senate Bill S378

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Includes part of Ridge Road in the city of Lackawanna as a state highway

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S378 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A76
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Highway Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง341, Hway L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S7365, A10729

S378 - Bill Texts

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Includes part of Ridge Road in the city of Lackawanna as a state highway.

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BILL NUMBER:S378

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the highway law, in relation to including part of Ridge Road in
the city of Lackawanna as a state highway

PURPOSE:
Enactment of this legislation would designate Ridge Road in the City
of Lackawanna as a state highway, thereby relieving the city of the
costs and effort associated with the care and maintenance of such road.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1 amends paragraph 1 of subdivision 14 of section 341 of the
highway law, as amended by chapter 639 of the laws of 1987, to
include the portion of Ridge Road beginning at the western line of
the town of West Seneca running generally westerly on or near Ridge
Road through the city of Lackawanna to a point on state highway 5.

EXISTING LAW:
Under existing law, the this portion of Ridge Road is a city road.

JUSTIFICATION:
The City of Lackawanna faces serious financial challenges. Over the
past 30 years, the City has seen its revenues decrease while the cost
of its aging infrastructure continues to rise. Although city leaders
should be commenced for their efforts, the maintenance and upkeep of
this portion of Ridge Road (2.5 miles) is costly, given the poor
condition of the bridges located on this road and heavy traffic volume.

This section of Ridge Road is highly traveled and connects residents
of the city of Buffalo to NYS Route 5, a major thoroughfare and
access point to downtown Buffalo and the Southtowns. Given its
central location, many businesses use this access point to truck
their goods to locations across the state and country, increasing the
wear and tear on the road and bridge.
Designating this portion of Ridge Road as a state highway will relieve
the financial burden on the municipality. The city of Lackawanna
supports this bill.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2012: S.7365

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
The City of Lackawanna states that, based on design estimates, the
cost of repair to the Ridge Road Bridge over the Buffalo and
Pittsburgh Railroad will be $1.3 million. Additional upkeep costs of
the road are minimal.

LOCAL FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
Beneficial to City of Lackawanna, New York.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
Immediately.


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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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                                   378

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. KENNEDY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation

AN ACT to amend the highway law, in relation to including part of  Ridge
  Road in the city of Lackawanna as a state highway

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Paragraph 1 of subdivision 14 of section 341 of the highway
law, as amended by chapter 639 of the laws of 1987, is amended  to  read
as follows:
  1.  Beginning  at  a  state  highway in or near the hamlet of Collins,
thence running generally easterly through or near the village of Spring-
ville to a state highway in or near the hamlet of Sardinia; beginning at
a state highway in or near the village of Farnham, thence running gener-
ally easterly through or near the village of North Collins  to  a  state
highway  in  or  near the hamlet of Langford; beginning at state highway
two, thence running generally easterly through or near the  villages  of
Orchard Park and East Aurora and the hamlet of Wales Center to the Erie-
Wyoming  county line; beginning at a state highway in or near the hamlet
of Wales Center, thence running generally  southeasterly  to  the  Erie-
Wyoming county line; Mile Strip road, beginning at a state highway in or
near  the hamlet of Woodlawn, thence running generally easterly to state
highway nine thousand two hundred sixty-nine; beginning at  the  eastern
city line of Buffalo near Seneca street, thence running generally south-
easterly to state highway nine thousand three hundred eighty-one; begin-
ning  at  the  eastern  city line of Buffalo near Clinton street, thence
running generally easterly through or near the hamlet of Marilla to  the
Erie-Wyoming  county line; beginning at the eastern city line of Buffalo
near Broadway, thence running generally easterly  through  or  near  the
villages  of Depew, Lancaster and Alden to the Erie-Genesee county line;
beginning at the eastern city  line  of  Buffalo  near  Genesee  street,

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00113-01-3

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thence  running  generally  easterly  through  or  near  the  hamlets of
Bowmansville, Millgrove and Crittendon to the Erie-Genesee county  line;
beginning  at  the eastern city line of Buffalo at the Kensington avenue
arterial,  thence running generally easterly through or near the village
of Depew to a state highway in or near the  hamlet  of  Millgrove,  said
highway  to be built with control of access as determined by the commis-
sioner; beginning at the northern city line of Buffalo near Main street,
thence running  generally  easterly  through  or  near  the  village  of
Williamsville to the Erie-Genesee county line near the village of Akron;
beginning at state highway one hundred twenty-nine near the Grand Island
bridge,  thence  running  generally  southeasterly and easterly to state
highway one hundred thirty; beginning at a point on state  highway  five
thousand  one  hundred  seventy-two  near Ellicott creek, thence running
generally easterly to a state highway in or near  the  hamlet  of  Getz-
ville;  beginning  at  the  West  River parkway near Staley road, thence
running generally easterly to state  highway  nine  hundred  ninety-one;
beginning  at  state highway five thousand four hundred fifty-two in the
Cattaraugus Indian reservation, thence running generally  northerly  and
northeasterly through or near the villages of Farnham and Angola and the
hamlet  of Athol Springs to the southern city line of Lackawanna; begin-
ning at the Erie-Chautauqua county line in the Cattaraugus Indian reser-
vation, thence running generally northeasterly  to  state  highway  nine
thousand  two  hundred seventeen; beginning at the Grand Island terminus
of the South Grand Island bridge, thence running generally northwesterly
to the Grand Island terminus of the North Grand Island bridge; beginning
at the Erie-Cattaraugus county line in or near the village  of  Gowanda,
thence running generally northerly, northeasterly and northwesterly to a
state highway in or near the hamlet of Athol Springs; beginning at state
highway one thousand sixty-seven, thence running generally northeasterly
to  state  highway  one  thousand eight hundred fifty-six in or near the
hamlet of Athol Springs; beginning at a state highway  in  or  near  the
hamlet  of Collins Center, thence running generally northerly to a state
highway in or near the village of Hamburg; beginning at a state  highway
in or near the village of Hamburg, thence running generally northerly to
the  southern  city line of the city of Lackawanna; beginning at a state
highway known as Mile Strip road, thence running generally northerly  to
the  southern  city  line  of Lackawanna; beginning at the northwesterly
city  line  of  Buffalo,  thence  running  generally  northwesterly  and
northeasterly  to the western city line of Tonawanda; beginning at state
highway twenty-three northwest of the city of  Buffalo,  thence  running
generally  northeasterly  to  state  highway  nine  thousand two hundred
sixteen; beginning at the northern city line of Buffalo, thence  running
generally northerly to the southern city line of Tonawanda near Military
road;  beginning  at state highway nine thousand two hundred twenty-one,
Military road, thence running generally easterly to state  highway  nine
thousand  two hundred twenty, Delaware avenue; beginning at the northern
city line of Buffalo, near Delaware  avenue,  thence  running  generally
northerly  to  the southern city line of Tonawanda; beginning at a point
south of the city of Tonawanda near an interchange  with  an  interstate
highway, thence running generally northerly to the southern city line of
Tonawanda  near  Eggert  road;  beginning  at  the northern city line of
Buffalo near Niagara Falls boulevard, thence running generally northerly
to the Erie-Niagara county line; beginning at a point  on  the  northern
city  line of Buffalo, thence running generally northeasterly to a state
highway in or near the hamlet of Millersport; beginning at a state high-
way south of the hamlet of Getzville  near  Campbell  boulevard,  thence

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running  generally  northerly to the Erie-Niagara county line; beginning
at state highway sixty-seven or state highway nine thousand two  hundred
nineteen  near Slade avenue, thence running generally northerly near the
easterly city line of Buffalo to state highway nine thousand two hundred
sixteen;  Southern  expressway,  beginning at state highway one thousand
three hundred thirty-three  near  the  village  of  Springville,  thence
running generally northerly to the New York state thruway, Erie section,
near  the  city  of Lackawanna, said highway to be built with control of
access; beginning at the Erie-Cattaraugus county line  in  or  near  the
village  of  Springville,  thence running generally northerly to a state
highway in or near the village of Hamburg; beginning at a state  highway
in  or  near  the  hamlet  of  North  Boston,  thence  running generally
northeasterly, northerly and northwesterly through or near  the  village
of  Orchard Park to the eastern city line of Buffalo; beginning at state
highway sixty-seven north of the village of Orchard Park, thence running
generally northerly to state highway nine thousand two hundred  sixteen,
near  Sheridan  drive; beginning at state highway one thousand sixty-six
near the village of Orchard Park,  thence  running  generally  northerly
through  the village of Depew to the Erie-Niagara county line in or near
the hamlet of Millersport; beginning at the Ontario section of  the  New
York state thruway near William street, thence running generally easter-
ly  to  state  highway five hundred twenty-nine in or near the hamlet of
Town Line; Aurora expressway, beginning at the Seneca street interchange
of the Erie section of the New York state thruway, thence running gener-
ally easterly and southeasterly, through or near  the  village  of  East
Aurora to state highway five thousand three hundred seventeen in or near
the  hamlet  of  South  Wales,  said highway to be built with control of
access; beginning at a state highway in  the  village  of  East  Aurora,
thence  running  generally northerly to a state highway; beginning in or
near the hamlet of Glenwood, thence running generally northwesterly to a
state highway in or  near  the  village  of  Orchard  Park  near  Duells
Corners;  beginning  at  the Erie-Cattaraugus county line in or near the
hamlet of Chaffee, thence running  generally  northwesterly  through  or
near  the  hamlets  of Holland and South Wales to a state highway in the
village of East Aurora; beginning at a state highway west of the  hamlet
of  Wales  Center,  thence  running generally northerly to state highway
five hundred twenty-nine; beginning at a  state  highway  south  of  the
village  of  Akron,  thence  running  generally  northerly, westerly and
northerly to the Erie-Niagara county line west of the  Tonawanda  Indian
reservation; beginning at a point on the eastern city line of Buffalo at
or near Walden avenue, thence running generally easterly through or near
the villages of Depew and Lancaster to a point on a state highway north-
west  of  the village of Alden; beginning at or near Maple avenue in the
town of Amherst, thence running generally northerly to a point on  state
highway  one  thousand four hundred ninety-two; beginning at or near the
Southern expressway, thence running generally easterly to state  highway
one  thousand  six  hundred sixty-five; BEGINNING AT THE WESTERN LINE OF
THE TOWN OF WEST SENECA, THENCE RUNNING GENERALLY WESTERLY  ON  OR  NEAR
RIDGE  ROAD  THROUGH  THE CITY OF LACKAWANNA TO A POINT ON STATE HIGHWAY
FIVE.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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