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NYS announces $100 million to repave roads impacted by extreme weather


Wed, Feb 8th 2023 08:15 pm

Investment funds repaving work at 64 project locations across state

Gov. Kathy Hochul on Wednesday announced $100 million in state funding has been released to support the renewal of roadways impacted by extreme weather. The funding supports repaving projects at 64 locations, totaling almost 520 lane miles of pavement, and “complements the record level of investment in infrastructure across New York state.”

"We are making historic investments in transportation infrastructure to create safer roads and smooth, hassle-free commutes for all travelers," Hochul said. "New York is home to extreme weather year-round, and this $100 million in funding will be vital to helping ensure that our road conditions are safe for our hardest-hit communities."

Hochul’s team said, “Through sustained investment in transportation infrastructure, New York state is enhancing quality of life for all New Yorkers, making state highways safer and more efficient while encouraging local commerce and tourism. The current Department of Transportation five-year capital plan provides historic funding for road and bridge repair and modernization, and this critical infrastructure funding will help restore hundreds of lane miles of highway impacted by extreme weather.”

New York State Department of Transportation Commissioner Marie Therese Dominguez said, "Weather in New York is getting more intense more often, necessitating the need for vital and timely maintenance of our infrastructure. Gov, Hochul understands the critical need to keep our infrastructure in a state of good repair, and this funding will renew vital travel corridors across the state while restoring hundreds of miles of roads to help them better withstand Mother Nature's challenges."

In the Western New York Region, projects include:

√ $1.5 million to resurface Route 270 from Erie County line to Route 31 in the towns of Cambria, Pendleton and Lockport.

√ $2.44 million to resurface Route 219 from 0.3 miles north of Irish Hill Road intersection to the 219 Expressway northbound ramp at Peters Road in the Towns of Ashford and Ellicottville.

√ $1.9 million to resurface Route 430 from Route 394 to Long Point Road in the towns of Chautauqua and Ellery and the Village of Mayville.

√ $650,000 to resurface Route 20 from Eden-Evans Center Road to Sturgeon Point Road in the Towns of Evans.

√ $2.2 million to resurface Route 5 (Buffalo Skyway) from Kane Street to the Buffalo Skyway bridge in the cities of Buffalo and Lackawanna.

√ $366,000 to resurface Route 18 from offramps at Route 104 to onramps at Route 104 in the Town and Village of Lewiston.

√ $841,000 to resurface Route 104 from Model City Road to Dickersonville Road in the Town of Lewiston.

√ $1.1 million to resurface Route 18 from Hess Road to Route 148 in the towns of Newfane and Somerset.

√ $1.3 million to resurface Route 248A from the Pennsylvania state line to Route 248 in the towns of Independence and Willing.

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