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State approves $100M for paving due to brutal winter, including $1M for 31 in Albion

Staff Reports Posted 30 April 2018 at 1:48 pm

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced more than $100 million in state funding to repave and enhance roadways impacted by the harsh weather this past winter.

One of the projects is in Orleans County and includes $1.0 million to resurface Route 31 in the Village of Albion.

The state 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, according to the governor’s announcement.

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, Cuomo said.

“These investments are critical to our transportation system and essential for community growth and regional economic competitiveness,” the governor 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.

Orleans County is in the Finger Lakes Region, where the state approved $12.3 million to pave 155 lane miles of the roads in Orleans, Genesee, Wyoming, Livingston, Monroe, Wayne, Ontario, Yates, Seneca counties. The projects in the Finger Lakes include:

• $1.1 million to resurface Route 89 from Canoga to Routes 5 and 20 in Seneca County.

• $1.0 million to resurface Route 31 in the Village of Albion in Orleans County.

• $1.0 million to resurface Route 36 from Route 31 to Route 531 in Monroe County.

• $430,000 to resurface Route 65 from Erie Canal to Route 31 in Monroe County.

• $957,000 to resurface Route 20 from Route 36 to Route 5 in Livingston County.

• $1.5 million to resurface Route 89 from Route 31 to Route 104 in Wayne County.

• $1.5 million to resurface Route 245 from Route 247 to Route 14A in Ontario County.

• $1.0 million to resurface Route 19 from Randall Road to Route 33 in Genesee County.

• $1.0 million to resurface Route 78 from Route 19 to Route 362 in Wyoming County.

• $763,000 to resurface Route 260 from Route 104 to Route 18 in Monroe County.

• $1.3 million to resurface Route 15 from Spring Water to County Route 71 in Livingston County.

• $652,000 to resurface on Routes 414, 79 and 54 in Schuyler and Yates counties.

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