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After a rough winter, the state will invest a seven-figure sum to resurface a portion of Route 38 in the town of Fleming. 

Route 38 from south of Lake Avenue Extension near Auburn High School to north of Wyckoff Road on the west side of Owasco Lake will be repaved as part of the $1.2 million project announced by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. 

The project will include the resurfacing of the traffic circle near Emerson Park and White Bridge Road, which connects Route 38 to Route 38A. 

It's one of 91 paving projects the state will fund this year. The funding — $128 million — will be provided through the PAVE NY program, which assists local governments with road repairs. 

There is at least one project in every county and New York City, according to the governor's office. 

"A thriving transportation network is critical to supporting New York's regional economic growth and local economies," Cuomo said in a statement. "While New York continues its nation-leading investments in transportation infrastructure, harsh winter weather is the new normal and it impacts thousands of lane miles each year." 

The Cayuga County project is one of eight in central New York to receive state funding. The state also awarded $980,000 to resurface Route 321 from Route 20 in the village of Skaneateles to Kingston Road in Onondaga County. 

Assemblyman Bill Magnarelli, a Syracuse-area Democrat who chairs the Assembly Transportation Committee, welcomed the state investments. With extreme weather this winter, he said several roads are in disrepair. 

"New York State's Harsh Winter Paving Initiative will provide $128 million in funding to repave roads statewide helping communities to improve travel, local tourism and economic development," Magnarelli said. 

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