Senator Outlines Vital Transportation Projects

Catharine Young

July 20, 2005

Bond Act Faces Voters In November


State Senator Catharine "Cathy" Young (R,I,C - Olean) today outlined local transportation projects vital to the economy of the 57th Senate District. The projects, revealed after an agreement was reached between the Senate, Assembly and Executive, totals nearly $40 billion. Voters will have the opportunity to vote on the bond act this November.

"It’s great that our local projects are included in the Transportation Bond Act," Senator Young said. "With the passage of the bond act, we will be able to start building the next section of Route 219. Not only are there many important bridge and highway projects, the bond act also targets rail upgrades throughout the district. With rail traffic continuing to grow, it’s imperative that we provide the necessary infrastructure to ensure the region’s role in the rail freight industry."

The five-year plan includes a $17.9 billion transportation capital plan administered by the State Department of Transportation (DOT), and a $17.9 billion Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) capital plan. The program, which will fund transportation needs through 2010, will help New York maintain and improve multiple elements of the State's transportation
infrastructure, including local roads and bridges, transit systems, the State's freight and passenger rail network, airports, canals, and ferry and port facilities.

Notable local projects:

Allegany County

Bridge Rehabilitation Rt. 19 & Genesee River
Highway Rehabilitation I-86 Friendship - Belvidere
Highway Rehabilitation I-86 County Line - Cuba
Highway Rehabilitation I-86 Belmont - Angelica
Bridge Rehabilitation CR 16 Angelica & Baker Creeks

Cattaraugus County

Bridge Rehabilitation Rt. 353 / Allegheny River
Bridge Rehabilitation Rt. 16 Branch Ischua Creek & Farwell Hollow
Highway Rehabilitation I-86 Exit 16 - Exit 17
Highway Rehabilitation Rt. 219 (Section V); Peters Road - Rt. 39

Chautauqua County 

Bridge Rehabilitation Rt. 5 & 20 Cattaraugus Creek
Highway Rehabilitation I-86 Sherman - Bemus Point
Highway Rehabilitation Rt. 60 / W. Harrison Street & Rt. 394
Highway Rehabilitation WNYPARR - Various crossings
Highway Rehabilitation Rt. 62 / I-86
Highway Rehabilitation I-86 Ramps

Livingston County

Bridge Rehabilitation Genesee River Trail at Rt. 36
Bridge Rehabilitation Pioneer Road Bridge over Canaseraga Creek
Highway Rehabilitation I-390 Ramps @ Exits 6, 7, 8 & 9
Bridge Rehabilitation Bailey Road Bridge over Keshequa Creek

Click HERE for a complete statewide listing of projects.