2,000 petitions presented in Albany to pave Parkway

Posted 29 March 2016 at 12:00 am

Provided photos – Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R-Batavia) today delivers nearly 2,000 petition signatures asking for repair of the Lake Ontario State Parkway to Gov. Cuomo’s office in Albany.

Press Release, State Assemblyman Steve Hawley

After decades of neglect and the deplorable and continuing deterioration of the Lake Ontario State Parkway, Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R-Batavia) has delivered nearly 2,000 petitions signed by local residents asking for state support to better repair and maintain the highway.

“This is one of the main arteries of Western New York and a popular scenic byway that has been deteriorating for far too long due to our harsh winters and lack of state support,” Hawley said. “The roadway offers residents from around the country access to Lake Ontario, which includes one of the best brown trout fishing spots in the entire country and is a primary tourist destination in my district.”

Hawley has written to the governor multiple times on this issue, and even sent a video as he drove “carefully” on the parkway but more and more money continues to go to downstate infrastructure projects.

“Downstate legislators and Gov. Cuomo do not understand the remarkable importance this roadway has on our local economy and the safety of the thousands of families who drive here every year,” Hawley said. “This is why I have gone straight to the voters for support and was pleased to present evidence of tremendous local interest to Gov. Cuomo in the midst of budget negotiations. My hope is to secure funding as we approach the budget deadline at the end of the month.”