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State to Spend $21.1 Million to Replace Route 11 Bridge Over Tioughnioga River in Whitney Point – Work Will Also Add ADA Compliant Sidewalks


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Governor Kathy Hochul announced Tuesday that construction has begun on a $21.2 million bridge and safety project in the Village of Whitney Point. 

The project looks to replace the U.S. Route 11 bridge over the Tioughnioga River and make it walkable with new sidewalks along both sides. Additionally, new crosswalks at Whitney Point Middle School and the Broome County Fairgrounds are set to be included in the project.

“This project along U.S. Route 11 is one that the Department of Transportation is extremely proud to bring to the people of Whitney Point and its visitors. As a frequent visitor and admirer of New York’s Southern Tier, this project has something for everybody: it will enhance safety for fairgoers, enhance walkability within the Village, and replace an aging bridge with a more resilient structure. I look forward to seeing the finished product firsthand.”

Department of Transportation Commissioner Marie Therese Dominguez said.

The existing U.S. Route 11 bridge was originally built in 1947. Today, it is on New York’s High-Risk Flood Watch List, which is monitored 24/7 when water reaches a high enough level. The construction of a new bridge will allow its removal from the list as it will be much less prone to the effects of flooding.

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