Bill S7365-2011

Includes part of Ridge Road in the city of Lackawanna as a state highway

Includes part of Ridge Road in the city of Lackawanna as a state highway.

Details

Actions

  • Jun 5, 2012: REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • May 2, 2012: REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION

Meetings

Votes

VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Transportation - Jun 5, 2012
Ayes (17): Fuschillo, Johnson, Larkin, Maziarz, McDonald, Nozzolio, Ranzenhofer, Robach, Young, Zeldin, Adams, Diaz, Kennedy, Perkins, Squadron, Stavisky, Valesky
Ayes W/R (1): Dilan
Excused (1): Smith

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S7365                REVISED 06/04/12

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the highway law, in relation to including part of Ridge Road in the city of Lackawanna as a state highway

PURPOSE: Enactment of this legislation would designate Ridge Road in the City of Lackawanna as a state highway, thereby relieving the city of the costs and effort associated with the care and maintenance of such road.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends paragraph 1 of subdivision 14 of section 341 of the highway law, as amended by chapter 639 of the laws of 1987, to include the portion of Ridge Road beginning at the western line of the town of West Seneca running generally westerly on or near Ridge Road through the city of Lackawanna to a point on state highway 5.

EXISTING LAW: Under existing law, the this portion of Ridge Road is a city road.

JUSTIFICATION: The City of Lackawanna faces serious financial challenges. Over the past 30 years, the City has seen its revenues decrease while the cost of its aging infrastructure continues to rise. Although city leaders should be commenced for their efforts, the maintenance and upkeep of this portion of Ridge Road (2.5 miles) is costly, given the poor condition of the bridges located on this road and heavy traffic volume.

This section of Ridge Road is highly traveled and connects residents of the city of Buffalo to NYS Route 5, a major thoroughfare and access point to downtown Buffalo and the Southtowns. Given its central location, many businesses use this access point to truck their goods to locations across the state and country, increasing the wear and tear on the road and bridge. Designating this portion of Ridge Road as a state highway will relieve the financial burden on the municipality. The city of Lackawanna supports this bill.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: This is a new bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: The City of Lackawanna states that, based on design estimates, the cost of repair to the Ridge Road Bridge over the Buffalo and Pittsburgh Railroad will be $1.3 million. Additional upkeep costs of the road are minimal.

LOCAL FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Beneficial to City of Lackawanna, New York.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately.


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 7365 IN SENATE May 2, 2012 ___________
Introduced by Sen. KENNEDY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation AN ACT to amend the highway law, in relation to including part of Ridge Road in the city of Lackawanna as a state highway THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Paragraph 1 of subdivision 14 of section 341 of the highway law, as amended by chapter 639 of the laws of 1987, is amended to read as follows: 1. Beginning at a state highway in or near the hamlet of Collins, thence running generally easterly through or near the village of Spring- ville to a state highway in or near the hamlet of Sardinia; beginning at a state highway in or near the village of Farnham, thence running gener- ally easterly through or near the village of North Collins to a state highway in or near the hamlet of Langford; beginning at state highway two, thence running generally easterly through or near the villages of Orchard Park and East Aurora and the hamlet of Wales Center to the Erie- Wyoming county line; beginning at a state highway in or near the hamlet of Wales Center, thence running generally southeasterly to the Erie- Wyoming county line; Mile Strip road, beginning at a state highway in or near the hamlet of Woodlawn, thence running generally easterly to state highway nine thousand two hundred sixty-nine; beginning at the eastern city line of Buffalo near Seneca street, thence running generally south- easterly to state highway nine thousand three hundred eighty-one; begin- ning at the eastern city line of Buffalo near Clinton street, thence running generally easterly through or near the hamlet of Marilla to the Erie-Wyoming county line; beginning at the eastern city line of Buffalo near Broadway, thence running generally easterly through or near the villages of Depew, Lancaster and Alden to the Erie-Genesee county line; beginning at the eastern city line of Buffalo near Genesee street, thence running generally easterly through or near the hamlets of Bowmansville, Millgrove and Crittendon to the Erie-Genesee county line; beginning at the eastern city line of Buffalo at the Kensington avenue arterial, thence running generally easterly through or near the village
of Depew to a state highway in or near the hamlet of Millgrove, said highway to be built with control of access as determined by the commis- sioner; beginning at the northern city line of Buffalo near Main street, thence running generally easterly through or near the village of Williamsville to the Erie-Genesee county line near the village of Akron; beginning at state highway one hundred twenty-nine near the Grand Island bridge, thence running generally southeasterly and easterly to state highway one hundred thirty; beginning at a point on state highway five thousand one hundred seventy-two near Ellicott creek, thence running generally easterly to a state highway in or near the hamlet of Getz- ville; beginning at the West River parkway near Staley road, thence running generally easterly to state highway nine hundred ninety-one; beginning at state highway five thousand four hundred fifty-two in the Cattaraugus Indian reservation, thence running generally northerly and northeasterly through or near the villages of Farnham and Angola and the hamlet of Athol Springs to the southern city line of Lackawanna; begin- ning at the Erie-Chautauqua county line in the Cattaraugus Indian reser- vation, thence running generally northeasterly to state highway nine thousand two hundred seventeen; beginning at the Grand Island terminus of the South Grand Island bridge, thence running generally northwesterly to the Grand Island terminus of the North Grand Island bridge; beginning at the Erie-Cattaraugus county line in or near the village of Gowanda, thence running generally northerly, northeasterly and northwesterly to a state highway in or near the hamlet of Athol Springs; beginning at state highway one thousand sixty-seven, thence running generally northeasterly to state highway one thousand eight hundred fifty-six in or near the hamlet of Athol Springs; beginning at a state highway in or near the hamlet of Collins Center, thence running generally northerly to a state highway in or near the village of Hamburg; beginning at a state highway in or near the village of Hamburg, thence running generally northerly to the southern city line of the city of Lackawanna; beginning at a state highway known as Mile Strip road, thence running generally northerly to the southern city line of Lackawanna; beginning at the northwesterly city line of Buffalo, thence running generally northwesterly and northeasterly to the western city line of Tonawanda; beginning at state highway twenty-three northwest of the city of Buffalo, thence running generally northeasterly to state highway nine thousand two hundred sixteen; beginning at the northern city line of Buffalo, thence running generally northerly to the southern city line of Tonawanda near Military road; beginning at state highway nine thousand two hundred twenty-one, Military road, thence running generally easterly to state highway nine thousand two hundred twenty, Delaware avenue; beginning at the northern city line of Buffalo, near Delaware avenue, thence running generally northerly to the southern city line of Tonawanda; beginning at a point south of the city of Tonawanda near an interchange with an interstate highway, thence running generally northerly to the southern city line of Tonawanda near Eggert road; beginning at the northern city line of Buffalo near Niagara Falls boulevard, thence running generally northerly to the Erie-Niagara county line; beginning at a point on the northern city line of Buffalo, thence running generally northeasterly to a state highway in or near the hamlet of Millersport; beginning at a state high- way south of the hamlet of Getzville near Campbell boulevard, thence running generally northerly to the Erie-Niagara county line; beginning at state highway sixty-seven or state highway nine thousand two hundred nineteen near Slade avenue, thence running generally northerly near the easterly city line of Buffalo to state highway nine thousand two hundred
sixteen; Southern expressway, beginning at state highway one thousand three hundred thirty-three near the village of Springville, thence running generally northerly to the New York state thruway, Erie section, near the city of Lackawanna, said highway to be built with control of access; beginning at the Erie-Cattaraugus county line in or near the village of Springville, thence running generally northerly to a state highway in or near the village of Hamburg; beginning at a state highway in or near the hamlet of North Boston, thence running generally northeasterly, northerly and northwesterly through or near the village of Orchard Park to the eastern city line of Buffalo; beginning at state highway sixty-seven north of the village of Orchard Park, thence running generally northerly to state highway nine thousand two hundred sixteen, near Sheridan drive; beginning at state highway one thousand sixty-six near the village of Orchard Park, thence running generally northerly through the village of Depew to the Erie-Niagara county line in or near the hamlet of Millersport; beginning at the Ontario section of the New York state thruway near William street, thence running generally easter- ly to state highway five hundred twenty-nine in or near the hamlet of Town Line; Aurora expressway, beginning at the Seneca street interchange of the Erie section of the New York state thruway, thence running gener- ally easterly and southeasterly, through or near the village of East Aurora to state highway five thousand three hundred seventeen in or near the hamlet of South Wales, said highway to be built with control of access; beginning at a state highway in the village of East Aurora, thence running generally northerly to a state highway; beginning in or near the hamlet of Glenwood, thence running generally northwesterly to a state highway in or near the village of Orchard Park near Duells Corners; beginning at the Erie-Cattaraugus county line in or near the hamlet of Chaffee, thence running generally northwesterly through or near the hamlets of Holland and South Wales to a state highway in the village of East Aurora; beginning at a state highway west of the hamlet of Wales Center, thence running generally northerly to state highway five hundred twenty-nine; beginning at a state highway south of the village of Akron, thence running generally northerly, westerly and northerly to the Erie-Niagara county line west of the Tonawanda Indian reservation; beginning at a point on the eastern city line of Buffalo at or near Walden avenue, thence running generally easterly through or near the villages of Depew and Lancaster to a point on a state highway north- west of the village of Alden; beginning at or near Maple avenue in the town of Amherst, thence running generally northerly to a point on state highway one thousand four hundred ninety-two; beginning at or near the Southern expressway, thence running generally easterly to state highway one thousand six hundred sixty-five; BEGINNING AT THE WESTERN LINE OF THE TOWN OF WEST SENECA, THENCE RUNNING GENERALLY WESTERLY ON OR NEAR RIDGE ROAD THROUGH THE CITY OF LACKAWANNA TO A POINT ON STATE HIGHWAY FIVE. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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