Two major bridge projects and two key culverts benefit
From the Office of Governor Kathy Hochul, image from BridgesTunnels.com
Governor Kathy Hochul today announced the award of $13.4 million in enhanced assistance to Allegany County to rehabilitate and replace bridges and culverts. This funding, provided through the State’s BRIDGE NY initiative, is aimed at helping local governments harden their existing infrastructure while boosting the resiliency of bridges and culverts in the state. The State’s BRIDGE NY initiative supports projects that combat climate change by reducing the risk of flooding, improves the resiliency of structures, facilitates regional economic competitiveness and prioritizes projects that benefit environmental justice communities.
“New York State is making historic investments to modernize our infrastructure and we are committed to working with our partners in local government to help ensure that their bridges and culverts are ready to meet the challenges of global climate change,” Governor Hochul said. “The BRIDGE NY program provides essential funding directly to local governments to enhance the safety, resiliency, sustainability and reliability of local infrastructure, allowing more than 140 bridges to better withstand extreme weather events and keep New Yorkers safe.”
New York State County Highway Superintendents Association President Kevin Rooney, P.E. said, “Considering that local governments are responsible for the maintenance of 87% of the roads and over half the bridges in the state, BRIDGE NY funding is vital to county highway departments’ efforts to maintain, rehabilitate and enhance the resiliency of our vast systems of bridges and culverts on these local roads.. Now, thanks to the Governor’s budget initiatives, the newest Five-Year Transportation Capital Plan and support from legislative leaders, funding levels for BRIDGE NY have doubled.”
New York State Association of Town Superintendents of Highways President David Miller said, “This program which is specifically dedicated to local bridges and culverts is essential for our local governments. We look forward to working with our state officials to maintain and increase these investments as we move toward completing the current five-year capital program.”
The BRIDGE NY awards include:
- $2.724 million to Allegany County for the rehabilitation of the County Road 31 bridge over Van Campen Creek.
- $6.635 million to Allegany County for the rehabilitation of the County Road 4 bridge over the Genesee River.
- $1.799 million to Allegany County for the replacement of the Karr Valley Road culvert carrying the tributary to Karr Valley Creek.
- $2.207 million to Allegany County for the replacement of the Middaugh Hill Road culvert carrying the tributary to Gordon Brook.