Bridges on I-86 In Allegany Co. Named After Former Co. Legislator

November 14, 2015
  11.14.15 Susan Foster Myers Memorial Bridge Dedication
FRIENDSHIP – Senator Cathy Young (R, Olean) and Assemblyman Joseph Giglio (R, Gowanda) today joined New York State Department of Transportation Region 6 Director Brian Kelly, members of the Allegany County Board of Legislators, representatives from Friendship, and friends and family of the late-Susan Foster Myers, to name the bridges that go over Interstate 86 on Route 275, in her memory.
Susan Foster Myers, a former Friendship Town Councilwoman and Allegany County Legislator, will be posthumously honored for her efforts to improve life in Allegany County and her personal crusade to have Route 17 designated as an interstate highway.
“Susan Foster Myers was a faithful public servant who cared deeply about Allegany County and our whole region. She was passionate about bettering the lives of those around her, and the designation of Route 17 as Interstate 86 was among her highest priorities. Sue believed that the roadway would bring an economic boost for Friendship, Allegany County and the Southern Tier as a whole by helping to create new jobs and encouraging businesses to expand here,” said Senator Young.
“Sue Myers was the face of the Town of Friendship and much of Allegany County for many years,” said Assemblyman Giglio. “She, along with her husband, Al, spent nearly all of their time focusing on issues that impacted their home community, whether it was the Freedom Fair festival, the local library or a government-related task. Sue’s devotion and compassion is truly missed, and I’m happy that we’ll now have the Susan Foster Myers Memorial Bridge to honor her legacy.”