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Monthly progress reports and record of petitions for work on highways

Held by the New York State Archives


Overview of the Records

Repository:

New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
This series consists of a monthly progress report with monthly highway construction statistics including miles surveyed; miles under contract not completed; miles completed and accepted; expenses for surveys and maps, construction, and maintenance; amount paid by state and county for construction work. Also include is a record of all petitions within a county which includes miles covered in original petition; miles surveyed; county share of the cost of the work; contract date and price and date completed road was turned over to the county.
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1 cu. ft. (1 volume)
Inclusive Dates:
[ca. 1898-1913
Series Number:
B0269

Arrangement

By county.

Scope and Content Note

This volume contains two forms for each county: a "Monthly Progress" report and a "Record of All Petitions in this County."

"Monthly Progress" reports contain highway construction statistics cumulated monthly over several years for each county and provide: year and month; number of original petitions received and mileage of construction petitioned for; number of miles surveyed; number of miles mapped; number of miles adopted by the county; number of miles under contract not completed; number of miles completed and accepted; advertising costs; engineering expenses for surveys and maps, construction, and maintenance; amount paid by state and county for construction work; and amount expended by county.

The "Record of All Petitions" for each county contains the following information on individual petitions for highway construction work: date of original petition; petition number; name of road; town; number of miles covered in original petition; number of miles surveyed; date county approved plans for work; amount set aside by county for its share of the cost of the work; date of contact; road number; contract price; date on which completed road was turned over to the county; and remarks: usually a cost figure, possibly the total cost of the work, and occasionally a note indicating that a petition had been combined with another.

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Indexed alphabetically by county in front of volume.

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