Part of 98 in Barre to be repaved following harsh winter weather

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 7 March 2019 at 2:39 pm

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced $128 million in new state funding for repaving projects on state roads, including a portion of Route 98 in the Town of Barre.

The governor’s announcement said the roads were all 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 governor said. 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.”

In the Finger Lakes region – Orleans, Genesee, Wyoming, Livingston, Monroe, Wayne, Ontario, Yates and Seneca counties – the projects include approximately $12.8 million to renew 118 lane miles of the following roads:

• $980,000 to resurface Route 98 from Puzzey Road to Route 31A in Orleans County.

• $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.

• $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.

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