ASHFORD — He didn’t say no. After presiding over the implosion of the Old Route 219 Bridge on Thursday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo was asked where he stood on extending the Route 219 Expressway further into Cattaraugus County.
“That’s something I know the commissioner is working on,” the governor replied, gesturing to New York State Department of Transportation Commissioner Matthew Driscoll to address the issue.
by Kecia Bal, Tribune-Democrat
GARRETT – Construction season is picking up again, and so is work on the second phase – the structures and bridge-building stage – of the 11-mile stretch of Route 219 from Meyersdale to Somerset.Read More
by Rick Miller, Salamanca Press
The state Legislature on Friday voted to pass the 2016-17 state budget that included an increase in the minimum wage to $12.50 over four years.Read More
In the article “Upgrading Route 60” (OBSERVER, March 14) the reporter writes “At the local level, officials say improving traffic flow on Route 60 is needed to connect the Greater Jamestown region and Dunkirk-Fredonia area, with an emphasis on improving public safety. Such ideas include multiple passing opportunities on the highway, added turning lanes and safer intersections. State Sen. Cathy Young, R-C-I Olean, said she believes a study by the state Department of Transportation should be done to determine if any upgrades should be made.”Read More