Assemblywoman Annie Rabbitt (R,C,I-Greenwood Lake) today joined with the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) to announce $15.9 million in NY Works infrastructure improvement projects that will begin in our region this summer.
“Keeping our roads and bridges in good order is not only vital for public safety but also an important factor as we work to restore our economic viability,” said Assemblywoman Rabbitt. “The NY Works projects will not only help improve our infrastructure but will also help keep our commerce healthy and active.”
The $15.9 million contract will resurface 42 miles of pavement and restore pavement markings in Orange County. Regulated by NYSDOT, this contract was awarded to the Rockland County-based Halmar International and will be used to improve the following stretches of roadway:
- 17 miles of Route 17 (both eastbound and westbound) between Exit 122 at Crystal Run Road in Wallkill and Exit 131 at Route 17/32 in Woodbury. Night work already has begun and this project is expected to be completed in November.
- 8 miles of Route 208 from Route 17M to Moodna Creek in Monroe and Washingtonville. Work on this project already has begun and is expected to be completed in September.
The NY Works infrastructure improvement program was enacted as part of the 2012-13 State Budget. According to NYSDOT, they have chosen to bundle projects within similar geographic regions into single contracts to help lower expenses and obtain lower bids on projects. Furthermore, NYSDOT recommends that any motorists who need real-time travel information dial 511 or visit www.511NY.org for free, statewide traffic and transit information.