SENATOR GREG BALL ANNOUNCES $75 MILLION INCREASE FOR ROAD AND BRIDGE REPAIR PROJECTS

 

     

    Albany, N.Y. – 3/25/2013 – Senator Greg Ball (R,C,I-Patterson) today announced that the 2013-2014 budget will include $75 million of increased funding for the Consolidated Local Street and Highway Improvement Program (CHIPS).

    “It is so important that we provide proper funding for our States crumbling infrastructure. This funding will allow us to put New York back to work by fixing our roads and bridges,” said Senator Greg Ball. “I am happy to have worked with my colleagues to deliver this a 21 percent increase in CHIPS funding, the first increase in five years.”

    A total of $438 million in funding statewide will go to counties, cities, towns and villages to support local highway, road, and bridge repair projects. The Consolidated Local Street and Highway Improvement Program (CHIPS) was established by the Legislature in 1981. The funds go directly to local governments to support repairs to the highways, bridges, and roads that they operate and maintain.

    A breakdown of CHIPS funding can be viewed below for Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess Counties. For a complete breakdown of Chips funding please click here.

      2012/2013 CHIPS Total 2013/2014 CHIPS Total 2013/2014 CHIPS Change Percent Change
    Westchester 11,394,553.14 13,677,066.10 2,282,512.96 20.03
    Putnam 1,798,168.73 2,196,717.19 398,548.46 22.16
    Dutchess 5,857,287.32 7,141,744.84 1,284,457.52 21.93

     

    “I would like to thank Senator Ball for helping get us this funding,” said Somers Highway Superintendent Thomas Chiaverini. “One of the best investments we can make is in our infrastructure. This additional funding allows us to make a greater investment into our roadways in Somers.”

    “This $75 Million increase in CHIPS will allow us to make repairs to local highways, roads, and bridges while helping support job growth in our community,” said Pawling Highway Superintendent John Daley. “Investing in our infrastructure is one of the most important investments for our citizens. I would like to thank Senator Ball for helping us obtain this funding.”

    “This increase in funding for CHIPS will greatly help us improve the infrastructure in the Town of Carmel. It will allow us to better maintain our  roadways and our storm water drainage systems,” said Carmel Town Supervisor Ken Schmitt. “We appreciate all that Senator Ball has done to secure these additional funding.”

    For more information, please contact Joe Bachmeier at (845) 200 9716.

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