State to spend $4.86 million on St. Lawrence County road repairs and paving
The state is planning to spend $4.86 million to pave 35.7 miles of its highways in St. Lawrence County this summer and fall.
The local allotment is part of $25.9 million for projects to pave and repair 194.1 lane miles of state roads across the entire North Country, including projects in Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Hamilton, Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties, announced a press release from the governor’s office today.The projects will be completed this year, said the press release.
The funding is part of a total $403.3 million for pavement improvements on nearly 1,700 miles of roadway across the state, including budgeted capital construction funds and $100 million in new funding.
Maintenance paving work keeps New York’s highways in a state of good repair, and this investment delays the need for more costly, in depth repairs, the press release 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,” state transportation department commissioner Matthew J. Driscoll said.
Paving and repair work will take place on the following state roads in St. Lawrence County:
• 8.5 miles on Route 37 between Morristown and Ogdensburg in Ogdensburg and the town of Oswegatchie, St. Lawrence County ($1.2 million);
• 7.9 miles on Route 3 between Cranberry Lake and Seveys Corners in the towns of Clifton and Colton, St. Lawrence County ($1.1 million);
• 1.5 miles on Route 11C between Winthrop and Brasher Falls in the towns of Stockholm and Brasher, St. Lawrence County ($260,000);
• 7 miles on Route 11C between Brasher Falls and Cotey Corners in the town of Brasher and Lawrence, St Lawrence County ($1.2 million);
• 10.8 miles on Route 12 from the St. Lawrence county line to Chippewa Bay in the town of Hammond, St. Lawrence County ($1.1 million); and
• 11 miles on Route 11 from the St. Lawrence county line to Brushton, in the town of Moira, Franklin County ($1.4 million).
The projects have been designed to minimize traffic impacts.
Motorists are reminded that fines are doubled for speeding in work zones. In accordance with the Work Zone Safety Act of 2005, convictions of two or more speeding violations in a work zone could result in the suspension of an individual’s driver’s license.
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