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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo yesterday announced $23.5 million for projects to pave and repair 146.9 lane miles of state roads across Central New York this summer and fall. The infrastructure investment, which complements "Central NY Rising"—the region's successful strategy to grow the economy and create new opportunities— includes projects in Cayuga, Cortland, Madison, Onondaga and Oswego 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:
  • 10.6 miles on Route 69 from Bergdorf Road to County Route 17A in the towns of Parish and Amboy, Oswego County ($1.4 million)
  • 5.6 miles on Route 264 from the Schroeppel north town line to State Route 3 in the town of Palermo, Oswego County ($803,000)
  • 12.6 miles on Route 264 from County Route 57 to the Schroeppel town line in the village of Phoenix, Oswego County ($2.2 million)
  • 3.3 miles on Route 5 from the Cayuga County line to Hamilton Road in the town of Elbridge, Onondaga County ($859,000)
  • 4.2 miles on Route 31 from just east of Lawton Road to the Cicero-North Syracuse High School in the town of Cicero, Onondaga County ($2.2 million)
  • 9 miles on Route 174 from Rose Hill Road to Route 20 in the towns of Marcellus and Spafford in Onondaga County ($1.9 million)
  • 10.8 miles on Route 34B from Kings Corners Road to Route 34 in the towns of Fleming, Scipio and Venice, Cayuga County ($1.8 million)
  • 6.6 miles on Route 38 from just south of Route 90 to the Moravia south village line in the towns of Locke and Moravia, Cayuga County ($942,000)
  • 16.8 miles on Route 41A from Reynolds Road to the Onondaga County line in the towns of Sempronius and Niles, Cayuga County ($2.8 million)
  • 15.4 miles on Route 104A from the village of Fair Haven to the Oswego County line in the town of Sterling, Cayuga County ($1.1 million)
  • 14 miles on Route 13 from the Cortland northern city line to Town Line Road in the towns of Cortlandville and Homer, Cortland County ($1.4 million)
  • 8 miles on Route 221 from Cold Spring Road to Routes 26&41 in the towns of Marathon and Willet, Cortland County ($1.6 million)
  • 12 miles on Route 392 from the Tompkins County line to South Hill Road in the town of Virgil, Cortland County ($1.5 million)
  • 11 miles on Route 215 from Route 392 to the Cortland county line in the towns of Virgil and Cortlandville, Cortland County ($1.8 million)
  • 7 miles on Route 12B from the village of Hamilton to Route 20 in the towns of Madison and Eaton, Madison County ($1.2 million)

NYSDOT reminds 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.
Consistent with Governor Cuomo's Driver's First Initiative, the projects have been designed to minimize traffic impacts.

Accelerating Central NY Rising

These projects complement 'Central NY Rising', the region's comprehensive blueprint to generate robust economic growth and community development. The state has already invested nearly $3 billion in the region since 2012 to lay the groundwork for the plan – capitalizing on global market opportunities, strengthening entrepreneurship and creating an inclusive economy. Today, unemployment is down to the lowest levels since before the Great Recession; personal and corporate income taxes are down; and businesses are choosing places like Syracuse, Oswego and Auburn as a destination to grow and invest in.

Now, the region is accelerating Central NY Rising with a $500 million State investment through the Upstate Revitalization Initiative, announced by Governor Cuomo in December 2015. The State's $500 million investment will incentivize private business to invest well over $2.5 billion – and the region's plan, as submitted, projects up to 5,900 new jobs.

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