$250,000 in state funding will be used to stabilize the Chenango Road Bridge over the Sauquoit Creek between Utica and New Hartford.

Senator Joseph Griffo and Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi announced the State Multi-Modal funding on Monday.

The money will be used to repair erosion and minor damage to the bridge that occurred during the flooding on the Sauquoit Creek in July.

New Hartford Town Highway Superintendent Richard Sherman said: “The July 1st storm significantly washed away the stream embankment which is necessary for the stabilization of the bridge. This bridge provides for an important gateway from Village of New York Mills to Utica and New Hartford. Senator Griffo’s and Assemblyman Brindisi’s grant will ensure that the gateway will remain open and be stabilized for area residents.”

Griffo and Brindisi say hundreds of drivers use the Chenango Road Bridge every day.

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