The Seneca Nation released the following statement Saturday saying in part that the state hasn’t repaired the thruway as a form of quote “political revenge”.
“There is only one simple reason that the State has continually refused to honor its obligation to repair the portion of Thruway that crosses our Cattaraugus Territory: political revenge. The Seneca Nation has routinely approved resolutions for routine maintenance on this stretch of Thruway. Anyone who has driven on this state roadway knows that it requires far more than routine maintenance. Rather than protect the safety of the traveling public, the Governor would rather try to exact some sort of political revenge against the Seneca Nation for an issue unrelated to the crumbling condition of the Thruway. This behavior is misguided and dangerous for the thousands of drivers who place their safety in the State’s hands each day they travel the New York State Thruway.”