ALBANY, N.Y. -- U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand have announced that the Department of Transportation will provide $5 million in immediate storm relief funding to help state, local and municipal governments rebuild roads and highways.
The funding is part of the Federal Highway Administration Quick Release Emergency Relief Program which provides funds to New York State for the repair or reconstruction of roads and bridges damaged by natural disasters or catastrophic events.
Schumer and Gillibrand said this additional federal funding will be used in counties where New York State requested a federal disaster declaration. Specific uses will be determined by U.S. DOT and New York State.
The relief funding is expected to aid repairs to federal-aid eligible roads in the impacted counties such as Route 51, Route 168, Route 5, Route 80, and highway and pedestrian bridges over Otsquago Creek.