Cooperstown receives funding to make infrastructure improvements


COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (WKTV) - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced a $67 million grant to fund bicycle, pedestrian, and multi-use path enhancement project across New York State, Thursday.

Included in this grant is the Village of Cooperstown, who with the funding from the grant, will finally be able to finish its Main Street Improvement Project.

Cooperstown, is slated to receive nearly $2 million of funding from the grant in order to help its "Downtown Streetscape and Pedestrian Improvements."

The funding will be used to break the project into two parts.

The first part will begin in the spring, and use $638,000 from a previous grant, where construction will begin as soon as the weather allows, but will end by Memorial Day.

If more work still needs to be done by Memorial Day weekend, it will wait until after Labor Day to resume.

The second part of the project will utilize the $1.7 million from the most recent grant, that will go towards finishing the construction. However, a date for the beginning of the second leg has not yet been set.

The construction will work to improve crosswalks, restore historic lamp posts, and replace street furniture.

While the project will be apparent throughout the entire Village of Cooperstown, it will not have an impact on any of the Baseball Hall of Fame events slated to take place this summer.

Other municipalities in the Mohawk Valley/Central New York region to receive state funding from the grant are listed below:

North & South Washington Street Project Village of Herkimer Herkimer County $680,000
Grey to Green: East Dominick Streetscape Improvements City of Rome Oneida County $350,000
Cooperstown Downtown Streetscape and Pedestrian Improvements Village of Cooperstown Otsego County $1,761,200
Neahwa Park Entrance Improvements City of Oneonta Otsego County $227,692
Oneida Rail Trail: Wampsville/Oneida Connector City of Oneida Madison County $545,830


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