Akwesasne getting $280,000 to repair two roads
Friday, July 6, 2018 - 5:27 pm

AKWESASNE -- The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe is getting $280,000 in funding to repair Frogtown and Tarbell roads, two years ahead of their originally scheduled reconstruction dates, the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe said.

“The SRMT Roads Program has been very busy expanding Business Park Road off State Route 37 and are on schedule for making necessary improvements to other roads throughout the community,” construction manager Brent Herne said in a news release from the tribe. “Frogtown Road and Tarbell Road were previously identified as two roads that are in need of repair.”

Beginning on July 10, work to true and level the roads will begin before adding 1.5 inches of overlay on a 2.2-mile stretch of Frogtown Road. When completed, the paving crew will then move onto make similar improvements on 1.6 miles of Tarbell Road. Each of these road improvements should take about two weeks to complete, the tribe said.

In the Tribal Transportation Improvement Plan shared with community members last year, Tarbell Road was initially scheduled for maintenance in 2020, while improvements to Frogtown Road were planned for 2019 and 2020. Due to the poor road conditions however, and multiple requests from community members, the tribe decided to carry out road repair work this season, officials said in a news release.

Tribal officials say they remind motorists to exercise caution when approaching construction zones.