State will spend $2.6 million to improve Akwesasne intersection of Route 37, Frogtown Road
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 5:37 pm

AKWESASNE -- The state will spend $2.6 million to improve the intersection at Frogtown Road and state Route 37, according to an announcement today from Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

The project will add a dedicated right turn lane for eastbound Route 37 traffic turning onto Frogtown Road and a dedicated left turn lane for westbound Route 37 traffic turning onto Frogtown Road. The dedicated turn lanes will segregate turning traffic from the through traffic stream, with the intent of reducing rear-end vehicle crashes, Cuomo said.

The work is part of the $75.6 million federal Highway Safety Improvement Program, which will fund 33 highway improvement projects across the state.

Projects selected are believed to have the greatest ability to reduce traffic fatalities and severe injuries, Cuomo said.

“Strengthening vital infrastructure across the State is critically important to ensuring the safety of our communities, both today and for future generations,” Cuomo said in a news release.

“This funding will support local business and help to create additional jobs in these communities. I encourage continued infrastructure investments in the region," Rep. William Owens said in the release.