New York (STL.News) Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the start of construction on a $2.7 million project, the first of three projects awarded to the Town of Sterling, Cayuga County, through the Resiliency and Economic Development Initiative. The existing storm drainage system on West Bay Road, which in its current form consists mainly of roadside ditches, is not adequate to transport storm water during high water events. The roadway consistently experiences localized flooding, impacting vehicular travel and the structural resiliency of the pavement. This project will help reduce flooding on West Bay Road, and in the process enhance the safety and resiliency of the roadway for residents and emergency vehicles.
In addition, mitigation measures in the project will consist of installing 1.8 miles of storm water collection system along West Bay Road and construct bio-retention basins to infiltrate, store, and filter the rainwater, in the process mitigating flood risks along the roadway.
“These resiliency projects selected by the REDI program further the state’s commitment to revitalize and protect our Lake Ontario shorefront communities,” Governor Cuomo said. “Through this state and local partnership, these projects increase public safety, protect wildlife and their habitats, fortify critical infrastructure and safeguard the local economies from the uncertainties of Mother Nature.”
Governor Cuomo also announced that construction has begun on a $1.2 million resiliency project awarded to the Town of Irondequoit, Monroe County.