DOT Commissioner Visits Port Authority

OSWEGO – On Thursday of last week the New York State Department of Transportation Commissioner, Marie Therese Dominguez, came to the Port Of Oswego Authority to be briefed on the Port improvements and expansion projects, which total upwards of $26 million, and are currently underway at the Port of Oswego.

“The Port of Oswego Authority is happy to have the pleasure of presenting the status of our 10 expansion and improvement projects here at the Port,” Executive Director William W. Scriber said.

Currently, the Port is in the beginning phases of construction of the Central New York Regional Agricultural Center Expansion Project. This is a $15 million project which aims to make the Port a fundamental component of Central New York grain exports.

In 2018 the Port incurred damages due to the record high water levels and as a result, was awarded over $6.1 million to aid in dock and pier reparations and improvements. One project has been completed, and the next, which focuses on the east and west docks, will be going to bid in the coming months for construction.

The Port received, last year, $2.31 million, from the Governor’s Lake Ontario Resiliency and Economic Development Initiative (REDI) for the expansion of the Oswego Marina’s dock systems and for the construction of a new marina on the Port’s west pier property to begin in early 2021.

“The Port is making long term investments in the health of its facilities, which is in accordance with our legislative mission in the Oswego Port District; to further projects in commerce and recreation, resulting in the creation of jobs,” Scriber said.

 

 

Source: Oswego County Today