State announces awards for bridge, culvert replacement
The Daily Freeman is reporting four area bridges and culverts will be replaced through the Bridge NY program, which is allocating $216.2 million in funding for 109 projects statewide. The funding supports bridge and culvert repair and replacement projects that reduce the risk of flooding, improve the resiliency of the structures, and facilitate regional economic competitiveness, according to local officials. In Ulster County, $4.095 million will be provided to replace the County Road 54 bridge over the Beaver Kill in the Balsam Lake Mountain Wild Forest and $1.999 million to the town of Rochester for the replacement of the Boice Mill Road bridge over Falls Mill Brook. The town of Red Hook will receive $1.603 million to replace the Saw Kill Road bridge, while the town of Catskill will receive $985,000 to replace the Game Farm Road culvert over the tributary to the Kiskatom Brook. Awards through the Bridge NY program are made through a competitive process and support all phases of project development, including design, right-of-way acquisition, and construction. Read the full story in the Daily Freeman.