Rep. Murphy seeks $6 million for projects

WASHINGTON D.C. - U.S. Rep. Scott Murphy (D-Glens Falls) announced this week he has requested $64.01 million in funding for proposed transportation projects in his 20th Congressional District - with $6 million of this sum targeted for two projects in Warren County.

Murphy has submitted the requests to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure for its review.

One of the two is to reconstruct Olmstedville Rd. in the town of Chester at a projected cost of $4.1 million.

According to the request on behalf of the Warren County Department of Public Works, the sum would bankroll the design, engineering, environmental review and reconstruction of Olmstedville Road in the hamlet of Pottersville. This project would include improvements to storm water drainage and replacement of sidewalks.

Also requested on behalf of the local Public Works office is $1.85 million to reconstruct Peaceful Valley Road in the town of Johnsburg.

This sum would underwrite the design, planning, engineering, and construction work for 1.2 miles of the roadway. The project would include approximately 1.2 miles of full-depth reconstruction and new storm water drains.

Other major requests by Murphy for his Congressional district include $12.56 million for a CDTA bus terminal in Saratoga Springs, and $15 million for expansion of Thruway Exit 21B in Windham N.Y.

The requests also include $1.2 million to construct sidewalks along state Rte. 9 in South Glens Falls and to extend the village's Betar Byway pedestrian/biking trail 200 feet, $1 million for construction of the Historic Champlain Canalway Bicycle/Walking trail between Waterford and Mechanicville, and $3 million to redesign the intersection of state Rtes 9W, 81 and 385 in Coxsackie into a roundabout.

To view Murphy's list of transportation project requests, see: scottmurphy.house.gov/transportationprojects.shtml.

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