December 02, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More than $72 Million in Federal Funding to Upgrade & Replace Flood-Prone Upstate New York Bridges

Funding Will Be Used To Repair, Replace 29 Bridges in Capital Region, CNY, S. Tier, Hudson Valley, North Country

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $ $72,263,840.00 to update and replace 29 bridges throughout Upstate New York. The funding was allocated through the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) and will fund the necessary improvements for bridges in high-risk flood areas throughout the Capital Region, Central New York, Southern Tier, Hudson Valley and North Country. This $72 million in federal funding will cover 100 percent of the repair and replacement costs.

“This federal funding will help keep our Upstate New York bridges in tip-top shape and ensure they are able to withstand all manner of severe weather events for a long time,” said Senator Schumer. “These bridges are vital links in the transportation system that sustain our economy, and we must do all we can to make sure they are in a state of good repair.”

“This is a major investment that will help strengthen critical transportation infrastructure in upstate New York,” said Senator Gillibrand. “Our bridges are heavily traveled and are assets in our communities. This funding will help replace eroded and decaying bridges, helping to keep our communities safe and taking the tax burden off of local families.”  

FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program provides funding under Section 404 of the Stafford Act, the federal disaster law that supplies aid to states and localities to implement long-term resiliency measures after a major disaster. The purpose of these grants is to reduce the loss the life and property due to natural disasters and to enable mitigation measures to be implemented during the immediate recovery from a disaster.

A full list of the bridges receiving FEMA funding is below:

-          Capital Region

  • $10,088,640 for 3 bridges located on Route 20 over Kinderhook Creek in the Town of Nassau in Rensselaer County.
  • $1,265,000 for the bridge located on Route 196 over Glens Falls Feeder Canal in the Town of Hudson Falls in Washington County.
  • $1,736,000 for the bridge located on Route 4 over Glens Falls Feeder in the Town of Hudson Falls in Washington County.

-          Central New York

  • $1,810,000 for the bridge located on Route 315 over Big Creek in the Town of Marshall in Oneida County.
  • $1,103,600 for the bridge located on Route 28 over Multanner Creek in the Town of Middleville in Herkimer County.
  • $987,500 for the bridge located on Route 168 over Otsquago in the Town of Stark in Herkimer County.
  • $1,062,500 for the bridge located on Dustin Road over Kayuta Lake in the Town of Remsen in Oneida County.

-          Southern Tier

  • $1,250,000 for the bridge located on Route 17C over Campville Creek in the Town of Owego in Tioga County.

 

-          Hudson Valley

  • $4,972,000 for the bridge located on Route 212, over Beaver Kill in the Town of Woodstock in Ulster County.
  • $3,125,000 for the bridge located on Route 52, over Verkeerder Kill in the Town of Shawangunk in Ulster County
  • $1,736,000 for the bridge located on Route 97, over Beaver Brook in the Town of Highland in Sullivan County
  • $2,480,000 for the bridge located on Route 52, over Dwaar Kill in the Town of Crawford in Orange County
  • $3,348,000 for the bridge located on Route 97 over Shingle Kill in the Town of Deerpark in Orange County
  • $1,875,000 for the bridge located on Route 9W over Rockland Lake Outlet in the Town of Clarkstown in Rockland County.
  • $3,100,000 for the bridge located on Route 199 over Sawkill Creek in the Town of Milan in Dutchess County.
  • $3,125,000 for the bridge located on Route 82 over Sprout Creek in the Town of Union Vale in Dutchess County.

 

-          North Country

  • $7,192,000 for 2 bridges located on Route I-87 B SB over LIT Ausable River in the Town of Peru in Clinton County.
  • $9,734,000 for 2 bridges located on Route I-87 B SB over Salmon River in the Town of Plattsburgh in Clinton County.
  • $2,356,000 for the bridge located on Route 9 N over West Branch Ausable River in the Town of Jay in Essex County.
  • $2,604,000 for the bridge located on Route 73 over East Bridge Ausable River in the Town of Keene in Essex County.
  • $2,219,600 for 2 bridges located on Route 73 over Beede Brook in the Town of Keene in Essex County.
  • $2,604,000 for the bridge located on Route 73 over Johns Bridge in the Town of Keene in Essex County.
  • $1,250,000 for the bridge located on Route 73 over Johns Bridge Overflow in the Town of Keene in Essex County.
  • $1,240,000 for the bridge located on Route 73 over Cascade Lake Outlet in the Town of Keene in Essex County.

 

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