A coalition of business groups is opposing a proposed 45% toll hike for trucks on the New York State Thruway, saying it will have a “drastic” impact on manufacturing, farming, and many other industries.
Unshackle Upstate is a member of the coalition, which argues that the toll hike for commercial vehicles with three or more axles will put the state’s tucking industry and all the businesses that use trucks to haul goods at a “competitive disadvantage”.
Day and night, Thruway crews and private contractors are out on the superhighway getting it ready for another winter of wear.
Repair work started early this year because construction season started early and the workers were out there early. Projects ranged from washing salt off road and bridges to getting that hot black top in the trucks to put down on the pavement.
The big project is between Hamburg and Silver Creek, the third year of work on a $91 million re-paving of the road.