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Cuomo: State to invest $300M into Erie Canal redesign project

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has unveiled a $300 million plan to revamp the Erie Canal.

Posted: Jan 7, 2020 11:57 AM
Updated: Jan 7, 2020 3:40 PM

ALBANY, N.Y. - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has unveiled a $300 million plan to revamp the Erie Canal. Cuomo's office announced the five-year project on Monday, ahead of the governor's State of the State address later this week.

The canal currently generates $2.5 million in revenue annually but costs the state more than $100 million a year.

The initial phase of the redesign project would cost $165 million and fund economic development and flood mitigation projects. The New York Power Authority is expected to vote on the funding at its board meeting later this month.

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