Two paving projects eyed by state for region
Two regional projects are included in state funding to support the renewal of roads impacted by extreme weather. The funding supports repaving projects at 64 locations, totaling almost 520 lane miles of pavement, and complements the record level of investment in infrastructure across the state.
Projects happening locally include:
• $1.9 million to resurface Route 430 from Route 394 to Long Point Road in the towns of Chautauqua and Ellery and the village of Mayville in Chautauqua County.
• $650,000 to resurface Route 20 from Eden-Evans Center Road to Sturgeon Point Road in the town of Evans in Erie County.
“We are making historic investments in transportation infrastructure to create safer roads and smooth, hassle-free commutes for all travelers,” Gov. Kathy Hochul said. “New York is home to extreme weather year-round, and this $100 million in funding will be vital to helping ensure that our road conditions are safe for our hardest-hit communities.”
Through sustained investment in transportation infrastructure, New York state is enhancing quality of life for all New Yorkers, making State highways safer and more efficient while encouraging local commerce and tourism. The current Department of Transportation five-year capital plan provides historic funding for road and bridge repair and modernization, and this critical infrastructure funding will help restore hundreds of lane miles of highway impacted by extreme weather.
The paving is expected to begin this year.