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Governor announces paving project for Western New York

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Posted at 1:07 PM, Jul 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-08 08:18:05-04

This morning Governor Cuomo announced a project to pave and repair 167 miles of state roads across Western New York this summer and fall. 

$12.9 million will be used for the infrastructure investment that will be completed this year, according to the governor's office. 

These funds are a part of a total $403.3 million for 1,700 miles of roadway across New York State. 

The governor's office believes the repair and modernization of the state's infrastructure will improve safety and ensure the state stays economically competitive. 

The state transportation department says the roads being paved range from high-volume interstates to rural routes. 

Here are some of the roads involved in the project: 

•20.9 miles on Route 77 from Route 31 to the western Genesee County line in the towns of Lockport and Royalton, Niagara County 

•2.3 miles on Route 31 between Route 429 and Route 425 in the towns of Wheatfield and Pendleton, Niagara County 

•0.7 miles on Walden Avenue (Route 952Q) between the Buffalo city line and Harlem Road (Route 240) in the Town of Cheektowaga, Erie County 

•1.9 miles on Route 20 between Routes 240/277 and Angle Road in the town of Orchard Park, Erie County 

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