BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — On Friday, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced funding for new pavement renewal projects in the state, including nearly $43 million for Western New York.
"New York continues to lead the nation in demonstrating that infrastructure investments supporting economic growth can be balanced with protecting our precious environmental and natural resources," Governor Cuomo said. "These investments are laying the foundation for sustained growth in tourism and business development while enhancing the resilience of the supporting infrastructure."
The $42.5 million will renew 234 lane miles of the following roads in Niagara, Erie, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus and Allegany counties
- $ 3.0 million to resurface I-86 from Exit 28 (Cuba) to Exit 29 (Friendship) in the Towns of Cuba and Friendship, Allegany County.
- $ 1.4 million to resurface Route 21 from North Andover Village limit to the vicinity of the Route 21/244 intersection in the Towns of Alfred and Andover, Allegany County.
- $ 1.0 million to resurface Route 243 from Cattaraugus County Line to 700 feet south of the intersection of Route 243/Brookside Drive in Allegany County.
- $ 13.8 million to resurface I-86 from exit 17 to exit 20 in the Towns of Cold Spring, Red House and Salamanca and in the City of Salamanca, Cattaraugus County.
- $ 961,000 to resurface Route 16 from the bridge over Elton Creek (at Church Street) to Erie County Line in the Village of Delevan and Town of Yorkshire, Cattaraugus County.
- $ 1.8 million to resurface Route 20 from Pennsylvania State Line to the Village of Westfield in the Towns of Ripley and Westfield and the Villages of Ripley and Westfield, Chautauqua County.
- $ 12.8 million to resurface I-290 From I-190 to I-90 in the Towns of Amherst and Tonawanda, Erie County.
- $ 2.1 million to resurface Route 263 (Millersport Highway) from Route 270 (Campbell Boulevard) to Route 78 (Transit Road) in Erie County.
- $ 5.6 million to resurface I-190 Northbound from Route 384 (Buffalo Avenue) to Route 31 (Witmer Road) in the City of Niagara Falls and the Town of Niagara, Niagara County.
In addition, the governor announced $3.7 million for the following projects in Genesee, Orleans, and Wyoming counties
- $ 1.3 million to resurface Route 98 from Route 20 to the City of Batavia (South Limit) in the Towns of Alexander and Batavia, Genesee County.
- $ 1.2 million to resurface Route 237 from the Genesee County Line to the Village of Holley (South Limit) in the Towns of Clarendon and Murray, Orleans County.
- $ 1.2 million to resurface Route 98 from Route 20A to Route 354 in the Towns of Sheldon, Bennington, and Attica, Wyoming County.
Senator Tim Kennedy, Chair of the Senate Committee on Transportation, said, "Investment in our infrastructure directly impacts our local economies across New York State, providing a safe pathway for the transportation of goods and services that so many rely on. Strong transportation networks are critical to attracting new jobs and businesses, and as we build back from the COVID-19 pandemic, this funding for environmentally conscious repairs will be an essential component to New York's recovery."
The state allocated a total of $357 million in funds, with the majority ($58.3 million) going towards the Mid-Hudson Valley.