NY Budget Boosts Road Funding 21%

The state of New York will spend 21 percent more on roads, with the 2013-14 budget total rising to $438 million, according to the the Consolidated Local Street and Highway Improvement Program. It's the first increase in highway-program funding since the 2008-09 budget.

Three northern-New York counties will see 24 percent increases in funding for highway improvements, with the totals rising to $7 million in Jefferson County, $9.3 million in St. Lawrence County, and $4 million in Lewis County.

The full CHIPs funding figures can be found at www.governor.ny.gov/assets/documents/CHIPS-Funding-Breakdown.pdf.

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