The Debate Over an Upstate NY Commute

March 26, 2014 at 1:29 pm

We all know what it’s like to be stuck behind a slow-moving truck or construction vehicle. Now imagine that frustration dragging on for 150 miles, and consider the economic consequences for towns along that road.

It’s a real problem for residents of the region of far upstate New York called the North Country who have to use a two-lane road near the Canadian border to travel east and west across the northern part of the state.

Albany public television‘s Matt Ryan reports now on the move to build an alternative – dubbed the rooftop highway – to connect the region stretching from the Watertown area to Plattsburgh.

See the original story here.