Hochul Investment for Roadway Repaving and Resiliency Enhancements

Governor Kathy Hochul announced today $100 million in funding has been released 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 by the governor in infrastructure across New York State.

$8.8 million of the budget will be going to roads in the North Country. The Mohawk Valley region will be receiving $6.4 million.

“From a devastating blizzard to historic flooding, we are living in a time of record-breaking weather events which have left many roads across New York State in need of repair and rejuvenation,” Governor Hochul said. “This $100 million will lengthen the lifespan of dozens of roads across the State, making them more resilient in the face of future extreme weather conditions.”

Through sustained investment in transportation infrastructure, New York State is attempting to make highways safer and more efficient while encouraging local commerce and tourism.

The current $32.9 billion State Department of Transportation five-year capital plan, inclusive of federal formula funds from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, provides funding for road and bridge repair and modernization. This infrastructure funding will help restore hundreds of lane miles of highway impacted by extreme weather.

Marie Therese Dominguez, the New York State Department of Transportation Commissioner said, “As we’ve seen over the last couple of years, extreme and intense weather patterns are impacting communities statewide.  This funding provided by Governor Hochul will not only enhance road conditions and public safety, but also promote long-term sustainability and durability of our infrastructure in the face of harsher and more severe climate patterns.”

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