Governor Andrew Cuomo today (April 30) announced more than $100 million in state funding to repave and enhance roadways impacted by the harsh weather this past winter.
Funding will support 84 projects and the renewal of nearly 1,000 lane miles of pavement across the state, including at least one project in every county and New York City.
The new funding, awarded through the Harsh Winter Paving Initiative, is in addition to nearly $300 million previously committed for projects that repave approximately 1,600 lane miles of road across New York State.
The unprecedented infrastructure investment will make state highways safer and more efficient, while encouraging local commerce and tourism. The projects will take place throughout the summer and into fall, and will be completed this year.
“These investments are critical to our transportation system and essential for community growth and regional economic competitiveness,” Governor Cuomo said. “By infusing more than $100 million in state funds to revitalize our roads, we are enhancing the quality of life for all New Yorkers while ensuring every traveler remains safe throughout the Empire State.”
The State Budget included $65 million in Extreme Weather Recovery funds for locally-owned roadways, and this additional $100 million investment will support the renewal of state-owned roadways.
This critical funding is supported through the New York State Department of Transportation’s five-year capital plan and is in addition to the $743 million provided in this year’s budget in direct state aid to local governments for road and bridge repair and modernization.
“I applaud Governor Cuomo for making this major investment in our state roadways,” New York State Department of Transportation Acting Commissioner Paul A. Karas said. “The roads we are paving this summer provide important connections within and between communities, linking downtowns to business districts and supporting our agriculture and tourism industries.”
The projects in Central New York include approximately $16.4 million in projects to pave 134 lane miles of the following roads in Oswego, Onondaga, Cayuga, Cortland and Madison counties:
- $2.2 million to address pavement cracking on Route 11 from the village of Pulaski north line to the Jefferson County Line in Oswego County.
- $1.2 million to resurface Route 3 from the village of Mexico‘s north boundary line to Deer Creek in Oswego County.
- $1.1 million to resurface Route 3 from the East Fulton City Line to Route 264 in Oswego County.
- $1.3 million to resurface Route 20 from the Madison County Line to Route 92 in Madison County.
- $1.5 million resurface Route 31, from Stevens Road to Route 690 in Onondaga County.
- $616,000 to resurface Route 41 from Collard Road to Route 20 in Onondaga County.
- $2.8 million to address pavement cracking on Route 34 from the Tompkins County line to Venice Center in Cayuga County.
- $2.7 million to address pavement cracking on Route 41 from Route 26 in Willet to the South Solon Town Line in Cortland County.
- $2.1 million to resurface Route 11 from Route 392 to Route 41 in Cortland County.
- $850,000 to resurface Route 91 from North of Coleman Hill Road to Route 173 in Onondaga County.