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$21 million in renovations set for two expressways

Sections of two expressways in the Southtowns will be getting nearly $21 million in major renovations through funding approved in this year’s state budget.

The state will spend $9.6 million toward removing and replacing 14 miles of the road surface on Route 219 from Route 391 in Boston to Route 39 in Concord, State Sen. Patrick M. Gallivan, R-Elma, said.

He said the bridge carrying Route 400 over Harlem Road (Route 240) in West Seneca will undergo a $7 million replacement. Also, a full repavement will take place along eight miles of Route 400 from its intersection with the Thruway in West Seneca to Pound Road in Elma.

“Ensuring our roads and bridges are modern and safe will improve vehicular traffic and bolster existing economic development efforts in the region,” Gallivan said.