Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced $800,000 in federal funding to construct a salt storage facility in the town of Ellenburg in Clinton County. The funding was allocated through the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Rural Development program and will help improve the efficiency of winter road maintenance while protecting the environment from runoff from salt and sand storage.
“This funding will help our winter storm response teams work as quickly as possible to clear our roads and prevent tragic accidents,” said Senator Gillibrand. “Making sure our roads are safe is a priority for me in Congress, and I’ll keep fighting to bring federal resources home to bolster our Upstate infrastructure.”
The New York State Water Quality Improvement Project (WQIP) will provide an additional $500,000 to finance the project.