State lawmakers call for more funding to improve local roads and bridges

Updated: March 04, 2020 10:47 PM
Created: March 04, 2020 07:24 PM

ALBANY, N.Y. (WHEC) — Some state lawmakers joined Highway Superintendents and other local leaders from around New York for the "Local Roads Matter" campaign in Albany Wednesday.

They're calling for an increase in funding for the state's Consolidated Local Street and Highway Improvement Program.

They want an additional $150 million to help make repairs to roads and bridges in the state as part of the new executive budget.

They're also asking the governor to reinstate the $65 million Extreme Winter Recovery Allocation.

This would be the first increase in funding for the program since 2013.

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