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DOT to Oversee Paving of 25 Miles in Four Counties
New York State Department of Transportation Acting Commissioner Paul A. Karas today announced that work is underway on a $7.5 million project to pave six locations encompassing more than 25 miles of state roads in Greene, Albany, Rensselaer and Saratoga counties. The paving projects will ensure the viability of vital routes of commerce in the four counties and keep the strong economic growth in these areas moving forward, as well as providing smoother travel for residents, commuters and visitors.“Roads across the Capital Region are vital to a robust economy, which is why we are making these critical investments in Albany, Greene, Rensselaer and Saratoga counties,” Acting Commissioner Karas said. “The paving work we are performing this year will pay dividends for years to come in the Capital Region, helping to spur economic development while enhancing the lives of local communities.”Work will involve milling the top layer of old pavement and replacing it with a new asphalt surface, as well as repairing isolated deeper areas of damaged pavement. The Department will also oversee traffic signal work and upgrades to sidewalk ramps where necessary along these stretches of road. Motorists should watch for alternating single lanes of traffic controlled by flaggers during project hours.Maintenance paving work keeps New York’s highways in a state of good repair, and this investment delays the need for more costly, in-depth repairs. The repair and modernization of our state’s transportation infrastructure will improve safety and ensure that state and local communities remain economically competitive.Work is underway with milling and paving of 2.1 miles on Route 23 in the town of Cairo, Greene County, between Route 145 and County Route 23B.This will be followed by work on:
Motorists are reminded that fines are doubled for speeding in work zones. In accordance with the Work Zone Safety Act of 2005, convictions of two or more speeding violations in a work zone could result in the suspension of an individual’s driver’s license.
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