The state of New York has earmarked a portion of the $100 million awarded for road projects to improve state highway conditions in Cayuga and other central New York counties. Of the total amount, $5.3 million will be used to replace pavement markings and audible roadway delineators, like rumble strips, on state highways in six counties including Cayuga, Cortland, Onondaga, Oswego, Seneca, and Tompkins.
This specific project is among three that will be carried out in the central New York region. The state has approved $3.4 million for the resurfacing of Route 31 from Cicero-North Syracuse High School to South Bay Road in Cicero, Onondaga County. An additional $2.3 million has also been granted for the resurfacing of Carrier and Military circles, which are part of an ongoing Route 635 repaving project in the towns of DeWitt and Salina.
New York Governor Kathy Hochul has stated that this investment targets roadways that have been affected by extreme weather. This funding will support 64 projects to repave or improve a total of 520 lane miles of roads across the state. “We are making historic investments in transportation infrastructure to create safer roads and smooth, hassle-free commutes for all travelers,” Hochul said in a statement. “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.”
Improving the conditions of state highways will undoubtedly have a significant impact on the daily commutes of drivers and passengers in the central New York region. The project is part of the state’s ongoing efforts to ensure that all roads are safe and well-maintained, particularly in areas that have been most affected by extreme weather conditions.
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