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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

Sidewalk Takes on Transportation Issues

A new study is looking at ways to improve the transportation infrastructure and help northern New York catch up with the rest of the country. It's analyzing all forms of transportation, but the focus is the automobile, the highway, and the Interstate. David Sommerstein hit the streets of Watertown, Massena, Malone, and Canton to get the transportation vibe. The people he talked to expressed all sorts of opinions. But after all, they were a self-selected group--they were walking on the sidewalk.  Go to full article

North Country Transportation Study Released

Inexplicable traffic jams on Main Street, driving hours to catch a plane, those are some of the problems North Country leaders have blamed for a sluggish economy and a high unemployment rate. For the past forty years, a range of transportation scenarios have been touted as the magic bullet to bring industry and tourism up North. But each was too expensive, experts said, and nothing was done. A comprehensive study of transportation in the five northern counties of New York--Jefferson, Lewis, St. Lawrence, Franklin, and Clinton--seeks to solve the transportation puzzle once and for all. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

St. Lawrence and Franklin Counties Collaborate on Transportation Issues

St. Lawrence County leaders took the show on the road earlier this week to enlist neighboring lawmakers in North Country transportation projects, including a "rooftop highway." David Sommerstein has more.  Go to full article

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