SENATOR BALL DELIVERS MILLIONS FOR “OPERATION: FILL IN THE HOLES” WESTCHESTER, PUTNAM & DUTCHESS TO RECEIVE OVER $2 MILLION FOR LOCAL ROAD REPAIRS

 

    Brewster, N.Y. – 04/10/2014 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) has announced that Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess Counties will receive a total of $2,107,977.78 in state funding to help fix winter damaged roads and bridges. The funding comes from a $40 million statewide allotment in the 2014 – 2015 New York State Budget.

    Westchester County will receive a total of $1,207,988.17, Putnam County will receive a total of $213,597.57 and Dutchess County will receive a total of $686,392.04. To view the complete allocation of the capital funding click here.

    Senator Greg Ball is enlisting the community’s assistance to identify dangerous potholes in need of repair. Residents that know of potholes, are asked to report them on Senator Ball’s website.

    “This brutal winter has taken a toll on all of us, but none us took it quite as bad as our roads. As the winter progressed, local governments struggled to stay on top of the weather while staying within their budgets. I was happy to work with my colleagues to deliver this much needed funding to help our local governments repair our roads and fix the potholes that this winter has left behind,” said Senator Greg Ball. “I am now enlisting the support of the community to help us identity the areas that are in dire need of attention. I have created a form on my website where residents can report potholes, so I can work with our local governments to expedite the process and get our roads back in good condition.”

    If you know of a pothole, you can report it by clicking here. The additional $40 million in funding will be added to the Consolidated Local Street and Highway Improvement Program (CHIPS).

    For more information, please contact jbachmei@nysenate.gov or (845) 531-9796

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