January 21, 2017
By Stephanie West
Albany, NY – Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced $35.3 million to rehabilitate and replace two bridges in New York City.
The funding, provided through Round One of the Governor’s BRIDGE NY initiative, is part of a $21.1 billion multi-year capital plan to upgrade critical roads, bridges, and other vital transportation infrastructure across New York State.
“Infrastructure is the key to our prosperity and through this program, we are providing funding to local governments in every corner of this state to help ensure their bridges remain reliable, resilient, and able to meet the demands of current and future generations of New Yorkers,” Governor Cuomo said. “This is another step toward a safer, stronger and more secure New York for all.”
The New York City projects that are receiving funding: $17.650 million to New York City for the Manhattan Bridge and $17.650 million to New York City for Riverside Drive over West 158th Street.
Department of Transportation Commissioner Matthew J. Driscoll said, “Keeping our bridges safe is of the utmost importance. This BRIDGE NY funding for local bridges and culverts shows a commitment by Governor Cuomo to do whatever is necessary to protect public safety and continue to grow local economies all across New York State.”