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The whole point of the stimulus (aside from the economic crisis) was to repair America's infrastructure.

NY hasn't been able to pay for stuff like this from its regular budget for years now.  It doesn't help that they recently took back I-84 from the Thruway Authority.


--- Quote from: froggie on March 04, 2009, 12:49:36 PM ---Snappy:  are needed repairs/maintenance/replacement/reconstruction not acceptable?

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It's a problem because it is all stuff that should have been done 10 to 20 years ago. We need to be moving forward, not continually be stuck in the past. Where are New York's four lanes like other states? Where are the new roads to alleviate congestion in some of our cities? I'd say that Buffalo and Rochester have the best freeway networks of all the cities in our state, and even those could be a little bit better.

The I-86 conversion would have been done by now if this was any other state. It's been 10 years, and it still isn't signed the whole way. New York lets politics and community involvement get in the way and hamper things.

I am not saying that some of these projects aren't necessary, I am just saying that it shouldn't have come to this point. We should be way more advanced in the infrastructure than this.

your complaints sound like you could be talking about Connecticut. CT has bad highways and lack of them as well.  CT has no stimulus projects ready.  They are still in paperwork. 

Actually, around Albany and LI also has a good network of roads.  Yes, LI is congested but at least the freeway framework is there.  CT it isn't there!


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