$17M in Repavement Projects Helping ‘Moon’ York’s Capital Region Roads
New York State has allotted nearly seventeen million dollars toward the repaving of many roadways in and around the Capital Region. But there is one group who thinks this isn't nearly enough.
There is a coalition of business and labor organizations that are trying to campaign for more funding for New York roadways that are in dire need of repair. They have coined the term "Moon York" referring to all of the "craters" or potholes that litter the roadways across the state.
This is part of a one hundred million dollar spending package purposely for fixing roadways affected by extreme weather across the state. The project will cover thirty-six miles of roads in the Capital Region and beyond according to the Daily Gazette.
The Department of Transportation Commissioner, Marie Therese Dominguez said,
Weather in New York is getting more intense more often, necessitating the need for vital and timely maintenance of our infrastructure.
Which Roadways Will The State Be Resurfacing?
- The most expensive project will be old Route 20 in New Lebanon to the Massachusett border. This is a $3.6 million project.
- Route 30 in Duanesburg will be repaved from the Schoharie County border to Easton Road. It will cost $828,000.
- Route 67 from the Mechanicville city line to Route 9 in Malta. This costs $1.9 million.
- State Highway 23A in Prattsville in Green County is the least expensive project costing $448,800.
Mike Elmendorf the CEO and president of the Associated General Contractors of New York says that much more funding is needed to solidify New York's infrastructure, especially the roads.
Our leaders in Albany need to invest in our state’s future and that means repairing and replacing the rapidly deteriorating roads and bridges that have transformed our state into ‘Moon York.’ Rebuild New York Now; it’s the fiscally smart decision because it makes our roads safer, provides jobs, and saves New Yorkers money in the long run.