Projects Will Protect Public Safety, Support Economic Growth by Repairing or Replacing 17 Mid-Hudson 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 $21.8 million in funding to rehabilitate and replace 17 bridges and culverts across the Mid-Hudson Region. 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 emphasizes 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 projects and funding dollars for the Mid-Hudson region is below:
- $1.688 million to Dutchess County Department of Public Works for County Road 19 over Wappinger Creek
- $ 950,000 to the city of Newburgh (Orange County) for Route 32X over Quassiac Creek
- $429,000 to the town of Crawford (Orange County) for Bruyn Avenue over Pakanasink Creek
- $139,000 to the town of New Windsor (Orange County) for Lake Road over Metro North Railroad
- $2.280 million to Orange County for County Road 48 over Shawangunk Kill
- $1.425 million to the town of Clarkstown (Rockland County) for Snake Hill Road over CSX Railroad
- $855,000 to the town of Shandaken (Ulster County) for Peck Hollow Road over Peck Hollow Stream
- $1.14 million to the city of Yonkers (Westchester County) for Babcock Place over Metro North Railroad
- $820,000 to the town of Yorktown (Westchester County) for Veterans Road over Hallocks Mill Brook
- $340,000 to the village of Tarrytown (Westchester County) for Main and River Streets (Tarrytown H-Bridge) over Metro North Railroad
- $116,000 to the village of Tarrytown (Westchester County) for Main and Wildey Streets (Tarrytown H-Bridge) over Metro North Railroad
- $2.850 million to the village of Mamaroneck (Westchester County) for Hillside Avenue over Mamaroneck River
- $2.470 million to the town of Yorktown (Westchester County) for Hill Boulevard over a tributary to Barger Brook
- $4.978 million to Westchester County for County Road 306 over Canopus Brook
- $750,000 to Putnam County for Fairfield Drive over Putnam Lake Outlet
- $465,000 for the town of Southeast (Putnam County) for Welfare Road over East Branch of the Croton River
- $198,000 to the town of Tusten (Sullivan County) for Main Street over Little Lake Erie
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 2016-2017 State Budget, the $1 billion BRIDGE NY program will replace, rehabilitate, and maintain vital state and local bridges and culverts 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.