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A Fresh Road: State Sets $4.1 Million Aside for Route 109

After nearly a decade of bumps in the road, the Nassau County section of Route 109, which is in the Village of Farmingdale, is set to get a makeover in the near future as the state just invested $4.1 million in a repaving project. Governor Andrew Cuomo recently announced the state is putting aside $151 million in funding to fix roads that have been worn down by weather throughout the state. The money will support 95 paving projects and the renewal of approximately 1,013 miles of pavement across the state, including at least one project in every county. For Nassau County, the only state road approved for renewal was Route 109. Read More >>

Cuomo Announces $151M in Road Repair Funds

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced $151 million in new funding for the renewal of State roadways impacted by extreme weather events. This State funding will support 95 paving projects and the renewal of approximately 1,013 lane miles of pavement across the state, including at least one project in every county and the City of New York. This new funding, provided through the PAVE NY Initiative, complements $743 million in direct State aid provided for local road and bridge projects that helped renew approximately 3,700 lane miles of road across New York State. Read More >>

Governor Announces New Safety Measures Through New Slow Act

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced on Tuesday, a new safety measure to protect highway workers through the Slow Act. The Slow Act or the Slow Down and Look Out for Highway Workers and Pedestrians Act of 2020 will impose tougher criminal penalties for violent actions against highway workers as well as pedestrians and cyclists. Governor Cuomo stated, "Highway workers have a tough job, often having to work in rough weather and under tough circumstances keep our roads and bridges in good repair, and we need to do everything in our power to keep them safe in the field, "With the SLOW Act, New York is cracking down on violent or negligent acts against highway workers, protecting their personal safety and our roadways." Read More >>

National News

Large Solar Farm Gets Approval 

The solar project will generate new Utility Shared Revenue payments for the county and towns. These shared revenue payments will provide additional funds that can be used for schools, roads and other needs as determined by the towns and county. In a fiscal note attached to the resolution, it was stated that the shared revenue payments in lieu of taxes from the state of Wisconsin will exceed the amount of tax revenue lost. Read More >>

Trump Urges Congress to Back Senate Committee's Highway Bill

Trump referred to the measure as “Senator John Barrasso’s highway bill,” which would “invest in new roads, bridges and tunnels across our land.” In fact, the legislation was the result of a bipartisan effort in which Barrasso, a Republican from Wyoming, joined with the committee’s top Democrat, Tom Carper of Delaware. It would authorize $287 billion over five years for highways, a figure that the committee said is a 27% increase over the current authorizations. Read More >>

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