Sen. Griffo announces funding for road repair projects

Joseph A. Griffo

March 07, 2019

UTICA – State Sen. Joseph Griffo, R-I-C-Rome, announced today that several roads in his district will get some needed repairs as part of the state’s PAVE NY initiative, which helps municipalities rehabilitate and reconstruct their roads.

The projects in the Senator’s district are as follows:

  • Oneida County: $910,000 to resurface Route 790 from Route 5A to River Road.
  • Lewis County: $510,000 to resurface Route 26 from County Route 38 to Carpenter Road.

“While I support funding for these road projects, I believe that we must continue to do more to truly address Upstate New York’s infrastructure issues and to ensure that there is parity in the investments between upstate and downstate and New York City,” Sen. Griffo said. “We have recently seen the Governor and Democrat legislators from downstate fighting over the needs of the MTA and New York City’s transportation infrastructure. We must focus equal attention on finding ways to increase funding for the Consolidated Local Street and Highway Improvement Program and PAVE NY and restore the Extreme Winter Recovery funds that could be eliminated in this year’s State Budget. Our local roads matter and we should make it a priority to invest in our infrastructure.”

Sen. Griffo helped to secure a record $603 million for the Consolidated Local Streets and Highway Program, Pave New York and Extreme Winter Recovery to rehabilitate and modernize roads and highways in the region in the 2018-19 budget.