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$8.6M Canisteo roadway project in Steuben County concludes

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Governor Kathy Hochul announced the completion of an $8.6 million modernization project on State Routes 36 and 248 in Canisteo, Steuben County.


Spearheaded by the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT), the project revamped the vital roadways with new pavement, enhanced sidewalks, dedicated turning lanes, and modern lighting. These updates aim to boost safety and augment the aesthetic appeal of Canisteo, a historic community that plays a pivotal role in connecting the Southern Tier Region and the City of Hornell.

The improvements are part of the larger “Southern Tier Soaring” initiative, a comprehensive strategy to invigorate communities and stimulate the economy in the region. Governor Hochul highlighted that the infrastructural enhancements will make Canisteo more pedestrian-friendly, ultimately fostering a conducive environment for living, working, and raising families.

With this project, Canisteo, known for its “Living Sign” of pine trees spelling out the village’s name, witnesses a rejuvenation in line with recent beautification endeavors in Watkins Glen and Montour Falls.