State, local officials highlight benefits of Route 15 bridge project in Steuben County

Thomas F. O'Mara

August 20, 2012

New York State Department of Transportation Commissioner Joan McDonald announced today that construction is under way on a $31 million project that will build six bridges on Route 15 in the Town of Lindley, Steuben County. This is the second and final phase of a project that will complete the final five-mile stretch of future Interstate 99, connecting Corning, N.Y., to Williamsport, Pa.

[Read more in today's Corning Leader, attached below]

NYSDOT Assistant Commissioner Rod Sechrist and Acting Regional Director Brian Kelly joined with state and local officials this morning at the project site along the future interstate highway, to celebrate the start of this final phase of the project.

State Senator Tom O'Mara said, "This is truly exciting and long-awaited progress for the Southern Tier and the states of New York and Pennsylvania. It’s also a tribute to the dedication and perseverance of so many community leaders and residents over so many years, and we’ve appreciated the steadfast commitment of DOT Region 6 to keep moving it forward. Once completed, I-99 will be a better, safer, less congested and more efficient roadway for those who travel it every day. It will represent a vital economic corridor between New York and Pennsylvania. We continue to be grateful for opportunities to mark the milestones on our way to enhancing one of America’s outstanding interstate highway systems."