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Lake Ontario State Parkway construction is done

Jan 11, 2019

Lake Ontario State Parkway has been known as one of the roughest roadways in the region. Now, the ride should be a bit smoother, thanks to a $5.8 million rehabilitation project that began in May.

New York state repaved a 7.2-mile stretch of the parkway between Route 19 in Hamlin and Route 237 in Kendall, Orleans County. The project also included improvements to ramps at several interchanges, along with new signage, pavement markings, and striping.

"Improvements and upgraded pavement quality along this section of the Lake Ontario State Parkway will smooth the way for area travelers for years to come," said acting state Department of Transportation Commissioner Paul A. Karas.

The stretch of the parkway west of Route 98 in the town of Carlton, Orleans County, will remain closed to traffic, as it traditionally is, until spring.