Projects Will Protect Public Safety and Support Economic Growth by Repairing or Replacing 16 Central New York 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 $16.76 million to rehabilitate and replace 16 bridges and culverts in Central New York. 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. Following is a full list of projects and funding dollars for Central New York:
- $760,000 for Madison County for Beaver Creek Road (County Route 99) over West Creek
- $855,000 to Madison County for Oxbow Road over Oneida Creek
- $1.473 million to the town of Mentz (Cayuga County) for NY Central Road over Owasco Outlet
- $285,000 for the town of Sterling (Cayuga County) for Schoolcraft Road over Sterling Valley Creek
- $903,000 to the Town of Throop (Cayuga County) for Nugent Road over Crane Brook
- $4.750 million to the city of Auburn (Cayuga County) for Route 38 over Owasco Outlet
- $760,000 to the city of Syracuse (Onondaga County) for Tallman Street over Onondaga Creek
- $1.749 million to the city of Syracuse (Onondaga County) for West Onondaga Street over Onondaga Creek
- $1.425 million to Onondaga County for Route 174 over Nine Mile Creek
- $540,000 to Onondaga County for South Street over Smokey Hollow Creek
- $240,000 to the town of Lysander (Onondaga County) for Willett Parkway and Drakes Landing over Willett Pond Outfall
- $205,000 to the town of Lysander (Onondaga County) for Willet Parkway over Unnamed Tributary to Seneca River
- $650,000 to the city of Fulton (Oswego County) for Hannibal Street over Meadow Brook
- $523,000 to the city of Fulton (Oswego County) for Oneida Street over Foster Street
- $1.150 million to Oswego County for County Route 16 over Black Creek
- $492,000 to Cortland County for Cheningo Solon Pond Road over a tributary to Cheningo 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 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.