Press Release

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $36 Million In Funding To Repair Damaged Federally-Owned Roads Across New York State

Oct 6, 2020

U.S. Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $35,767,672.72 in funding to support emergency repairs to federal roads across New York State. The funding was allocated through the US Department of Transportation (DOT) Federal Highway Administration’s Emergency Relief for Federally Owned Roads program, and will be used to restore roads and highway infrastructure damaged as a result of the World Trade Center attacks, Superstorm Sandy, and the 2018 North East flooding.

“I’m proud to deliver these federal funds that will help New York revamp its disaster-impacted roads and highways to improve safety and efficiency for all drivers and passengers,” said Senator Schumer. “No disaster can break New York’s tough spirit, and together, we will rebuild New York from the ground up.”

“Delivering the resources to repair and rebuild New York’s transportation infrastructure and help our communities recover from these devastating events is a top priority,” said Senator Gillibrand“This federal funding supports restoration efforts and emergency repairs to fix federally-owned highways and roads that suffered damage from natural disasters and the 9-11 attacks on the World Trade Center. I will always fight for the federal dollars New Yorkers need to rebuild and move forward in the aftermath of catastrophic events.”

Funding Recipients Listed Below: 



Amount Awarded 

ERFO: Dagmar Trail Disc.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Project


ERFA: Hurricane Sandy Disc.

New York State Department of Transportation Project


ERFA: September 11, 2001 World Trade Center Attacks Disc.

New York State Department of Transportation Project


The Emergency Relief for Federally Owned Roads program is authorized under U.S.C. 23 Section 125 (e) for the repair or reconstruction of Federal Lands Management Agencies transportation facilities. The ERFO Program was created to offset the increased costs incurred by agencies to manage, repair, and reconstruct federal roads to meet pre-disaster conditions.