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Hawley supports $50M state increase for highway infrastructure

Posted 5 March 2014 at 12:00 am

Provided photo – Assemblyman Steve Hawley, center in front row, is pictured with other lawmakers, highway superintendents and highway workers in the State Capitol advocating for local roads. They are pictured at the Million-Dollar Staircase.

Press release, State Assemblyman Steve Hawley

ALBANY – State Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R-Batavia) joined county and town highway superintendents from throughout the state in seeking an additional $50 million in state funding to improve local roads and bridges.

This funding is necessary to improve New York’s deteriorating local infrastructure, and will also create jobs related to infrastructure improvements, Hawley said. These roads cost each New Yorker an average of $1,600 in damage to vehicles because of roads in disrepair, he said.

“After a particularly harsh winter, the importance of having well-maintained roads has become clear,” Hawley said. “We need to make sure that our roads and bridges are safe for the people who rely on them to go about their day to day lives. I stand with highway superintendents across the state in saying that our local roads do matter, and proper funding is critical to keeping them safe.”