Rockland Gets 12 Percent Increase For Local Road And Bridge Repairs

2013-2014 state budget increases county and municipal funding for infrastructure


Gov. Andrew Cuomo today announced $438 million in funding for local highway, road and bridge repairsin the 2013-14 Budget includes an increase of $75 million. The Consolidated Local Street and Highway Improvement Program (CHIPS) funding goes to counties, cities, towns and villages throughout the state and this is the first increase since the 2008-09 Budget.

Under the budget, Rockland receives $1,443,853, an increase of $158,552 or 12.34 percent. The towns of Clarkstown and Orangetown fare even better.  Clarkstown’s funding of $559,688 represents an increase of $121,662 or 27.78 percent. Orangetown will receive $274,807 or $59,919 over the prior year, an increase of 27.88 percent.

Local villages do well also with an additional $15,499 designated for Nyack for a total of $73,693.  Piermont will gain 26.49 percent more for a total of $30,463.

"This Budget is about jobs, jobs, jobs, and by investing in rebuilding our state’s transportation infrastructure we are helping to grow local economies and create jobs in all corners of the state," said Cuomo. "During these difficult fiscal times, this $75 million increase in CHIPS funding is a big victory for our state's localities that will be able to use these much-needed funds to make repairs to local highways, bridges, and roads, and at the same time support job growth and economic development in their communities.”

The Consolidated Local Street and Highway Improvement Program (CHIPS) was established by the Legislature in 1981. The funds go directly to local governments to support repairs to the highways, bridges, and roads that they operate and maintain.

A complete breakdown of CHIPS funding is available online.

Sharon Durkin Herbert March 25, 2013 at 11:14 PM
Maybe now the Towns can actually fix the rough roads in Rockland instead of putting band aids on them
DLS March 26, 2013 at 05:45 PM
I certainly hope that they immediately begin repairs. We have had winters far worse than this one and I think the roads now are in the worse shape that they have ever been. Some potholes are like sinkholes. They do major damage to cars, present a hazard when cars have to try to avoid them. It's time that we can start living again in an area that looks decent.
willie 6 March 27, 2013 at 12:20 AM
TOO MUCH $$$, for CIVIL SERVANTS and the COUNTRY CLUB THEY BELONG TO.SKIPS TANGERINE CIRCUS IS THE WORST. 5 guys standing around waiting for COFFEE BREAK ## 5. WHAT A WASTE.!!! where is the ASPHALT. won't happen !!! bonus and BS alway's comes FIRST. nothing but BS!!!


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