GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES MORE THAN $100 MILLION TO PAVE ROADS IMPACTED BY THIS YEAR'S EXTREME WINTER
Harsh Winter Paving Initiative Projects Will Occur in Every Region of the State and Complement the Nearly $300 Million Already Committed for Paving This Construction Season
Investment Will Enhance Safety, Improve Traffic Flow
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced more than $100 million in state funding to repave and enhance roadways impacted by the harsh weather this past winter. Funding will support 84 projects and the renewal of nearly 1,000 lane miles of pavement across the state, including at least one project in every county and New York City. The new funding, awarded through the Harsh Winter Paving Initiative, is in addition to nearly $300 million previously committed for projects that repave approximately 1,600 lane miles of road across New York State. The unprecedented infrastructure investment will make state highways safer and more efficient, while encouraging local commerce and tourism. The projects will take place throughout the summer and into fall, and will be completed this year.
The State Budget included $65 million in Extreme Weather Recovery funds for locally-owned roadways, and this additional $100 million investment will support the renewal of state-owned roadways. This critical funding is supported through the New York State Department of Transportation's five-year capital plan and is in addition to the $743 million provided in this year's budget in direct state aid to local governments for road and bridge repair and modernization.
Approximately $11.4 million in projects to pave 92 lane miles of the following roads in Columbia, Greene, Albany, Rensselaer, Schenectady, Saratoga, Washington and Warren counties:
- $1.5 Million to resurface Route 9 from the Hudson City Line to Route 82 in Columbia County.
- $1.5 million to resurface Route 42 from approximately two miles from the Greene/Ulster County Line to bridge over Schoharie Creek in Greene County.