Tri-counties included in state paving

ALBANY — Fulton, Hamilton and Montgomery counties are included in $30 million in projects to pave and repair 162.2 lane miles of state roads across the Mohawk Valley and North Country this summer and fall.

“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,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a news release. “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.

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 Gov. Cuomo for this investment in our highway system.”

Paving and repair work will take place on the following roads:

∫10 miles on Route 10 from Route 10A to the Route 29A overlap in the town of Caroga, Fulton County —$1.4 million.

∫8 miles on Route 334 from Fonda to Sammonsville in the towns of Johnstown and Mohawk, Montgomery and Fulton counties — $1.6 million.

∫ 5.5 miles on Riverside Drive from the village of Fultonville to Route 5S in the village of Fultonville and town of Glen, Montgomery County —$1.7 million.

∫ 17 miles on Route 10 north from the Fulton County line north in the town of Arietta, Hamilton County — $1.8 million.

By Patricia Older

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