Second sign with English-French directions placed at Exit 36

PLATTSBURGH The installation of a bilingual interchange exit direction sign for the Plattsburgh International Airport on Interstate I-87 in Clinton County is complete. The installation, performed by state Department of Transportation crews June 11, was commended by state DOT commissioner Astrid C. Glynn and Plattsburgh-North Country Chamber of Commerce president Garry F. Douglas, an advocate of fostering amicable working relationship with Canadian citizens. The Plattsburgh International Airport continues to be a hub of transportation activity, and it is essential that we welcome both English-speaking and French-speaking motorists who utilize the Plattsburgh Airport, Glynn said. Under the leadership of Governor Paterson, the Department of Transportation will continue to broaden access to transportation facilities for travelers from New York State, from neighboring states and from across the border in Canada. Plattsburghs success is dependent on a productive relationship with Montreal and a part of that success comes from being Montreals [United States] airport, and a welcoming experience for our Quebec friends enhances that relationship, said Douglas. These bilingual signs for the airport will send a very positive message, while directly reinforcing our marketing efforts as well. We thank Commissioner Glynn and the department for recognizing the importance of our cross-border relationship. The sign, providing information in English and French, was erected along I-87 southbound at Exit 36 in an effort to make roadside directions more user-friendly for those Canadian travelers who visit New York State and the Plattsburgh area. The first bilingual sign in advance of Exit 36 was unveiled last fall. The sign reads, Plattsburgh Intl. Airport, Aeroport Int. de Plattsburgh and includes the international airport symbol. With the installation of the new sign at Exit 36, all highway guide signs on the southbound route to Plattsburgh International Airport will be signed in French, as well as English.

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