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"Rooftop highway" meetings, revisited

State officials hope to move along a plan for a rooftop highway across the North Country this week with a series of public meetings. David Sommerstein reports.

Schedule of meetings:

11/13, 3 pm: Lowville town hall
11/13, 7 pm: Dulles Office Building, Watertown
11/14, 7 pm: Best Western University Inn, Canton
11/15, 7 pm: Franklin Co. Courthouse, Malone
11/16, 7 pm: Old County Courthouse, Plattsburgh  Go to full article

Rooftop Highway Trudges Onward

The idea of a "rooftop highway," a four-lane divided road to connect Watertown and Plattsburgh, has become almost mythical in North Country lore. The concept has floated around policy circles since the 1960s as a means of regional economic development. In the last few years, the rooftop highway movement has gathered steam. Governor Pataki even gave it a new name--the Northern Tier Expressway--at a 2003 appearance at Clarkson University. Plans are slowly moving forward, despite some setbacks. David Sommerstein has this update.  Go to full article

"Rooftop Highway," Seaway Top Transportation Needs

At a public hearing in Watertown yesterday, state and local officials submitted their wishes for New York's 20-year master plan for transportation. The Rooftop Highway to link Watertown and Plattsburgh topped the list. But as David Sommerstein reports, a new vision for the St. Lawrence Seaway and the Port of Ogdensburg wasn't far behind.  Go to full article

"Rooftop Highway" Study Gets Federal Funds

The creation of a "Rooftop Highway" that would connect travelers from Watertown to Plattsburgh has gotten some additional financial help from two New York Senators. Jody Tosti reports.  Go to full article

"International Northeast": An Emerging Region?

An economic development group in Maine believes the North Country can be a part of a growing regional economy in the Northeast and southeastern Canada. Next month, it will host a conference to promote an east-west corridor from New York to Nova Scotia. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

Fed Budget Includes Money to Study Rooftop Highway

The 2003 spending bill also includes $2 million for further study of a four-lane highway to link Watertown and Plattsburgh. Congressman John McHugh says the funding takes an incremental approach.  Go to full article

NY Transportation Chief Says "Rooftop Highway" Not Likely in Near Future

A ?rooftop highway? connecting Watertown to Plattsburgh won't happen in the neat future. The State's Transportation Commissioner told New York leaders this week that a superhighway in the North Country may be built sometime, but ?it's a long way off?. Business and political leaders have lobbied for years to build a corridor connecting the two cities.  Go to full article

Paving the Future of the "Rooftop Highway"

David Sommerstein reports on Congressional attempts to fix up the North Country's highways.  Go to full article

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

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