Harsh Winter Paving Initiative Funding NY Projects
The projects will take place through the summer and into fall, all being completed this year. "These investments are critical to our transportation system and essential for community growth and regional economic competitiveness," Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said.
More than $100 million in New York state funding is being awarded through the Harsh Winter Paving Initiative, money that will support 84 projects and repave/improve nearly 1,000 lane miles of pavement statewide, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced April 30.
It complements nearly $300 million already committed for paving during this construction season, he said.
The projects will take place through the summer and into fall, all being completed this year. "These investments are critical to our transportation system and essential for community growth and regional economic competitiveness," Cuomo said. "By infusing more than $100 million in state funds to revitalize our roads, we are enhancing the quality of life for all New Yorkers while ensuring every traveler remains safe throughout the Empire State."
The state budget included $65 million in Extreme Weather Recovery funds for locally owned roadways; the additional $100 million investment will support the renewal of state-owned roadways, coming from the New York State Department of Transportation's five-year capital plan. It is in addition to $743 million provided in this year's budget in direct state aid to local governments for road and bridge repair and modernization.
"I applaud Governor Cuomo for making this major investment in our state roadways," New York State Department of Transportation Acting Commissioner Paul A. Karas said. "The roads we are paving this summer provide important connections within and between communities, linking downtowns to business districts and supporting our agriculture and tourism industries."