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Route 219 push to focus on I-86 end

March 2, 2015

by Rick Miller, Olean Times Herald

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After failing for decades to secure state funding to extend the Route 219 Expressway through Cattaraugus County, supporters are taking a different approach.

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County lawmakers again seek Route 219 funding from state

March 2, 2015

by Rick Miller, Olean Times Herald

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LITTLE VALLEY — Cattaraugus County lawmakers are asking the New York State Legislature to help speed completion of the Route 219 Expressway through the county, beginning with a 1.66-mile segment at the intersection with Interstate 86 east of Salamanca.

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Phase 2 of Route 219 will begin in March

January 23, 2015

 

From The Daily American

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Photo submitted by the Joseph B. Fay Co. of Pittsburgh

C1 Aerial - Somerset
Phase 2 of Route 219 will begin in March – This is an aerial view of the Route 219 project just north of Meyersdale. Photo submitted by the Joseph B. Fay Co. of Pittsburgh. An aerial video of the first phase of the project and a second video of the project managers are available online at www.dailyamerican.com.


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No Route 219 funds in NY budget proposal

January 22, 2015

By Rick Miller, Olean Times Herald

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There was no mention of funding for Route 219 environmental studies in Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s State of the State address Wednesday. Nor was there any specific funding allotted for the Route 219 studies in the proposed $141.6 billion state budget for 2015-16.

“It was a prime opportunity to dedicate some infrastructure funds from the banks settlement,” said State Sen. Catharine Young, R-Olean. “We’ve tried to include funding for the Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) in the state budget for the past three or four years.”

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Cook named president of Continental 1

January 20, 2015

from the Daily American

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G. Henry Cook, president and CEO of Somerset Trust Co., has been elected president of the Continental 1 board of directors. Cook has been a board member since 2010.

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