NY state awards $100M for local road projects

Posted at 10:37 PM, Jun 28, 2016

Nearly 1,600 cities, counties and villages throughout New York state will share in $100 million in new state funding for road projects.

It's part of a $21 billion five-year plan to maintain and upgrade the state's roads and highways. The money can pay for road resurfacing, widening and redesigns.

New York City will receive the largest chunk of the total, nearly $20 million. Counties throughout the state will split $34 million and the rest with go to cities and towns.

The money was announced Tuesday by Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

Another $100 million in funding will be announced in each of the next three years.