Wednesday, June 27, 2012
I-86 Poses Health and Safety Hazards to Travelers
Cattaraugus County Chairman Norman Marsh sent a letter about a week ago to NYS Governor Andrew Cuomo addressing the issue of interstate 86 through Seneca Nation territory. The battle between the state and the Seneca Nation has put the nearly $30 million project on hold. Marsh said in his letter that he believes that the stretch of road is dangerous and that the road is in such bad condition that it poses health and safety hazards to both the residence of Cattaraugus County and to the traveling public, adding that this route is what many tourists use as an entrance to the state, which gives them a negative first impression of New York.