The Government of New York state has announced the completion of the $32.5m roadway resurfacing projects in the North Country.

The projects were led by the Department of Transportation (DoT).

DoT carried out $18.5m resurfacing works on Route 28 in Hamilton County from Eagle Bay to Blue Mountain Lake.

The works were executed on a 25.4-mile road stretch on the Central Adirondack Trail Scenic Byway, to improve the safety of the road users as well as to support tourism in the region.

New York Governor Andrew Mark Cuomo said: “Maintaining strong and safe infrastructure is key to driving economic growth, and that’s why New York has worked so hard to invest in transportation systems across the state.

“The North Country remains as one of New York’s top tourism destinations and these improved roadways will make it easier for both residents and visitors to experience the region’s natural beauty and exciting recreational opportunities.”

Additionally, $14m was invested for restoring 172 lane miles of pavement across 20 state highways in St Lawrence, Franklin and Clinton counties.

The project is said to have improved driving conditions, as well as enhanced commuter’s safety along with key connectors for North Country.

New York State Department of Transportation Commissioner Marie Therese Dominguez said: “A safe, reliable and resilient transportation network is vitally important to the well-being and economic health of our communities.

“These paving improvements demonstrate Governor Cuomo’s commitment to making the necessary investments to keep our communities connected, while ensuring that New York’s roads remain safe and accessible.”

Last month, the Government of New York state completed a $204m project that included the rehabilitation of a section of road on the Bruckner Expressway and six connecting ramps in the Bronx.

The six connecting ramps are located between East 141st Street and the interchange with the Major Deegan Expressway and the Robert F Kennedy Bridge in the Bronx region.