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Gallivan announces money for local road projects

CONCORD — New York State Senator Patrick Gallivan, a member of the Senate’s transportation committee, has announced nearly $21 million in improvements for highway construction projects across southern Erie County. The investment will be funded through the New York Works State Highway and Bridge Project Acceleration Program, which was approved as part of this year’s enacted state budget.

The state will invest $9.6 million toward removing and replacing 14 miles of Route 219’s road surface, stretching from Route 391 in the town of Boston to Route 39 in the town of Concord.

“Improving and enhancing infrastructure projects in Western New York have been a top priority of mine in the Senate,” Gallivan said. “Ensuring our roads and bridges are modern and safe will improve vehicular traffic and bolster existing economic development efforts in the region.”

In Region 5 of the New York State Department of Transportation, which encompasses Niagara, Erie, Cattaraugus and Chautauqua counties, the county’s total project investment from the acceleration program will be $45.96 million
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