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Halfmoon to receive state funds for paving roads

Halfmoon to receive state funds for paving roads

Halfmoon to receive state funds for paving roads
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HALFMOON -- The town is one of a group of municipalities that will receive funding from New York state to complete paving projects.

The funding is part of a newly announced state Department of Transportation initiative that will see $11.7 million allocated to paving 37 miles of road across the Capital Region over the next two years, specifically in Albany, Saratoga and Rensselaer counties.

DOT described all of the selected roads as “vital connectors” in their respective communities.

Specifically, .3 miles on Route 9 in Halfmoon, between Crescent and Vischer Ferry Road, and Plank Road, will be paved.

The work is expected to start in October of 2020, according to the DOT.

In the towns of Malta and Stillwater, 3.9 miles will be paved between Route 9 and Route 423.

State Sen. Daphne Jordan, R-Halfmoon, who previously served on the Halfmoon Town Board, said in a release that the initiative is important in keeping local roads in good shape.

“State DOT’s announcement of $11.7 million for the resurfacing of 37 miles of pavement in Saratoga County, Rensselaer County and other area across our Capital Region is a crucial part of the state’s continued investment in roads that are safer, stronger and more reliable for motorist,” Jordan said.

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