Governor Cuomo Announces $357 Million in New Pavement Renewal Projects
Incorporates Construction Techniques that Reduce Fuel Consumption and Decrease Production of Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Funding Supports Pavement Revitalization Projects in Every Region of State
New York (STL.News) Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced $357 million in funding for the renewal of roadways in every region of New York State. These infrastructure renewal projects will incorporate the use of environmentally conscious construction techniques such as warm-mix asphalt and cold in place asphalt recycling that can be applied at significantly lower temperatures, thereby reducing fuel consumption and decreasing the production of associated greenhouse gas emission during construction. These techniques also allow existing materials to be reused and can reduce the amount of materials that would otherwise be trucked to landfills. The projects announced today are currently being designed and construction will begin next spring.
“New York continues to lead the nation in demonstrating that infrastructure investments supporting economic growth can be balanced with protecting our precious environmental and natural resources,” Governor Cuomo said. “These investments are laying the foundation for sustained growth in tourism and business development while enhancing the resilience of the supporting infrastructure.”
This funding, administered by the New York State Department of Transportation, will support 135 paving projects and the renewal of approximately 1,740 lane miles of pavements across New York State. The projects announced today will be implemented in a manner that is sensitive to the greenhouse gas emission reduction goals established in New York State’s Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act, one of the most ambitious and comprehensive climate laws in the world.
State Department of Transportation Commissioner Marie Therese Dominguez said, “Under Governor Cuomo’s leadership, New York State is building back better and in a sustainable manner that will support regional economic development for decades to come. New York is leading the way by incorporating climate friendly strategies into our historic investments in resilient transportation infrastructure.”
NOTE: this is NOT the complete release.
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