Barclay Introduces Local Highway Workers On Assembly Floor

Town and county superintendents on hand to call for increased support for local roads, bridges

Assemblyman Will Barclay introducing local county and town highway superintendents on the Assembly floor.

Assemblyman Will Barclay (R,C,I—Pulaski) joined county and town highway superintendents today to advocate for increased state support for local roads and bridges. The local leaders were on hand to advocate for an additional $50 million to the Consolidated Highway Improvement Program (CHIPs). Last year saw an additional $75 million included in the state budget to help improve our deteriorating local roads and bridges. An increase this year will prove crucial in growing our economy, lowering property taxes, and ensuring motorist safety.

“I was pleased to join highway officials today in support of our local roads and bridges,” said Barclay. “Maintaining this infrastructure is crucial to our residents’ safety, and also provides economic opportunities to our communities. I’m hopeful that, with more funding, our highway departments can continue performing this task to the best of their abilities without raising local property taxes.”