects that are so critical to the North Country I represent."
Assemblyman Billy Jones said, "Investing in the North Country's roads and bridges is important to spurring the region's economy and ensuring the safety of the commuters that utilize it every day - I commend Governor Cuomo for keeping our transportation infrastructure up-to-date and safe for drivers in Clinton County."
Chairman of the Clinton County Legislature Harry McManus said, "Economic growth has always been facilitated by infrastructure improvements. Route 190 connects thousands of motorists to where they need to go each day and with this project to reconstruct two miles of this roadway, we ensure it remains safe and viable well into the future. I thank the Governor for investing in Clinton County."
Motorists are reminded that fines are doubled for speeding in a work zone. In accordance with the Work Zone Safety Act of 2005, convictions of two or more speeding violations in a work zone could result in the suspension of an individual's driver's license.
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