McLaughlin Applauds Route 143 Paving

August 22, 2011
Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin (R,C-Melrose) today announced that the long-overdue repaving of a four-mile stretch of Route 143 in Coeymans has begun.

“Route 143 in Coeymans was, without a doubt, one of the most dangerous roads in this part of the state,” said McLaughlin. “Drivers were forced to cross into oncoming traffic to avoid obstacles, and children were getting tossed around on school buses because the road had literally crumbled in places.”

“This stretch of Route 143 serves as a major artery for both our local residents and small businesses responsible for economic development projects. I am grateful for the good people at the Department of Transportation who worked with me and responded to our concerns.”

McLaughlin personally inspected the job site on Saturday following several months of lobbying the state Department of Transportation to address the deteriorating condition of the road.