Assemblywoman Addie Jenne, D-Theresa, says the nearly $5 million New York will spend on state highway improvements in St. Lawrence County is critical to stimulating economic growth and improving traffic safety.
“An investment in infrastructure is an investment in our future,” Jenne said. “This funding will strengthen existing economic development initiatives and provide good-paying construction jobs. We know those wages will also benefit North Country businesses.”
Jenne said study after study in recent years about revitalizing the North Country economy “all cite the importance of a high quality transportation network, and these millions of dollars in infrastructure improvements are an important part of that effort.”
The repairs on local roads and highways planned in St. Lawrence County are:
• 8.5 miles on Route 37 between Morristown and Ogdensburg in the city of Ogdensburg and town of Oswegatchie ($1.2 million)
• 7 miles on Route 11C between Brasher Falls and Cotey Corners in the towns of Brasher and Lawrence ($1.2 million)
• 10.8 miles on Route 12 from the St. Lawrence County line to Chippewa Bay in the town of Hammond ($1.1 million)
• 1.5 miles on Route 11C between Winthrop and Brasher Falls in the towns of Stockholm and Brasher ($260,000)
• 7.9 miles on Route 3 between Cranberry Lake and Seveys Corners in the towns of Clifton and Colton ($1.1 million).
Jenne represents the 116th Assembly District, which includes St. Lawrence River shore townships plus Ogdensburg, Potsdam and Canton.