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Gov. Cuomo announces funding to repair roads damaged by winter weather

On Thursday, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced $128 million in new State funding for renewing State roadways impacted by this year’s harsh winter weather.

Funding will support 91 paving projects and the renewal of approximately 1,000 lane miles of pavement across the state, including at least one project in every county and the City of New York. The new funding, provided through the PAVE NY Initiative, complements $100 million previously committed earlier this year for local projects that renew approximately 3,700 lane miles of road across New York State.

This unprecedented infrastructure investment will make state highways safer and more efficient, while encouraging local commerce and tourism. The projects announced today will begin this spring and will be completed later this year.

“A thriving transportation network is critical to supporting New York’s regional economic growth and local economies,” Governor Cuomo said. “While New York continues its nation leading investments in transportation infrastructure, harsh winter weather is the new normal and it impacts thousands of lane miles each year. This funding will help rejuvenate dozens of roads across New York and make traveling smoother while supporting local economies.”

“After being hit with multiple snowstorms across New York State this season, we understand the devastating impact extreme weather has on our roads and the need to provide additional assistance,” said Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul. “This significant funding will help communities repave roads impacted by the weather to ensure safe and efficient travel. We are committed to providing municipalities with the resources they need to address infrastructure repairs and upgrades across the state to enhance quality of life for all New Yorkers.”

The current State Budget provides a record level $743 million in direct state aid to local governments for road and bridge repair and modernization. This critical infrastructure funding is supported through the New York State Department of Transportation’s five-year capital plan. Through sustained investment in transportation infrastructure, including this latest infusion of $128 million in State funds to revitalize its roadways, New York State is enhancing the quality of life for all New Yorkers.

Senator Tim Kennedy, Chair of the Senate Committee on Transportation said, “This has been an especially difficult winter, with some parts of New York State seeing 24-hour temperature swings of over 40 degrees, leading to significant damage to our state highway system. Thanks to this funding from New York State, our state DOT will be able to aggressively tackle potholes and other road damage that has occurred over the past few months. I look forward to continuing to fight for funding to improve our roads and protect drivers and pedestrians.”

Assembly Member William B. Magnarelli, Chair of the Assembly Committee on Transportation said, “This winter’s extreme weather has left many of our community’s roads in disrepair. New York State’s Harsh Winter Paving Initiative will provide $128 million in funding to repave roads statewide helping communities to improve travel, local tourism and economic development. Investing in our infrastructure is a priority for our State and I thank Governor Cuomo for his continued support of these initiatives.”

Here’s how the region did in this round of funding:

Central New York

Approximately $12.8 million in projects to renew 92 lane miles of the following roads in Oswego, Onondaga, Cayuga, Cortland and Madison counties:

  • $1.2 million to resurface Route 38 from North of Wyckoff Road to South of Lake Avenue Extension, and the entire length of Route 437 in the towns of Fleming and Owasco, Cayuga County.
  • $2.6 million to resurface Route 11 from Health Camp Road to the Onondaga County line in Cortland County.
  • $1.6 million to resurface Route 91 from the Onondaga County line to Route 13 in Cortland County.
  • $1.2 million to resurface Route 80 from Vesper (Dutch Hill Road) to Route 11/281 in Onondaga County.
  • $2.6 million to resurface Route 11A from Route 80 to the Onondaga Nation (South of Buffalo Hill Road) in Onondaga County.
  • $980,000 to resurface Route 321 from Route 20 in the Village of Skaneateles to Kingston Road in Onondaga County.
  • $1.6 million to resurface Route 49 from Route 264 to Route 11 in Oswego County.
  • $970,000 to resurface Route 13 from Ferndell Road to Falls Road, Towns of Cazenovia and Fenner in Madison County.

Finger Lakes

Approximately $12.8 million in projects to renew 118 lane miles of the following roads in Orleans, Genesee, Wyoming, Livingston, Monroe, Wayne, Ontario, Yates and Seneca counties:

  • $1.8 million to resurface Route 237 from Route 33 to the Genesee/Orleans County Line in Genesee County.
  • $1.3 million to resurface Route 436 from the Wyoming/Livingston County Line to the Village of Nunda (West Village Line) in Livingston County.
  • $1.3 million to resurface Route 253 (Lehigh Station Road) from Route 15A to Route 65 in Monroe County.
  • $730,000 to resurface Route 19 from Route 104 to Route 18 in Monroe County.
  • $1.0 million to resurface Route 64 from Route 21 to Dugway Road in Ontario County.
  • $980,000 to resurface Route 98 from Puzzey Road to Route 31A in Orleans County.
  • $2.0 million to resurface Route 88 from Pearl Street to the Village of Sodus (South Village Line) in Wayne County.
  • $1.4 million to resurface Route 19 from Route 39 to Route 78 in Wyoming County.
  • $1.0 million to resurface Route 96A from Route 96 (Village of Interlaken) to Route 414 in Seneca County.
  • $1.3 million to resurface Route 14A from Lake Street to the Windmill Farm in Yates County.

Western New York

Approximately $16.1 million in projects to renew 204 lane miles of the following roads in Niagara, Erie, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus and Allegany counties:

  • $960,000 to resurface Route 353 from County Route 4 (Broadway Road) to Route 62 in Cattaraugus County.
  • $520,000 to resurface Route 219 from the City of Salamanca City Line to Route 98 in Cattaraugus County.
  • $1.5 million to resurface Route 474 from Route 76 to Route 394 in Chautauqua County.
  • $1.6 million to resurface Route 20 from Route 39 to the bridge over Walnut Creek in Chautauqua County.
  • $1.4 million to resurface Route 5 from Route 324 to the Genesee County Line in Erie County.
  • $1.2 million to resurface Route 20 from Bowen Road to Townline Road in Erie County.
  • $310,000 to resurface Route 33 from Alden/Lancaster Town line to Walden Avenue in Erie County.
  • $1.0 million to resurface Route 39 from Mortons Corners to Route 219 in Erie County.
  • $300,000 to resurface Route 240 from Holland Glenwood Road to Boston Colden Road in Erie County.
  • $550,000 to resurface Route 429 from North Tonawanda City line to 600 ft. south of Lockport Road in Niagara County.
  • $890,000 to resurface Route 425 from Upper Mountain Road to Route 93 in Niagara County.
  • $620,000 to resurface Route 19 from GLF road in the Town of Belfast to County Route 49 in the Town of Caneadea, Allegany County.
  • $790,000 to resurface Route 242 from Lower Edgar Road to the Little Valley Village Line, Cattaraugus County.
  • $1.5 million to resurface Route 16 from the Olean City Line to Route 446, Cattaraugus County.
  • $1.1 million to resurface Route 20 from the Westfield Village Line to the Brocton Village Line, Chautauqua County.
  • $1.2 million to resurface Route 179 from Route 5 to Abbott Road, Erie County.
  • $670,000 to resurface Route 20 from California Road to Route 240, Erie County.

Southern Tier

Approximately $15.8 million in projects to renew 113 lane miles of the following roads in Steuben, Schuyler, Chemung, Tompkins, Tioga, Broome, Chenango and Delaware counties:

  • $950,000 to resurface Rt. 366 from Route 13 to the Village of Freeville Line in Tompkins County.
  • $650,000 to resurface Route 417 from the Interstate 99 Gang Mills exit to the Interstate 99 Erwin exit in Steuben County.
  • $540,000 to resurface Route 417 from the Addison Village limit to just east of County Route 85 (Freeman Road) in Steuben County.
  • $1.3 million to resurface Route 417 from the Tuscarora town line to east of County Route 102 in Steuben County.
  • $850,000 to resurface Route 223 from Route 13 in the Village of Horseheads to east of Langdon Hill road in the Town of Erin, Chemung County.
  • $1.5 million to resurface Route 79 from Route 414 to Route 227 (excluding the village of Burdett) in Schuyler County.
  • $1.5 million to resurface US 11 from NY 12 to East Hill Road in the Town of Chenango, Broome County.
  • $2.3 million to resurface Route 41 from County Road 17 in the Town of Afton to Route 235 in the Town of Coventry, Chenango County.
  • $2.3 million to resurface Route 30 from Board of Water Supply No. 4 Road to Route 28 in Delaware County.
  • $2.3 million to resurface Route 28 from the Hamlet of Meridale (Town of Meridith) to Route 357 in the Town of Franklin, Delaware County.
  • $1.6 million to resurface Route 17C from ¾ mile east of Hiawatha Road to ¼ mile east of the Millennium Bridge in the Town of Owego, Tioga County.

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