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Month: December 2020

Governor Cuomo: $151 Million in funding to renew roads impacted by extreme weather

first_imgThe projects will be funded through the PAVE N.Y. Initiative that will be helping provide help for road and bridge projects. $1.2 million to renew Route 227 from the Schuyler County Line to Route 96 in Tompkins County$3.1 million to renew Route 53 south from the Hamlet of Kanona to the Village of Prattsburgh in Steuben County$2.2 million to renew Route 53 north from the Village of Prattsburgh to the Livingston County line in Steuben County$1.2 million to renew Route 34 from the Tioga County line to the Town of Van Etten in Chemung County$813,000 to renew Route 329 from Meads Hill Road to County Route 17 in Schuyler County$2.4 million to renew Route 97 from John Deck Road to Lordville Road in Delaware County$1.7 million to renew Route 12 from the Broome County line to one-quarter mile south of County Road 2 in Chenango County$3 million to renew Route 79 from Route 7 to the Town of Fenton in Broome County$1.4 million to renew Route 79 from Route 38 to the Tompkins County Line in Tioga County$1.4 million to renew Route 7 from Tunnel Road to Bates Road in Broome County$1.2 million to renew Route 12 from just north of County Road 3A to the Town of Oxford in Chenango County The road and bridge projects will have approximately 1,013 lane miles of pavement across the state. The project complements $743 million in direct state aid provided for local road and bridge projects that helped renew approximately 3,700 lane miles of road across New York State. In the Southern Tier the following roads will be receiving the funding. (WBNG)-Governor Cuomo announced yesterday that $151 million will be going to the renewal of state roadways impacted by extreme weather events.center_img “New York continues to make nation-leading investments in the renewal and modernization of the State’s roads, bridges, transit systems and airports,” “These investments are laying the foundation to ensure sustained growth throughout the 21st century in tourism, business and workforce development, and economic opportunities.” Governor Cuomo said in a press release statement, ” This sustained infrastructure investment will enhance the safety of the State’s highways and reduce roadway roughness, making these pavements more fuel efficient. The projects will begin this spring and will be completed during the winter of 2020.last_img read more

Not quite a return to normal: Town of Union campground adjusts to changes

first_imgPine Valley RV Park and Campground is one that has had to adapt to all of the changes. While state campgrounds just opened up, Southern Tier campgrounds have been open with changes since the start of May. “Camping is probably one of the safest things going if only for the sake of you bring your housing with you,” said John Kunzman, also a former town council member and parks director for the Town of Union. “You can choose to associate with others as far as if you want to keep your distance or not keep your distance because the sites are big.” Its owner says in addition to all of the typical social distancing rules, visitors now have to list their phone numbers and license plates to help contact tracing teams. He says camping is one of the safest activities you can do in terms of social distancing. Beginning Memorial Day, state campgrounds reopened, such as Chenango Valley State Park. Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Sunday state campgrounds as well as RV parks would be open Monday. TOWN OF UNION (WBNG) — The latest attraction reopening across New York is the great outdoors. He says Pine Valley was able to reopen on May 1 because it was classified as lodging under the reopening plan, as opposed to a park.last_img read more

Four locations named in Tioga County public health statement

first_imgNov. 13 from 3:30pm – 3:45pm Target in Vestal Nov. 13 from 2:30pm – 3:15pm Tops in Owego Owego Kitchen The health department says anyone who becomes symptomatic is encouraged to contact their doctor and the health department. Visions Federal Credit Union in Owego If you were at the following locations, the department asks you quarantine for 14-days from the date you were exposed to the virus. Nov. 13 from 11:45am – 12:00pm TIOGA COUNTY (WBNG) — The Tioga County Health Department released a public health statement Saturday regarding four locations where people visited that later tested positive for COVID-19. Nov. 13 from 12:00pm – 2:00pmlast_img read more