I-86 Resurfacing Funds Approved By State

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CATTARAUGUS COUNTY — Almost $14 million to pay for resurfacing I-86 from Steamburg to Salamanca has been approved.

In addition, $1.8 million has been approved to resurface Route 20 from the Pennsylvania State Line to the Village of Westfield in the towns of Ripley and Westfield and the villages of Ripley and Westfield.

The state also approved $1.0 million to resurface Route 243 from the Cattaraugus County line to 700 feet south of the intersection of Route 243/Brookside Drive in Allegany County.

State leaders announced $357 million in funding for the renewal of roadways in every region of New York State.

They say the infrastructure renewal projects will incorporate the use of environmentally conscious construction techniques such as warm-mix asphalt and cold in place asphalt recycling that can be applied at significantly lower temperatures, thereby reducing fuel consumption and decreasing the production of associated greenhouse gas emission during construction.

These techniques also allow existing materials to be reused and can reduce the amount of materials that would otherwise be trucked to landfills.

The projects announced today are currently being designed and construction will begin next spring.


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