New York State D.O.T. crews began ripping up the old blacktop on Route 9G this morning.
Motorists should expect delays between Main Street in Germantown and the Rip Van Winkle Bridge.
Back in the spring the Governor's office put out this press release. Well, it is happening now
GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES $128 MILLION IN FUNDING TO REPAVE ROADS STATEWIDE IMPACTED BY THIS YEAR'S EXTREME WINTER WEATHER
Supports 91 Harsh Winter Paving Initiative Projects Across New York State
Funding Complements the $100 Million Already Committed for Local Paving Projects This Year Under the PAVE NY Program
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced $128 million in new State funding for renewing State roadways impacted by this year's harsh winter weather. Funding will support 91 paving projects and the renewal of approximately 1,000 lane miles of pavement across the state, including at least one project in every county and the City of New York. The new funding, provided through the PAVE NY Initiative, complements $100 million previously committed earlier this year for local projects that renew approximately 3,700 lane miles of road across New York State. This unprecedented infrastructure investment will make state highways safer and more efficient, while encouraging local commerce and tourism. The projects announced today will begin this spring and will be completed later this year.
The current State Budget provides a record level $743 million in direct state aid to local governments for road and bridge repair and modernization. This critical infrastructure funding is supported through the New York State Department of Transportation's five-year capital plan. Through sustained investment in transportation infrastructure, including this latest infusion of $128 million in State funds to revitalize its roadways, New York State is enhancing the quality of life for all New Yorkers.
·$850,000 to resurface Route 9G from County Route 8 (Main Street) to Route 23 in Columbia County.