One of the county’s major thruways will be receiving a face lift courtesy of the state government. The state has recently allocated $100 million in funding to support the renewal of roadways impacted by extreme weather. The funding supports repaving projects at 66 locations, totaling almost 568 lane miles of pavement, and complements a record level of investment by the Governor in infrastructure across New York State.
“From a devastating blizzard to historic flooding, we are living in a time of record-breaking weather events which have left many roads across New York State in need of repair and rejuvenation,” Governor Hochul said. “This $100 million will lengthen the lifespan of dozens of roads across the State, making them more resilient in the face of future extreme weather conditions.”
Through sustained investment in transportation infrastructure, New York State is working to make highways safer and more efficient while encouraging local commerce and tourism. The current $32.9 billion State Department of Transportation five-year capital plan, inclusive of federal formula funds from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, provides funding for road and bridge repair and modernization, and will help restore hundreds of lane miles of highway impacted by extreme weather.
New York State Department of Transportation Commissioner Marie Therese Dominguez said, “As we’ve seen over the last couple of years, extreme and intense weather patterns are impacting communities statewide. This funding provided by Governor Hochul will not only enhance road conditions and public safety, but also promote long-term sustainability and durability of our infrastructure in the face of harsher and more severe climate patterns.”
The Mid-Hudson Region, which includes all of Rockland, will receive a $17.4 million investment, with 4.1 million specifically earmarked to resurface Route 45 from East Eckerson Road to the Palisades Interstate Parkway in the Town of Ramapo and Villages of New Square and New Hempstead.