Byrne Announces $1.7 Million in Funding To Pave Local Roads

Posted: July 11, 2017 in Business, Infrastructure, Transportation

A five-mile section of Route 6 in Putnam County will be repaved thanks to $1.7 million in state funding, Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,I,Ref-Mahopac) announced earlier today. The considerable infrastructure investment, part of a statewide initiative that will repave nearly 1,700 miles of roadway, represents a much-needed upgrade for a section of one of Putnam County’s most traveled state roads.

This initiative, announced in partnership with Sen. Terrence Murphy, promises to be mutually beneficial to both Putnam County residents and local business owners. The funding will repave and repair a five-mile section of Route 6 in Carmel, running between Route 52 and Tilly Foster Road. In addition, Westchester County will also receive appropriations to repair several miles of state roads. Construction is scheduled to take place through this summer and fall.

“School buses, commuters and weekly shoppers at Putnam Plaza have all enjoyed the benefits of this particular stretch of state road,” said Byrne. “As a lifelong resident of Putnam County, I’ve seen how sections of Route 6 have deteriorated over the years. This is one of the heaviest traveled state roads in Putnam County, and I am delighted to see the NYSDOT has taken the necessary steps to finally move this project forward.”

Fighting for infrastructure upgrades has been a priority for Byrne throughout his first legislative session. Securing this funding represents a victory, ensuring Putnam County’s roads are as safe and well-maintained as possible.

“Investing critical dollars in our crumbling infrastructure has been a priority of mine since arriving to Albany,” said Sen. Murphy. “The condition of our roads is unacceptable considering the amount in taxes we pay. This is a welcome announcement by the state, and I will continue to advocate for more dollars to help improve our roads.”