Maloney, Cuomo and Local Officials Announce $6.7 Million for Major Hudson Valley Road Repairs
Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18), Governor Andrew Cuomo and local officials announced $6.7 million to repave dangerous roads in Lewisboro, Bedford and Mt. Kisco. These projects are state and federally funded through the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) and have been accelerated due to damage caused by recent storms and harsh winter weather.
“This past winter brought heavy storms to communities all across the state, and by accelerating these resurfacing projects we are building our roads back stronger than ever,” Governor Cuomo said. “This funding will make our roadways safer and smoother for those who live, work and visit New York, and allocating it for this construction season means the repairs will be completed sooner than originally planned. I am proud that the State is working alongside our federal partners to rebuild our transportation infrastructure, and we will continue doing so to ensure safer communities for all.”
“Anyone who has driven through our neighborhoods knows that recent storms have wreaked havoc on our roads. This long overdue investment in local infrastructure will not only repair and repave our roads, but it will make our communities safer, while creating good paying jobs and growing our local economy,” said Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney.
"This past winter took a serious toll on our roads. Anyone that travels throughout the area knows that our roads are in dire need of repairs. This much needed funding will go a long way in repairing the damage and making our communities safer. I applaud Governor Cuomo and Congressman Maloney for their efforts in securing this funding, bravo!” Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson).
"This past winter was an especially difficult season for everyone and it is important that our State and Federal governments invest in road repair projects like these, to help share the cost of repairs with local taxpayers. I'm appreciative of Congressman Maloney's advocacy in Congress for more funding and to Governor Cuomo for continuing his emphasis on important infrastructure projects like this,” said Senator George Latimer (D-Westchester).
“My first priority is the health and safety of my constituents, and I’m very pleased that our neighborhood roads will be repaved following one of the worst winters in recent history,” said State Assemblyman David Buchwald, whose district includes both Bedford and Lewisboro. “As a result of the storms, the state of our roads in northern Westchester have made it difficult to commute to work or drop off kids at school, and I thank Congressman Maloney and Governor Cuomo for their leadership in restoring our community infrastructure.”
“This is a long time coming and we’re very grateful to Representative Maloney for securing the federal funding for this much needed paving and to Governor Cuomo for fast tracking the project to this year,” said Town of Bedford Supervisor Chris Burdick.
“This is unqualified good news for Lewisboro. Route 138 is our access to Goldens Bridge Station, it will see a near 50% increase in school bus traffic this fall and it is vital for our ambulances, fire trucks and police vehicles in emergencies. A big thank you to Representative Sean Patrick Maloney and Governor Cuomo for their cooperation in making this happen,” said Town of Lewisboro Supervisor Peter Parsons.
Specifically, $2.2 million was awarded to resurface a segment of the asphalt pavement on State Route 121 from Route 22 to Route 35 in the Town of Bedford, $2.4 million to resurface State Route 138 from Interstate 684 to Route 121 in the Town of Lewisboro and $2.1 million to resurface State Route 133 from Route 120 to the Village of Mount Kisco. Federal funding was made available to the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT), which administers the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP). Construction on these roadways will begin later this year.
Earlier this month, Maloney announced $6 million in federal Highway Safety Improvement Program funding for three major Hudson Valley projects including $2 million for resurfacing and safety improvements to Route 302 in Crawford.