Albany, NY – Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced $103.8 million for projects to pave and repair 192 lane miles of state roads across the Mid-Hudson Valley through this summer and fall. The infrastructure investment includes projects in Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster and Westchester counties. The projects will be completed this year.
“Safe and reliable infrastructure is the backbone of any economy and this funding will help ensure roadways across the region remain in good repair and able to meet the needs of New Yorkers, businesses and visitors alike,” Governor Cuomo said. “This administration has made an unprecedented investment in rebuilding New York’s transportation network, work that will improve the quality of life for residents and lay the groundwork for future growth and prosperity.”
The funds are part of a total $403.3 million for pavement improvements on nearly 1,700 miles of roadway across New York State, including budgeted capital construction funds and $100 million in new funding.
Maintenance paving work keeps New York’s highways in a state of good repair, and this investment delays the need for more costly, in depth repairs. The repair and modernization of our state’s transportation infrastructure will improve safety and ensure that state and local communities remain economically competitive.
New York State Department of Transportation Commissioner Matthew J. Driscoll said, “The roads we are paving this summer range from high-volume interstates to rural routes, but all are important connectors between and within communities, linking downtowns to business districts and supporting our agriculture and tourism industries. I thank Governor Cuomo for this investment in our highway system.”
Paving and repair work will take place on the following roads:
• 23 miles on Interstate 684 from Interstate 84 in the town of Southeast, Putnam County, to Hardscrabble Road in the town of North Salem, Westchester County ($55.2 million)
• 18 miles on Interstate 684 from Route 172 to Harris Road in the town of Bedford, Westchester County ($6.5 million)
• 15 miles on the Saw Mill River Parkway from Grant Street to Roaring Brook Road in the towns of Mount Pleasant and New Castle, Westchester County ($4.4 million)
• 3.2 miles of Route 120 from Marcourt Drive to Route 133 in the town of New Castle, Westchester County ($900,000)
• 12.8 miles of Route 202 from Route 59 in the village of Suffern to Route 306 in the town of Ramapo, Rockland County, ($3.5 million)
• 14 miles on the Taconic State Parkway from Interstate 84 to Hortontown Road in the town of East Fishkill, Dutchess County, and the town of Kent, Putnam County ($4.4 million)
• 5 miles of Route 6 from Route 52 to Tilly Foster Road in the town of Carmel, Putnam County ($1.7 million)
• 4 miles on Route 9D from just north of Hudson Avenue to just north of Dogwood Lane and Route 376 from just south of Red Oaks Mill Road to Sheldon Drive in the towns of Fishkill and Lagrange, Dutchess County ($2 million)
• 28 miles on Route 17 between Arden Road and the Rockland county line in the town of Tuxedo, Orange County (an estimated $6.1 million)
• 10.5 miles on Route 302 between Routes 17K and 52 in the town of Crawford, Orange County ($3.8 million)
• 21.6 miles of Route 9W from Route 218 and Route 293 in the town of Highlands to Angola Road in Cornwall, Orange County ($4 million)
• 20.8 miles of the Taconic State Parkway from Willow Lane to Cold Spring Road in the towns of Clinton, Stanford, and Milan in Dutchess County ($6 million)
• 1.3 miles on Route 52 from west of Tamarack Road to Birchall Road in Wawarsing, Ulster County ($750,000)
• 3.6 miles of Route 209 from Route 52 in the village of Ellenville to the Rondout Creek in the town of Wararsing in Ulster County ($1.2 million)
• 11.2 miles on Route 97 from Route 5S to County Route 23 in the town of Highland, Sullivan County ($3.3 million)
Consistent with Governor Cuomo’s Driver’s First Initiative, the projects have been designed to minimize traffic impacts.
Motorists are reminded that fines are doubled for speeding in work zones. In accordance with the Work Zone Safety Act of 2005, convictions of two or more speeding violations in a work zone could result in the suspension of an individual’s driver’s license.
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