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News stories tagged with "regional-transportation-study"

Rooftop Highway Draws Raves from Lawmakers, Mixed Reviews From Public

Authors of a study that recommends a four-lane highway from Watertown to Plattsburgh held public meetings on the idea last week. The response from local leaders has been overwhelmingly positive, but the public's reaction has been mixed. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

Rooftop Highway Hearings Held Around North Country

A new transportation study recommends building an interstate corridor--dubbed the rooftop highway--from Watertown to Plattsburgh. Meetings to gather public input are being held around the North Country this week. Martha Foley talks to Arno Hart, with the consulting firm that prepared the study, for an update on the meetings.  Go to full article

North Country Transportation Study Public Comment Hearings Scheduled

Last week consultants for the North Country Transportation Study announced their findings after a year and a half of research. The study recommends an East-West highway across the North Country along Route 11. St. Lawrence, Lewis, and Franklin County leaders have been effusive in their support of the results. The so-called "rooftop highway" is what they've wanted for decades. David Sommerstein reports the areas that already have a four-lane highway see the plan as a backbone for other projects.  Go to full article

St. Lawrence County Leaders Praise Transportation Study

St. Lawrence County political and business leaders had nothing but praise for the results of the North Country Transportation Study. David Sommerstein reports the study's recommendation of a 4-lane highway from Watertown to Plattsburgh closely mirrors what they've been seeking for decades, but it may take almost as long to build. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

Regional Transportation Study Recommends "Rooftop Highway" to Follow Route 11

A four-lane rooftop highway would be the transportation backbone needed to keep the North Country economy alive. A year-and-a-half study of transportation needs in the region between Watertown and Plattsburgh recommends a major corridor along the present Route 11. Martha Foley reports.  Go to full article

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