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New State Budget Includes Infrastructure, Public Transportation Improvements

The new state budget includes $478 million for the Consolidated Highway Improvement Program (CHIPS) and the Marchiselli Program, while another $100 million in funding will continue the Pave NY Program. CHIPS helps municipalities make road repairs, while the Marchiselli Program helps communities cover the local share of road and bridge projects that are partly federally funded. The Pave NY Program began two years ago to help localities renovate existing roads in need of repairs. Read More >>

Dire States Equipment Grant Makes an Impact in Tioga County, New York

Awarded with the first Dire States grant in 2016, the Tioga County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) in Tioga County, N.Y., used the grant to supplement its Environmentally Sensitive Stream Maintenance Program. The program is in place to mitigate damages from flooding events, which have had considerable impact on the local infrastructure and the community. One of the completed projects was an undersized culvert in the Town of Berkshire. The culvert was damaged in storm events and was a barrier for aquatic life passage. In addition, an 8-ft. drop off continued to erode and created a dangerous safety issue for the community. Read More >>

SLPWA Wants to Trap Sediment Before It Enters Lake

The flow of sediment containing chemicals, fertilizers, nutrients, road salt and other contaminants into the deepest of the Finger Lakes is the latest target of the Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association. Officials of the organization want to partner with a county Soil and Water Conservation District or county or town highway department in the Seneca Lake watershed to install a sediment trap or similar improvement to alleviate the impacts of erosion on the lake. Read More >>


National News

Officials: Irrigation Systems Damaging, Blocking Some County Dirt Roads

Orangeburg County officials are searching for ways to make sure irrigation systems do not block or damage county-maintained dirt roads. The matter came before the County Public Works Committee during a special called meeting after officials in the Public Works Department received complaints from residents of the dirt roads and from motorists who said the systems end up blocking traffic access on the roads in some cases. "It has created problems for a long time," Public Works Committee Chairman Johnny Ravenell said. Read More >>

Not Just a Sidewalk

Some may see the city of Aspen’s Castle Creek Bridge-Hallam Street project as part of a larger hippie plot to make construction workers ride bicycles, but a breakdown of the associated $4.6 million cost shows that the vast majority of spending is related to items other than a wider sidewalk. And despite narrowing the space on the only highway link into Aspen available to motorized transportation, city officials argue the project will ultimately improve the driver experience, with better pull outs for buses at Eighth Street and a newly-rebuilt, pothole free road. Read More >>

International News

Albanian Protesters Block Roads, Demanding End to New Highway Tolls​​​​​​​

Protesters burned tyres and blocked four main highways in Albania on Thursday to demand that authorities scrap new toll fees on the main road linking the impoverished Balkan country with Kosovo. Read More >>


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