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Allegany County thanks New York Governor for major infrastructure funding

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New York State announced $13.4 million for Allegany County last week

From Allegany County NY,

Dear Governor Hochul:

On behalf of our Board of Legislators, I would like to thank you for supporting Allegany County’s infrastructure through significant BRIDGE NY funding. We are thrilled to hear that the County has been awarded over $13 million through the program to fund four important projects.

Our biggest “sigh of relief” came with the news of $6.635 million in funding for the County Road 4 bridge over the Genesee River. Located in the Town of Hume, this bridge is one of only three that span the Genesee in the northern part of our county. Its upkeep is vital for effective response by emergency vehicles, public transit and school busses, and everyday east/west traffic. Due to its large size (over 600′), it would be extraordinarily challenging for our small county to fund independently. We’re grateful for your support.

The two culvert replacements that are being funded lay in the towns of Scio and West Almond. While smaller projects, the combined costs for their replacements exceed $4 million. We typically are burdened with self-funding projects of this nature. If not for the BRIDGE NY program, those costs would directly impact our small and tax-weary residents.

Once again, thank you for recognizing the importance of maintaining our critical infrastructure in Allegany County and New York State. We appreciate your continued support and leadership.

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