N.Y. adds $250 million to bridge rehab program
Don McLoud | January 31, 2018

The 1980 Olympic ski jumps form an eye-catching backdrop for the new bridge on Route 73 south of Lake Placid, New York. The state is gearing up for more bridge projects, thanks to an additional $250 million in funding for municipalities. Photo by NYSDOT

The state of New York plans to infuse an additional $250 million into rehabilitating and replacing worn-out bridges and culverts.

The Bridge NY program began in 2016 with an initial $200 million. The program provides grants to municipalities in the state. It has led to more than 125 bridge and culvert projects being funded, according to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office.

“Investing in New York’s infrastructure is key to increasing our economic competitiveness now, as well as future growth,” Cuomo said. “As the Bridge NY program continues to help communities across the state improve safety and reliability of bridges and roads, I am encouraging all local governments to apply for funding to help enhance our transportation infrastructure for the 21st century workforce.”

The program focuses on bridges in poor structural condition, those requiring weight restrictions or leading to long detours, or projects that improve economic development.


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