Ashby: Infrastructure is Essential for Prosperity and Growth

Assemblyman Jake Ashby (R,C,I,Ref.- Castleton) has co-signed a letter to the New York State Department of Transportation calling for the continuation of construction on State Route 22 in the towns of Canaan and Austerlitz. The project was originally slated to be completed this year, but now it appears that the DOT has pushed back the construction to 2019.

“This letter is a clear cut reminder of our commitment to local infrastructure and the necessity for the project to take place this summer as it was originally scheduled. The road is currently a safety risk and is growing worse by the day,” said Ashby. “I would like to applaud Sen. Marchione for standing beside me and calling for the completion of this project. On a daily basis, families are driving down this road, and if we don’t act and fix this problem a tragedy may occur. When the safety of my constituents is being ignored, I will not sit back and keep quiet. I hope the DOT will act and do the right thing,” Ashby concluded.

The offices of Ashby and Marchione have received multiple complaints from constituents regarding this issue. Constituents can call the Troy office at 518-272-6149 and the Albany office at 518-455-5777, or can contact Assemblyman Ashby at Ashbyj@nyassembly.gov.