Funding Is Headed To Repair Flood-Prone Bridges In NY
Elected officials have announced federal funding to upgrade and repair flood-prone bridges in a number of Hudson Valley counties.
U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand Thursday announced nearly $90 million in federal funding to upgrade and repair flood-prone bridges in Ulster, Delaware, Westchester and Orange Counties. The funding was allocated through the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program and will fund improvements for bridges in high-risk flood areas. Eighteen bridges will receive funding to make repairs. Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney highlighted the bridges in his district, noting that the bridge upgrades keep communities safe while creating jobs. Earlier this year, Maloney worked with Governor Andrew Cuomo to identify bridges across the Hudson Valley that needed upgrading.