New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced the completion of pavement resurfacing projects on Long Island roadways.

The projects were worth more than $33.4m and will improve safety and travel conditions on portions of the Northern State Parkway and other frequently used roads.

In addition, the improvements will also help ease the flow of traffic throughout Long Island.

Northern State Parkway is said to be one of the busiest roads in Long Island and a key travel route used to reach New York City and other destinations such as LaGuardia Airport, Roosevelt Field mall, and many state parks in the region.

Cuomo said: “Modernising and strengthening New York’s transportation network has always been one of our top priorities. Well-maintained infrastructure plays an essential role in driving economic growth and keeps travellers safe.

“These projects have gone a long way towards improving driving conditions on Long Island’s busiest roadways and have made it easier for New Yorkers to get where they need to go safely and efficiently.”

As part of these projects, seven miles of pavement were refurbished in the Northern State Parkway between the New York City boundary and the Meadowbrook State Parkway, in addition to 36 entrance and exit ramps on the Parkway.

Reflective lane markings, shoulder delineators and guiderail reflectors were also installed and more than eight miles of state road on Long Island was resurfaced.

New York State Department of Transportation (DOT) commissioner Marie Therese Dominguez said: “DOT understands and values the important role that a safe, reliable and resilient transportation network plays in the well-being of our communities and the strength of our economy.

“No state is doing more to bolster its infrastructure than New York, and these Long Island projects are just another example of that level of investment.”

Last month, the Government of New York state announced the completion of $32.5m roadway resurfacing projects in the North Country.