Infrastructure & Transportation


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Massena is located on State Route 37 which connects to US Interstate 81 to the west, and to US Routes 11 and Interstate 87 in the east. Route 56 leads to Potsdam and Canton in the south while State Route 420 connects with the Adirondacks. Immediate access to CDN Highways 401 and 416 is provided via bridge crossing in Massena.


The Massena International Airport, Richards Field, is located 2 miles east of the village and provides three convenient and affordable daily shuttle flights to Boston Logan Airport with connections to major U.S. destinations. From comfortable state-of-the-art facilities to friendly, personalized service and free parking just steps from the terminal, Massena International Airport makes flying easy and stress-free. It also serves as a U.S. Customs Port of Entry for planes entering the United States from Canada or other foreign countries. Major airports are located a short distance away in Ottawa, Montreal and Syracuse.


CSX Transportation serves several local industrial sites including the Massena Industrial Park. Operating in 15 states and Canada, CSX Transportation serves a heavy industrial and consumer region which includes 6 of the 10 largest population centers in the country. Typically, CSX Transportation handles metals, forest products, chemicals, grain, fuel, automobiles, as well as other local commodities.

Port Facilities

Deep-draft Seaway port facilities and stevedoring services for all types of cargo are found 35 miles to the west at the Port of Ogdensburg. This is only 60 miles east of Lake Ontario and 90 miles west of Montreal. The deep-draft berthing (27') can provide large sea vessels with access to the Great Lakes and world ports.


A US customs office is located 4 miles east of the Village of Massena at the international bridge approach in Rooseveltown. All persons planning to cross the border are advised to be familiar with customs regulations of both countries.



The St. Lawrence River is the primary source for Village water including some portions of the Town. The water plant design capacity is 5 million gallons per day with approximately 1.7 million gallons per day excess available volume.


The Village sewage treatment facility is an activated sludge type facility which has the ability to be expanded modularly, if needed. Development in the Town requires on-site waste-water treatment facilities, with particular method dependent upon the quantity of waste water generated, and specific site capabilities.


Massena is the home of the Robert H. Moses Power Dam, one of the New York Power Authority's major hydroelectric dams. Using the 800-megawatt capacity of this dam, the Massena Electric Department provides some of the lowest energy costs in the nation and MED reliability is also far superior to the US and Canadian average. Our community is proud of MED achievements and environmental commitment.

Please email us your current demand, load and kilowatt usage from your facility and we will provide a cost estimate for similar usage in Massena.

LP Gas

LP Gas, bottled and bulk, is available from several dealers in the vicinity of Massena. Visit our Resource Directory to find contact information for LP Gas dealers.

Natural Gas

Natural gas is provided to the Village by the St. Lawrence Gas Company, headquartered in Massena. The Company has installed more than 572 miles of gas main and service lines within a New York State service territory that is about 785 square miles, across St. Lawrence County and a portion of Lewis County. As a public local distribution company, St. Lawrence Gas is regulated by the New York State Department of Public Service Commission. The Company's distribution rates for residential service have been the lowest in New York State for more than 8 consecutive years.

Telecom Service

There are five providers of telecom services that offer various options for businesses. For assistance connecting with the right provider to meet your telecom needs, contact Business Development Corporation.