A $298,000 state grant will be used for paving projects in the Town of New Hartford.

Senator Joseph Griffo says the grant and $182,000 in Consolidated Highway Improvement Program (CHIPs) funds will pay for nearly 90-percent of the $540,000 project this summer.

“The ‘deep freeze’ may have subsided, but its impact is evident on our local roads and highways,” said Griffo.. “This grant comes at an opportune time for the town, and I’m pleased to have helped secure the needed funds.”

Paving and resurfacing will be done on 8 miles of roads.

The town highway department is responsible for upkeep on 82 miles of roads.