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$46 million coming to Western New York to repair thruways



New York – $46 million will be sent to Western New York for two major paving projects on the Thruway, which will benefit more than 14 million motorists annually.

According to Gov. Kathy Hochul, those funds will help resurface more than 100 miles of Thruway lanes.

“New York is investing billions of dollars into rebuilding and improving roads, bridges, and other infrastructure to ensure our transportation systems are safe and reliable for generations to come,” Gov. Hochul said. “As the gateway to Western New York, this 26-mile section of the Thruway is a vital corridor for commuters, tourists, and commercial traffic and is an engine for local economies. New York is building back stronger from the pandemic and delivering a state-of-the-art, 21st-century infrastructure worthy of New Yorkers and domestic and international guests.”

The work will take place from just beyond the Pembroke – Medina exit in Genesee County all the way to the LeRoy – Rochester exit.

“The Thruway Authority is continuously and strategically reinvesting toll dollars to enhance safety, reliability, and improve roads and bridges to create a modern transportation artery,” Thruway Authority Executive Director Matthew J. Driscoll said. “These two projects totaling $46 million are just a portion of the more than $397 million the Thruway will award for projects statewide this year alone.”

Making a smoother ride for the nearly 80,000 drivers who travel that stretch every day, the improvements include full and partial depth repairs and full pavement resurfacing.

By fall 2023, those projects are expected to be complete.