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April 4, 2013

YouTube video prompts DOT action



Newcomb Town Supervisor George Canon said the video was both entertaining and informative.

“It made an impact. Route 28N is a major road, and most of it is in horrible shape. It can damage your car. It’s also called the Roosevelt-Marcy Byway, and I don’t think our past president would be happy to see his name on that road with the condition it’s in.”

Minerva Town Supervisor Sue Montgomery Corey said she was also elated to find the state would rebuild Route 28N sooner.

“Route 28N is in bad shape in Minerva, as well. Our infrastructure needs work. It seems like we’re too remote to get much attention.”


DOT understands the issue and is taking action, Duffy said.

“Ensuring that the road is well maintained is critically important to our efforts to increase tourism to the area and showcase the jewel that is the Adirondack Park. More importantly, however, local residents simply should not have to put up with substandard and potentially dangerous road conditions.”

Route 28N is a main tourism corridor, Hai said, and part of their efforts to improve the community.

“Over the past three years, Newcomb has completed comprehensive and road-corridor strategic-planning efforts, with the goal of improving our town and our economy.

“To be told our road does not warrant improvement, we felt, was the wrong answer.”

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