Over $59 million dollars is earmarked for paving and repairing roadways in the Southern Tier this summer and fall.  That word came today (Thursday) from Governor Andrew Cuomo's office.  The project includes over 383 lane miles of roads in parts of Broome, Tioga, Chenango and Delaware counties.

In a press release issued by Governor Cuomo's office the work is scheduled to be completed by the end of this year.  The release indicates that the funding is part of a $403 million allocation for pavement improvements on approximately 1,700 miles of roads across the state.

According to New York State Department of Transportation Commissioner Matthew Driscoll the paving projects involve everything from interstate highways to rural roadways. Projects in Broome County include: 14 miles on Interstate 81 between Exit 1 (Kirkwood/Conklin) and Exit 2 (New York/Industrial Park/Five Mile Point) in the Town of Kirkwood; 15 miles on Route 26 from south of Pierce Hill Road to Main Street in the Town of Vestal and Nanticoke Drive to Route 38B in the Town of Union and Village of Endicott and 10 miles on Route 434 from the City of Binghamton line to State Street.

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