Cuomo An­nounces More Than $103M to Pave Roads Across Mid-Hud­son Val­ley

The Jewish Voice - - NEW YORK - By: Gene Wilken­son

Gov. Andrew Cuomo an­nounced last Thurs­day that $103.8 mil­lion will be used for projects to pave and re­pair 192 lane miles of state roads across the Mid-Hud­son Val­ley through this sum­mer and fall, ac­cord­ing to VIN News.

The funds are part of a to­tal $403.3 mil­lion for pave­ment im­prove­ments on nearly 1,700 miles of road­way across New York State and in­cludes projects in Dutchess, Orange, Put­nam, Rock­land, Sul­li­van, Ul­ster and Westch­ester coun­ties, re­ports VIN News.

“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,” said Gover­nor Cuomo. “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.”

Ac­cord­ing to VIN News, main­te­nance paving work keeps New York’s high­ways in a state of good re­pair and that this investment post­pones the need for more ex­pen­sive, in depth re­pairs. The re­pair and ren­o­va­tion of the state’s trans­porta­tion in­fra­struc­ture will also in­crease safety and guar­an­tee that state and lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties re­main eco­nom­i­cally com­pet­i­tive, says VIN News.

“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,” said Matthew J. Driscoll, who is the New York State Depart­ment of Trans­porta­tion Com­mis­sioner.

The projects are de­signed to min­i­mize traf­fic, which is con­sis­tent with Gover­nor Cuomo’s Driver’s First Ini­tia­tive. Driv­ers are re­minded that fines are dou­bles for speed­ing in work zones and that two or more speed­ing vi­o­la­tions in a work zone could re­sult in the sus­pen­sion of the in­di­vid­ual’s driver’s li­cense.

Ac­cord­ing to VIN News, the paving and re­pair work will take place on the fol­low­ing roads:

• 23 miles on In­ter­state 684 from In­ter­state 84 in the town of South­east, Put­nam County, to Hard­scrab­ble Road in the town of North Salem, Westch­ester County ($55.2 mil­lion)

• 18 miles on In­ter­state 684 from Route 172 to Harris Road in the town of Bed­ford, Westch­ester County ($6.5 mil­lion)

• 15 miles on the Saw Mill River Park­way from Grant Street to Roar­ing Brook Road in the towns of Mount Pleas­ant and New Cas­tle, Westch­ester County ($4.4 mil­lion)

• 3.2 miles of Route 120 from Mar­court Drive to Route 133 in the town of New Cas­tle, Westch­ester County ($900,000)

• 12.8 miles of Route 202 from Route 59 in the vil­lage of Suf­fern to Route 306 in the town of Ramapo, Rock­land County, ($3.5 mil­lion)

• 21.6 miles of Route 9W from Route 218 and Route 293 in the town of High­lands to An­gola Road in Corn­wall, Orange County ($4 mil­lion)

• 20.8 miles of the Ta­conic State Park­way from Wil­low Lane to Cold Spring Road in the towns of Clin­ton, Stan­ford, and Mi­lan in Dutchess County ($6 mil­lion)

• 1.3 miles on Route 52 from west of Tama­rack Road to Bir­chall Road in Wawars­ing, Ul­ster County ($750,000)

• 3.6 miles of Route 209 from Route 52 in the vil­lage of El­lenville to the Ron­d­out Creek in the town of Warars­ing in Ul­ster County ($1.2 mil­lion)

• 11.2 miles on Route 97 from Route 5S to County Route 23 in the town of High­land, Sul­li­van County ($3.3 mil­lion)

The funds are part of a to­tal $403.3 mil­lion for pave­ment im­prove­ments on nearly 1,700 miles of road­way across New York State and in­cludes projects in Dutchess, Orange, Put­nam, Rock­land, Sul­li­van, Ul­ster and Westch­ester coun­ties

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