Assemblyman Chris Friend (R – Big Flats) met with Chemung County Legislature Minority Leader and Chairman of the New York State I-86 Coalition Ted Bennett on February 8 to discuss construction work on Interstates 86 and 99. Once completed, these highways will provide an economic boost to the Southern Tier.
“Interstates 86 and 99 are vital factors in the economic recovery of our region,” said Friend. “The highways will open up new avenues for commerce and tourism and Ted Bennett has been a driving force in pushing for their completion. I worked with Ted during my own time as a Chemung County Legislator, and I know firsthand his dedication toward making our communities vibrant and successful.”