Projects Will Protect Public Safety and Support Economic Growth by Repairing or Replacing 23 Finger Lakes Bridges and Culverts Round One of $1 Billion BRIDGE NY Initiative Part of $21.1 Billion Multi-Year Capital Plan to Upgrade Roads and Bridges Across New York
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced $19.7 million to rehabilitate and replace 23 bridges and culverts in the Finger Lakes. The funding, provided through Round One of the Governor's BRIDGE NY initiative, is part of a $21.1 billion multi-year capital plan to upgrade critical roads, bridges, and other vital transportation infrastructure across New York State.
“Infrastructure is the key to our prosperity and through this program, we are providing funding to local governments in every corner of this state to help ensure their bridges remain reliable, resilient, and able to meet the demands of current and future generations of New Yorkers," Governor Cuomo said. "This is another step toward a safer, stronger and more secure New York for all."
The BRIDGE NY program provides emphasis on projects that address poor structural conditions; mitigate weight restrictions or long detours; facilitate economic development or increase competitiveness; and/or reduce the risk of flooding. It is administered by the New York State Department of Transportation.
Projects were selected for funding through a competitive process that evaluated the resiliency of each structure; current structural conditions; and the significance and importance of the bridge, including traffic volumes, detour considerations, number and types of businesses served; and impacts on commerce. A full list of the Finger Lakes projects is available below:
- $3.895 million to the village of Waterloo (Seneca County) for Locust Street over the Cayuga - Seneca Canal
- $817,000 to Genesee County for Searles Road over Spring Creek
- $1.946 million to Genesee County for Pratt Road over Tonawanda Creek
- $285,000 to the town of Portage (Livingston County) for Pennycook Road over unnamed creek
- $285,000 to the town of Livonia (Livingston County) for Pennimite Road over Wilkins Creek
- $1.178 million to Livingston County for Paper Mill Road over Conesus Outlet
- $752,000 to Livingston County for De Groff Road over Keshequa Creek
- $270,000 to Livingston County for County Line Road (County Route 36A) over a tributary to Honeoye Inlet
- $333,000 to Monroe County for Culver Road over Irondequoit Bay Outlet
- $1.520 million to the town of Greece (Monroe County) for Maiden Lane over Round Pond Creek
- $713,000 to Monroe County for Park Road over Irondequoit Creek
- $1.045 million to Orleans County for Portage Road over Fish Creek
- $1.140 million to Orleans County for Monroe-Orleans County Line Road over East Branch Sandy Creek
- $630,000 to Orleans County for South Holley Road over a branch of Sandy Creek
- $174,000 to the town of Albion (Orleans County) for Clarendon Road over West Branch Sandy Creek
- $371,000 to the town of Sodus (Wayne County) for Main Street over Salmon Creek
- $404,000 to the village of Newark (Wayne County) for East Avenue over the Erie Canal
- $140,000 to Wayne County for Lake Road over a tributary Lake Ontario
- $550,000 to the village of Newark (Wayne County) for Route 31 over Military Brook
- $875,000 to the village of Wolcott (Wayne County) for Mill Street over Wolcott Creek
- $1.003 million to Wyoming County for Schad Road over Red Brook
- $1 million to Ontario County Department of Public Works for County Road 1 over a tributary to Canandaigua Lake
- $395,000 to Yates County for Loomis Road over West River
Department of Transportation Commissioner Matthew J. Driscoll said, “Keeping our bridges safe is of the utmost importance. This BRIDGE NY funding for local bridges and culverts shows a commitment by Governor Cuomo to do whatever is necessary to protect public safety and continue to grow local economies all across New York State.”
Announced as part of Governor Cuomo’s FY 2017 State Budget, the $1 billion BRIDGE NY program will replace, rehabilitate, and maintain vital state and local bridges in order to improve safety and critical economic growth. Half of the money will be spent on state-owned bridges, while the other half will be doled out to municipalities for critical local projects.
BRIDGE NY funding is available to all municipalities authorized to receive and administer State and federal transportation funding. Applications for grants from the first round of funding were due last fall.