Governor Cuomo announces $357 Million Pavement Renewal Funding
According to press release from Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office on Friday an announcement was made that $357 million dollars was allotted for funding the renewal of roadways in New York State.
The press release highlights three renewal projects that will use construction methods that are environmentally advantageous.
Some examples would include a warm mix asphalt and recycling cold asphalt that when applied could reduce temperatures and reduce fuel consumption which in turn could lower green house gas emission during construction.
Quoted in his press release, 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."
New York State is among the leaders in supporting and implicating the economic growth, by protecting our environment.
Around $34 Million dollars of that allotted money will be used in the Southern Tier region including, Broome, Chenango, Tioga, Steuben, Schuyler, Tompkins and Delaware counties, as part of a renewal for 226 miles of lanes.
In 2019 Governor Cuomo signed the Climate Leadership and Community Protection act, which requires New York to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 40 percent by the year 2020.