Three Mid-Hudson Bridges to Receive Significant State Investment

Albany, NY – Following a season of heavy rains and unprecedented flooding, three local crossings have been awarded $7.5 million in Bridge NY funds for repair and replacement. This money is sourced from a pool of $200 million in the state budget advocated for by Assemblymember Kevin A. Cahill (D-Ulster, Dutchess).

“I thank the Department of Transportation and Governor Hochul for approving these critical projects. This investment in our area will serve to replace several of our most at-risk bridges, ensuring the safety of all those who use them for years to come.” said Cahill.

The money allocated by this project will be used to replace three bridges: the Saw Kill Road bridge in the Town of Red Hook, the Boice Mill Road Bridge over Falls Mill Brook in the Town of Rochester and the County Road 54 bridge over the Beaver Kill in the Balsam Lake Mountain Wild Forest.

The Bridge NY application is available to all municipalities authorized to receive and administer state and federal transportation funding. Awards are made through a competitive process and support all phases of project development, including design, right-of-way acquisition and construction.

“This investment in local infrastructure will pay dividends to the residents and businesses that utilize these corridors into the future. As we face stronger winds, rain and flooding it is critical that our crossings are resilient enough to withstand our changing climate. As our state is expected to see record levels of federal investment from the Build Back Better Plan, my office stands by to assist our municipalities in advocating for approval of future Bridge NY applications or inclusion on their project directly in the state budget,” concluded Cahill.