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Construction Project Will Provide Easier Access to Airport

If you drive along I-87 near the Albany International Airport exit, you may have noticed a lot of construction equipment and crews. It's all part of the state's $92 million modernization plan. Governor Andrew Cuomo unveiled the plan back in August 2018. It includes several improvements for the terminal, a new parking garage and a new connector ramp from I-87. The new Exit 4 will have a flyover bridge that engineers say will improve traffic flow. Read more >>

As I-290 Construction Resumes Tuesday, So Do the Lane Closings​​​​​​​

As the saying goes, there are two seasons: winter and construction. Western New York is transitioning from one to the other. The New York State Department of Transportation, which recently announced the return of Skyway construction, on Wednesday announced that bridge work on the I-290 in the Town of Tonawanda will return Tuesday. Read more >>

Crown Point Plan To Be Updated​​​​​​​

An updated management plan (UMP) is in the works for the campgrounds and historic area at Crown Point, and the public is invited to participate in a brainstorming meeting Thursday, March 28 at 6 p.m. in the auditorium of the Crown Point State Historic Site’s museum.The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and the Office of Parks Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) are jointly working on a freshening of the unit management plan for both the Crown Point State Historic Site and the Crown Point Campground and Day Use Area. Read more >>

Oneida County Approves $220K in Flood Mitigation Grants​​​​​​​

The Oneida County Board of Legislators authorized six grants recently that round out the $2 million allotted in 2018 to fund various flood mitigation programs throughout Oneida County. The legislature initially approved $1,734,750 worth of grants in September. About $1.2 million of that went to the town of New Hartford for three projects, while funding also was granted to the towns of Augusta, Floyd, Marshall and Whitestown and the village of Waterville. Read more >>

Erie County Department of Public Works Readies 2019 Roadwork Agenda​​​​​​​

The Erie County Department of Public Works Highways’ Division has announced the initial 2019 program of county roads targeted for repairs, including roads in each of the county’s five highway districts, with mill and overlay work designated for several roads that sustained damage over the winter. In 2019, the road repair program will once again be conducted by county-employed highways division crews rather than contractors, a cost-saving measure that maximizes efficiency and allows crews to begin working as soon as weather permits, leading to more timely completion of these projects as weather permits.  Read More >>

National News

Do All Roads Lead to Congestion Pricing?​​​​​​​

Portland, Oregon, should be a prime candidate for congestion pricing. The compact city is politically progressive, eco-conscious, bike-friendly, and choked by traffic. But cars still rule the roads in Oregon, and too many people driving alone in rush hour in one of country’s fastest-growing metropolitan areas means that Portland now ranks tenth in congestion nationwide. Like their brethren in the New York megalopolis, area residents now get to waste hours in traffic jams. Read More >>

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