Projects Will Protect Public Safety, Support Economic Growth by Repairing or Replacing 23 Southern Tier 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 $33.2 million in funding to rehabilitate and replace 23 bridges and culverts across the Southern Tier. 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.
“By providing BRIDGE NY funding to local governments, we are building safer, more reliable bridges, protecting public safety, and bolstering economic growth in communities across the state," Governor Cuomo said. "Our transportation infrastructure is critical both to helping people safely get to where they need to go and in supporting the long-term economic vitality of New York."
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 Southern Tier is below:
- $2.280 million to the city of Elmira (Chemung County) for Madison Avenue over the Chemung River
- $3.325 million to the city of Elmira (Chemung County) for Walnut Street over the Chemung River
- $1.030 million to the town of Big Flats (Chemung County) for Daniel Zenker Drive over Owens Hollow Creek
- $1.043 million to Chemung County for Chambers Road (County Route 35) over Madison Creek
- $1.031 million to Chemung County for Chambers Road (County Route 35) over Madison Creek
- $1.815 million to Schuyler County for Mill Street over Chequaga Falls
- $1.244 million to the city of Hornell (Steuben County) for Seneca Street over Canacadea Creek
- $1.663 million to the city of Corning (Steuben County) for Bridge Street over Chemung River
- $4.275 million to Steuben County Department of Public Works for County Road 22 over Canisteo River
- $1.891 million to the city of Hornell (Steuben County) for East Main Street over Chauncy Run
- $1.750 million to the town of Union (Broome County) for Country Club Road over Patterson Creek
- $1.330 million to Broome County for Oregon Hill Road over Big Brook
- $1.810 million to Broome County for Juneberry Road over Big Choconut Creek
- $990,000 to Broome County for Twist Run Road and Nanticoke Drive over a tributary to Nanticoke Creek
- $1 million to Broome County for Twist Run Road over a tributary to Nanticoke Creek
- $550,000 to the town of Colesville (Broome County) for Dilly Road over a stream
- $499,000 to Chenango County for County Road 32 over Ransford Creek
- $551,000 to Chenango County for County Road 32 over Thompson Creek
- $158,000 to the Village of Stamford (Delaware County) for Buntline Drive over wetlands
- $225,000 to Tioga County for West River Street over a tributary of Susquehanna River
- $1.178 million to the city of Ithaca (Tompkins County) for North Aurora Street over Cascadilla Creek
- $2.683 million to the town of Dryden (Tompkins County) for Freese Road over Fall Creek
- $963,000 to the town of Dryden (Tompkins County) for South George Road over Virgil Creek
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 FY2017 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.