State money coming for two area bridges

GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES $5.9 MILLION TO REHABILITATE BRIDGES IN THE CAPITAL REGION Projects Protect Public Safety and Support Economic Growth by Repairing or Replacing 10 Capital Region Bridges and Culverts Round One of $1 Billion BRIDGE NY Initiative Part of $21.1 Billion Multi-Year Capital Plan to Upgrade Roads and Bridges Across New York

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced $5.9 million to rehabilitate and replace 10 bridges and culverts across the Capital Region. The funding, provided through Round One of the Governor's BRIDGE NY initiative, is part of a $21.1 billion multi-year capital plan to upgrade critical roads, bridges, and other vital transportation infrastructure across New York State. The BRIDGE NY program emphasizes projects that address poor structural conditions; mitigate weight restrictions or long detours; facilitate economic development or increase competitiveness; and/or reduce the risk of flooding. It is administered by the New York State Department of Transportation. Projects were selected for funding through a competitive process that evaluated the resiliency of each structure; current structural conditions; and the significance and importance of the bridge, including traffic volumes, detour considerations, number and types of businesses served; and impacts on commerce. A full list of projects and funding dollars for the Capital Region is below: Locally:

· $300,000 to the town of Catskill (Greene County) for Pennsylvania Avenue over a tributary to Kaaterskill Creek · $1.093 million to the town of Nassau (Rensselaer County) for Murdock Road over the Tsatsawassa Creek · $750,000 to Columbia County for County Route 21 over a tributary to Agawamuck Creek in the town of Hillsdale.

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