$5.4 Million Infrastructure Project in Jefferson County Will Mitigate Flood Hazard by Stabilizing and Elevating Single Access Road
Projects Selected as Part of Governor Cuomo’s Resiliency and Economic Development Initiative
New York (STL.News) Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the start of construction on a $5.4 million project awarded to Jefferson County, through the Resiliency and Economic Development Initiative. This project will address a 1,800 linear foot section of County Road 57 and its shoulder, which falls between Chaumont Bay and Lake Ontario. County Road 57 is located on the Point Peninsula, in the Town of Lyme. During high water events County Highway Department crews routinely monitor and periodically close, clear, and repair the roadway, as it provides the only land access to the island for area residences.
“Vital infrastructure along Lake Ontario has been adversely affected from severe flooding,” Governor Cuomo said. “Through REDI, and through the State’s partnership with local governments, these critical assets are being reimagined and rebuilt to mitigate future damage and disruption, ensuring public safety and safeguarding local economies.”
Mitigation measures for this project include raising the vulnerable section of roadway 3 feet to mitigate potential flooding and halt further road deterioration.