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New life for Rooftop Highway in Northern NY

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MALONE, N.Y. -

New life for the so-called Rooftop Highway.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday that an in-depth feasibility study will be done on the route that would link Interstate 87 in Plattsburgh to Interstate 81 in Watertown.

Estimated costs to construct a four-lane 175-mile interstate run as high as $4 billion. That's why, in recent years, many have opted to study widening existing U.S. Route 11 instead.

The Rooftop Highway was first proposed in the 1950s.

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