Senator Saland Secures Over $1 Million For Dutchess County Highway And Infrastructure Improvements

Stephen M. Saland

November 13, 2007

Senator Steve Saland (R,I,C Poughkeepsie) today announced he has secured $1,018,980 in state Multi-Modal Transportation Program funding for highway and infrastructure improvements in Dutchess County.

The Multi-Modal program provides reimbursement for eligible transportation projects for local highway, bridge, rail, aviation and port development. All of the projects are considered to be high priorities by the municipalities that submitted them, and have already received preliminary approval from the NYS Department of Transportation.

"Maintaining our roads, bridges and other transportation avenues is not just a quality of life issue, it is a safety issue," said Senator Saland. "Whether we use our private vehicles or public transportation, we all depend on having a safe infrastructure. And businesses cannot function without being able to ship and receive goods reliably. We have all shuddered when seeing news reports of tragic accidents attributable to deteriorating roadways and bridges. I am very pleased I was able to secure this funding so local governments can keep their infrastructure safe without having to balance their transportation budgets on the backs of local taxpayers," Saland continued.

Many local roads in Dutchess County are in need of repair. Unfortunately, infrastructure repair projects are extremely expensive and local governments find it difficult to afford the cost without help. The fourth round of the Multi-Modal Transportation Program was authorized by the Legislature in 2005 and is designed to meet the infrastructure repair needs of local governments on a reimbursement basis.

City of Beacon
Install traffic light at Fishkill Ave. and Delavan Ave. $105,300

City of Poughkeepsie
A number of projects involving repair or replacement of city streets, sidewalks, street signs $150,480

Town of Clinton
Repair of Eighmyville Road $28,080

Town of East Fishkill
Repair of Old Sylvan Lake Road $97,740

Town of Fishkill
Repair of Tompkins Ave. From Old Glenham Road to Rt. 52 $34,020

Town of Hyde Park
Repair of Old Post Road and Pinewoods Road $57,780

Town of LaGrange
Repair of Sunset Hill Road from Skidmore Road to Wells Drive $70,920

Town of Pleasant Valley
Repair of Halter Lane and Stirrup Lane $43,920

Town of Poughkeepsie
Removal & replacement of sidewalks & curbing on Lewis Avenue $91,800

Town of Red Hook Replace deteriorated drainage pipes $39,600

Town of Rhinebeck
Reconstruction of the Fox Hollow Bridge $39,420

Town of Stanford
Repair of Old Conklin Hill Road and Pugsley Hill Road $45,360

Town of Union Vale
Repair of Walsh Road $30,600

Town of Wappinger
Repair of Robert Lane $59,580

Town of Washington
The Town submitted 14 different projects $46,980

Village of Fishkill
Repair of Broad Street $6,660

Village of Millbrook
Project to be determined $12,600

Village of Red Hook
Install traffic light at the intersection of South Broadway & Amherst $12,060

Village of Rhinebeck
Replace sidewalks on E. Market & Mill Streets $19,080

Village of Tivoli
Repair sidewalks on Broadway from the Old Madalin Bridge to Clay Hill Road $6,300

Village of Wappingers Falls
Repair sidewalks and roadway on Reserve Place from Rt. 9D to So. Mesier Avenue $20,700

Dutchess County Total $1,018,980