July 31, 2009

Gillibrand Announces Key Senate Panel Approves $400,000 For Suffolk County Highway Improvements

Federal Dollars Will Help Improve CR 97, Nicolls Road

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced that late yesterday, the Senate Appropriations Committee approved $400,000 to help improve County Road 97, Nicolls Road in Suffolk County. Senator Gillibrand aggressively lobbied members of the Appropriations Committee to include funding for the project in this year's spending bill.

"This is great news for Suffolk County," Senator Gillibrand said. "Investing in our infrastructure will help improve our roads and make them safer for our travelers, create jobs and help rebuild our economy. I will continue working hard to ensure New York gets its fair share from the federal government."

Suffolk County will use the $400,000 federal investment to help make capacity and safety improvements to CR 97, Nicolls Road.

Late yesterday, the Appropriations Bill for Transportation, Housing and Urban Development passed the full committee. The legislation will head to the floor for a full vote before the Senate. The bill will then proceed to the House-Senate Conference Committee, before final passage in both chambers, and sent to the President to become law.