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State will spend $1.9 million to repave part of 31A, from 98 to Medina

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 23 January 2020 at 5:46 pm

(Editor’s Note: This article was updated to state the repaving will be on Route 31A and not Route 98.)

The state Department of Transportation plans to spend $1.9 million to repave Route 31A from Route 98 to Route 31 in Medina, about a 10-mile stretch of the road.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the project today as part of $151 million in paving work for 95 projects in the state. The governor said the projects are in response to extreme weather events.

This new funding, provided through the PAVE NY Initiative, complements $743 million in direct State aid provided for local road and bridge projects that helped renew approximately 3,700 lane miles of road across New York State.

“New York continues to make nation-leading investments in the renewal and modernization of the State’s roads, bridges, transit systems and airports,” Governor Cuomo said. “These investments are laying the foundation to ensure sustained growth throughout the 21st century in tourism, business and workforce development, and economic opportunities.”

This sustained infrastructure investment will enhance the safety of the State’s highways and reduce roadway roughness, making these pavements more fuel efficient. The projects announced today will begin this spring and will be completed during the winter of 2020.

“The increasing frequency and intensity of extreme weather has had devastating impacts on the State’s transportation network,” said State Department of Transportation Commissioner Marie Therese Dominguez. “Through the renewal and hardening of our State’s infrastructure, New York continues to support the rejuvenation of our local communities and regional economic growth.”

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