Governor Cuomo recently announced more than $200 million in new state and federal funding to support a massive infrastructure package that would improve the safety and efficiency of moving freight goods across New York.
In the Central New York region, Central New York $5.6 million will go towards new freeway incident management technology enhancements along Interstates 81, 481 and 690.
An additional $17.5 million is to be used toward the rehabilitation of the bridges carrying Thompson Road (Route
635) over Interstate 690 in the City of Syracuse.
Cuomo says these projects will improve competitiveness, reduce congestion and decrease the cost of freight transportation statewide.
His administration projects a 50 percent growth in freight tonnage carried within the State by 2040.
“The efficient movement of commerce is critical to the economic competitiveness of our state,” Governor Cuomo said. “By investing in these critical projects, we are continuing to support more than three million freight-related jobs and the global shipment of goods produced and manufactured in every region of the State.”
The new funding complements more than $1.5 billion in highway freight-related enhancement projects previously announced across the State.
Projects were identified through the development of New York State’s first comprehensive Statewide Freight Plan, which included extensive consultation with experts in the fields of operations and logistics; warehousing and distribution; shipping and receiving; and infrastructure owners.