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State Assembly, Senate Urge Governor To Bring Money To Repair Upstate Roads And Bridges

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Members of the New York State Assembly and Senate are urging Governor Andrew Cuomo to increase funding for Upstate infrastructure projects.

Highway superintendents and the New York State Association of Counties have also joined in, citing that safety is vital when traveling upstate roads and bridges.

Claudia Tenney, who has aligned herself with the group, wrote in a release that, “Upstate bridges, roads and public works weather extreme conditions every year through freezing winters and turbulent springs… We need to be proactive in rebuilding this infrastructure to maintain reliable and safe roadways in upstate New York.”

According to State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, 32 percent of the state’s local bridges are listed as deficient, while 40 percent of roads are labeled fair of poor.

In addition, Tenney says Governor Cuomo has shown interest in building casinos upstate, which may cause increased wear and tear on already heavily taxed roads.

The group says $100 million could help remedy the situation.

To see the Assemblywoman’s comments on the situation, watch the video below.

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