FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 14-79
October 3, 2014
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Repairs to State Route 990V in Town of Gilboa Will Begin This Month
The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the New York State Department of Transportation (DOT) today announced that work will begin next week to repair a 2.9-mile stretch of NYS Route 990V in the Town of Gilboa. The $740,000 project will be funded by DEP and the work will be performed by DOT. New York City is responsible for maintaining that portion of Route 990V under terms of the watershed memorandum of agreement.
The repair to Route 990V will stretch from its intersection with NYS Route 30 to its intersection with County Route 39, passing along the Gilboa Dam Rehabilitation Project, Gilboa Town Hall, and the Gilboa-Conesville Central School building. DEP had previously agreed to fund these interim repairs to ensure Route 990V was in safe condition in light of increased truck traffic from the dam reconstruction project.
The current roadwork is expected to take three weeks to complete. Local motorists should use extra care when driving along Route 990V during that time, as the road will be subject to temporary lane closures.
DEP manages New York City’s water supply, providing more than one billion gallons of high quality water each day to more than 9 million New Yorkers. This includes more than 70 upstate communities and institutions in Ulster, Orange, Putnam and Westchester counties who consume an average of 110 million total gallons of drinking water daily from New York City’s water supply system. This water comes from the Catskill, Delaware, and Croton watersheds that extend more than 125 miles from the City, and the system comprises 19 reservoirs, three controlled lakes, and numerous tunnels and aqueducts. DEP has nearly 6,000 employees, including almost 1,000 scientists, engineers, surveyors, watershed maintainers and others professionals in the upstate watershed. In addition to its $70 million payroll and $157 million in annual taxes paid in upstate counties, DEP has invested more than $1.7 billion in watershed protection programs—including partnership organizations such as the Catskill Watershed Corporation and the Watershed Agricultural Council—that support sustainable farming practices, environmentally sensitive economic development, and local economic opportunity. In addition, DEP has a robust capital program with over $14 billion in investments planned over the next 10 years that will create up to 3,000 construction-related jobs per year. For more information, visit nyc.gov/dep, like us on Facebook at facebook.com/nycwater, or follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/nycwater.