Capital Region

Additional state paving projects announced

Funding to deal with highways damaged by harsh winter

CAPITAL REGION — The state has added to its list of Capital Region highways to be repaved this summer, due to damage done to them by the harsh winter, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced Monday.

In addition to previously scheduled state paving projects, roads in Schenectady, Montgomery, Fulton, Saratoga, Schoharie and Albany counties will see work. 

The projects will be paid for with $100 million in state funding for highway repaving that is specifically set aside for dealing with winter-related repairs, Cuomo said. All the projects will be complete this year.

“These investments are critical to our transportation system and essential for community growth and regional economic competitiveness,” Cuomo said in a prepared statement.

Among the new projects:

  • In Schenectady County, $1.6 million to resurface Route 160 from Route 159 in Duanesburg to Route 5S in Rotterdam.
  • In Albany County, $1.4 million to resurface Route 157 from Route 157A to Route 85, through Thatcher Park in New Scotland.
  • In Saratoga County, $660,000 to resurface Route 32 from Mott Road to Route 197/Reynolds Road in Northumberland.
  • In Fulton County, $2.8 million to pave Route 29 from Lasselville to Route 10A in Caroga Lake.
  • In Montgomery County, $1.7 million to pave Route 10 from Palatine Bridge to the Fulton County line.
  • In Schoharie County, $1.1 million to resurface Route 7 from Merchant Place to the Schenectady County Line.

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