Friday, July 28th, 2017

State funds released for Wayne County road projects


Five road paving and repair projects in the 54th Senate District, totaling $6.24 million and 30.3 miles, will be completed this summer and fall with support from capital construction funds in the state budget as well as new funding for infrastructure improvements.

These projects, meant to enhance safety and improve traffic flow, complement Finger Lakes Forward, the region’s comprehensive plan to drive economic growth and community development.

“Safe and reliable infrastructure is the backbone of any economy and this funding will help ensure roadways across the region remain in good repair and able to meet the needs of New Yorkers, businesses and visitors alike,” Governor Cuomo said.

The following local paving and repair work project in the 54th District received approval and will take place this year:

• 6.9 miles on Route 14 from Route 104 to the village of Sodus Point in the town of Sodus in Wayne County in the amount of $600,000

• 3 miles on Route 370 between Route 104 and Westbury Road in the towns of Wolcott and Butler in Wayne County in the amount of $1 million

According to Lori Maher, public information officer for the NYSDOT Rochester regional office approximately 1,325 vehicles travel that stretch of Route 14 daily in Sodus, which she said classifies it as a “lower volume highway.”

It was thought that Route 14 in Sodus/Sodus Point was not to be in the budget for several years.
The last time any work was done on the stretch between Sodus Point and Route 104 was back in 2001 when the DOT added a 1.5-inch overlay on top of the existing surface. Maher explained that that portion of the highway was originally concrete and asphalt overlays have since been added to it.

“These projects to repave and repair roadways across the Wayne County/Finger Lakes region will not only ensure that motorists have safe, smooth roads to drive on as they travel throughout our communities but also turn businesses and industries into destinations along these roads. Including money in the state budget this year to both maintain the roadways of the Finger Lakes region and support the businesses and industries around the area was a top priority for me,” stated State Senator Pam Helming.

These maintenance projects will keep roadways throughout the 54th District in good condition and prevent more costly and in-depth repairs while improving safety and ensuring that the region remains economically competitive. These roadways serve as important connectors for their communities, linking residents to downtowns, business districts, industries, and more.

Senator Helming represents the 54th Senate District, which consists of Seneca and Wayne Counties, parts of Cayuga and Ontario Counties, and the towns of Lansing and Webster.