Projects Will Enhance Safety, Improve Traffic Flow
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced $30 million for projects to pave and repair 162.2 lane miles of state roads across the Mohawk Valley this summer and fall. The infrastructure investment includes projects in Fulton, Herkimer, Montgomery, Oneida, Otsego and Schoharie counties. The projects will be completed this year.
"Safe and reliable infrastructure is the backbone of any economy and this funding will help ensure roadways across the region remain in good repair and able to meet the needs of New Yorkers, businesses and visitors alike," Governor Cuomo said. "This administration has made an unprecedented investment in rebuilding New York's transportation network, work that will improve the quality of life for residents and lay the groundwork for future growth and prosperity."
The funds are part of a total $403.3 million for pavement improvements on nearly 1,700 miles of roadway across New York State, including budgeted capital construction funds and $100 million in new funding.
Maintenance paving work keeps New York’s highways in a state of good repair, and this investment delays the need for more costly, in depth repairs. The repair and modernization of our state’s transportation infrastructure will improve safety and ensure that state and local communities remain economically competitive.
New York State Department of Transportation Commissioner Matthew J. Driscoll said, "The roads we are paving this summer range from high-volume interstates to rural routes, but all are important connectors between and within communities, linking downtowns to business districts and supporting our agriculture and tourism industries. I thank Governor Cuomo for this investment in our highway system."
Paving and repair work will take place on the following roads:
- · 12.2 miles on Route 8 from Route 12 to North Gage Road in the town of Deerfield, Oneida County ($4.7 million)
· 5 miles on Routes 5 from the intersection Yahnundasis south to the interchange with Routes 5, 8 and 12 in the town of New Hartford, Oneida County ($1.3 million)
· 17 miles on Route 49 from Lawrence Street to Route 825 in the city of Rome, Oneida County ($1.5 million)
· 16 miles on Route 840 from west of Halsey Road to the Routes 5, 8 & 12 interchange in the towns of Whitestown and New Hartford, Oneida County ($2.3 million)
· 10 miles on Route 5 from the Madison county line to Sconondoa Street in the city of Sherrill and villages of Oneida Castle and Vernon, Oneida County ($1.9 million)
· 48 miles on Route 12 from Mapledale to Alder Creek in the towns of Trenton and Boonville, Oneida County ($8.4 million)
· 3.2 miles on Route 51 from north of the Otsego county line to the village of West Winfield in the town of Winfield and the village of West Winfield, Herkimer County ($1.2 million)
· 10 miles on Route 10 from Route 10A to the Route 29A overlap in the town of Caroga, Fulton County ($1.4 million)
· 8 miles on Route 334 from Fonda to Sammonsville in the towns of Johnstown and Mohawk, Montgomery and Fulton counties ($1.6 million)
· 5.5 miles on Riverside Drive (Route 920P) from the village of Fultonville to Route 5S in the village of Fultonville and town of Glen, Montgomery County ($1.7 million)
· 1.5 miles on Route 7 from County Route 9 near Greene Lumber to Underpass Road in the town and village of Cobleskill, Schoharie County ($817,000)
· 10.8 miles on Route 10 from Baldwin Road to Ploss Road in the towns of Summit and Richmondville, Schoharie County ($2 million)
· 15 miles on Route 80 from Genesee Street to Burdick Avenue in the towns of Pittsfield and Edmeston in Otsego County ($1.2 million)
Consistent with Governor Cuomo’s Driver’s First Initiative, the projects have been designed to minimize traffic impacts.
Motorists are reminded that fines are doubled for speeding in work zones. 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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