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State News

A Message from Our President, Joe Wisinski

County highway leaders, business partners and other stakeholders, thank you for your advocacy efforts over the past several weeks.  We are having an impact.

As we shared in last friday’s blast email, state leaders are getting close to the end of the budget process. We need you to call your legislators today and ask them to invest in local roads and bridges in this year's budget. With your help, we'll secure the necessary funding that will keep motorists safe and create jobs in our communities. Watch Video >>

Cuomo Bridge Is Safe

As controversy continues to swirl around an allegation that the contractor and state officials covered up problems with some of the bolts used to construct the Mario Cuomo Bridge over the Tappan Zee, the Federal Highway Administration said the bridge is safe. Read More >>

Deadline March 30 to Register for Cornell Local Roads Workshops in Broome County

This spring Cornell Local Roads is hosting in-person workshops, but they need a minimum of 10 people to register by March 30 to help make the three workshops a reality.

If you are interested in attending, sign up by downloading the registration form here or email All workshops will take place at Broome County Cooperative Ext., 840 Upper Front St, Binghamton, NY 13905 from 9 a.m.-12 noon with sign-in beginning at 8:30 a.m.

  • Work Zone Traffic Control | Tuesday, April 13, 2021
  • Local Roads Done Right | Wednesday, April 14, 2021
  • Dollars and $ense of Municipal Operations | Thursday, April 15, 2021

For the health and safety of everyone, CLRP will follow COVID health standards per Cornell University. Our policy link is here near the bottom of the page.


National News

Biden Administration Officials Put Together $3 Trillion Economic Plan

Administration officials are crafting a plan for a multipart infrastructure and economic package that could cost as much as $3 trillion and fulfill key elements of President Biden’s campaign agenda, according to people involved in the discussions. Read More >>

FHWA Upcoming Webinar: You Have Crash Data, Now What?

FHWA will present a free webinar on April 8, 2021 from 1 - 3 p.m. Rural roadway departures make up a third of U.S. traffic fatalities—about 30 people a day. The Every Day Counts round five (EDC-5) initiative, Focus on Reducing Rural Roadway Departures (FoRRRwD), features four pillars: Addressing All Public Roads, Systemic Approach, Safety Action Plans, and Proven Countermeasures. This webinar focuses on the Systemic Approach pillar. Register >>

America's Troubled Bridges

See ARTBA's seventh annual analysis of the latest U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Bridge Inventory database.

  • 220,000 need repair work; nearly 80,000 need replacement
  • “Structurally deficient” bridges average 68 years old
  • 40-year repair year backlog
  • West Virginia has highest portion in poor condition, 21 percent
  • Iowa has the largest number, 4,571 


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