The deck replacement of the Hutchinson River Parkway bridge that spans Boston Post Road in Pelham is one of 38 New York Works projects that will be funded through an accelerated $217,860,381 investment, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday.
About 287 miles of roads and 23 bridges in the Hudson Valley, will be covered through the NY Works Accelerated Bridge and Pavement Preservation program, according to Cuomo. The projects were identified by the state Department of Transportation and it is believed that they will create thousands of jobs through the state.
The deck replacement in Pelham is expected to cost $1,224,750.
"For the second straight year, New York State has worked and passed a balanced and transformative budget based on fiscal responsibility, job creation, government efficiency," Cuomo said in statement. "The cornerstone of this budget is the New York Works program, a new and smarter strategy for putting New Yorkers back to work by rebuilding our aging infrastructure and helping put our state's economy back on track, just the way we have put our state government back on track. This significant investment will rebuild the foundation of the region's economy and create thousands of jobs for New Yorkers."
NY Works is an initiative started by Cuomo that aims to quickly improve the state’s infrastructure and create jobs.
The state budget funds the NY Works program with $247 million in state capital funds and $917 million in new Federal funds for a total of $1.2 billion in new spending to accelerate repair, replacement and improvement of deficient roads and bridges. This funding is over and above the $1.6 billion already allocated this year to the core transportation capital program for road and bridge projects. This program is in addition to the advancement of the Tappan Zee Bridge replacement project that will inject billions more into the regional and state economy.
A full list of Hudson Valley projects can be found here: http://www.governor.ny.gov/press/04032012Huson-Valley
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