Yates road work will total $3.3M
YATES COUNTY (April 10, 2012)—Gov. Andrew Cuomo approved spending a total of $3,351,500 on pavement preservation treatment in Yates County.
The funds are part of $1.2 billion in state and federal aid that will be used for bridge and road projects across the state. Cuomo’s office explained that this is in addition to the $1.6 billion already allocated this year.
In Yates County, $2,350,750 will be used on pavement preservation treatment of Route 12, from Randalls Crossing to Ontario County Line. Another $1,000,750 will be used on Route 14A pavement, from Dundee to the Milo town line.
The projects are part of the NY Works program. Across the state, 2,000 miles will be repaired under the accelerated pavement preservation projects. According to Cuomo’s office, the roads selected were rated in either in fair or poor condition.
The NY Works Task Force will coordinate capital plans across 45 agencies and authorities, oversee investment in projects and access to funding, and facilitate the creation of tens of thousands of jobs.
Prior to the NY Works initiative, there was no comprehensive state plan for the $16 billion in annual capital expenditures by 45 state agencies and authorities. In some cases, including with respect to projects by the Port Authority, the MTA, and the Department of Transportation, billions of dollars of taxpayer or commuter funds were being used to fund transportation plans in the same region with no coordination between the agencies. For the first time, the NY Works Task Force will develop a coordinated capital infrastructure plan among agencies and authorities. The Task Force, made up of leaders in finance, labor, planning and transportation, will also recommend financing options for projects and methods to accelerate construction of critical infrastructure.