The 2016-2017 New York State Budget Agreement has funds for a road construction project in Horseheads that would improve safety by getting trucks off local streets.
That’s according to a news release from the governor’s office Friday night.
It says the budget includes $200-million for a new connector road serving the HOST Business Park in Chemung County.
That’s the new name for the business park formerly known as The Holding Point and more recently The Center at Horseheads.
Local officials believe the $200-million figure is a typographical error in the news release because the estimated cost of the project is in the $20-million range.
Village officials renewed calls for the road to be built after two accidents on Westinghouse Road in August.. one that killed two people and another four days later that critically injured another.
The business park has three entrances, and truck traffic often uses Old Ithaca Road to get to Route 13 and then Interstate 86 or Wygant Road to get to Westinghouse Road.
The proposed road would route the park’s truck traffic directly to Route 13 and take it off the local Horseheads roads near the complex.
The project has failed to get federal and state funding in the past.