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DOT to install murals on Northway honoring Capital Region’s Native American heritage (news10.com)

 

New York State Department of Transportation Commissioner Marie Therese Dominguez announced that work will begin the week of Jan. 25 to install engraved murals on the Northway Exit 3 flyover northbound and southbound ramps that honor the Capital Region’s rich Native American history.

As part of the environmental review process for the Albany Airport Transportation Corridor project, the State Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) identified artifacts within the project limits deemed culturally significant for three federally recognized Tribes and Nations: the Delaware Tribe of Indians, the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe, and the Stockbridge-Munsee Community Band of Mohican Indians.

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“These murals commemorate and honor the Native Americans indigenous to the Capital Region.  We are excited that this historically and culturally significant component of the Albany Airport Transportation Corridor project will be complete,” Commissioner Dominguez said.  “The addition of these beautiful murals to the bridge abutments will be appreciated by millions of visitors and motorists every year.”

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