NYS to Invest $100 Million in Roadway Repaving and Resiliency Enhancements
Rockland Daily Staff
New York State announced Monday that it will release $100 million in funding to support the renewal of State roadways impacted by extreme weather.
The funding supports repaving projects at 66 locations, totaling almost 568 lane miles of pavement, and complements a record level of investment in infrastructure across New York State.
$4.1 million of the $17.4 million the Mid-Hudson Region will go to resurface Route 45 from East Eckerson Road to the Palisades Interstate Parkway in the Town of Ramapo and Villages of New Square and New Hempstead.
Through sustained investment in transportation infrastructure, New York State is making highways safer and more efficient while encouraging local commerce and tourism. The current $32.9 billion State Department of Transportation's five-year capital plan, inclusive of federal formula funds from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, provides historic funding for road and bridge repair and modernization, and this critical infrastructure funding will help restore hundreds of lane miles of highway impacted by extreme weather.
"New York's winters take a significant toll on our roads," State Senator Tim Kennedy says, "and it's imperative that we're maintaining their stability and usability through dedicated, strategic investment. This funding builds upon the comprehensive infrastructure-focused agenda we continue to advance in order to prioritize driver safety and ultimately strengthen our economy."