U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $2,087,884.07 in federal funding for the Harper Street Asphalt Plant in New York City. The federal funds are administered through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and will be used to repair damages sustained during Superstorm Sandy.
The Harper Street Asphalt Plant produces recycled asphalt pavement (RAP) for the New York City Department of Transportation. By transforming worn asphalt into new pavement, the city is able to reduce costs and pollution from trucking milled asphalt to landfills.
“Superstorm Sandy damaged infrastructure across New York communities and some are still dealing with the aftermath,” said Senator Gillibrand. “This funding will be provided to the city for the costs of repairing the Harper Street Asphalt Plant in order to continue providing sustainable street resurfacing services for New York City. I’m proud to announce this funding, and I will always fight to make sure our communities have the resources needed to recover from a natural disaster.”