FALCONER — Chautauqua and Cattaraugus County are set to receive new infrastructure funding from the State of New York.
In a press conference hosted by State Senator George Borrello Tuesday, it was announced the area will receive $17.2 million in CHIPS, PAVE NY and Extreme Weather Recovery Funds.
This represents a 31 percent increase from last year and $1.9 million in new Touring Routes funding coming to the district.
“Eighteen miles of road and twenty-two bridges will be affected by this additional funding. So it’s critical that this funding continues and that it continues to rise,” says Chautauqua County Executive P.J. Wendel.
According to the Chautauqua County Department of Public Facilities, the increased funding will allow 32 miles of roadway paving and 16 bridge rehabilitation projects to be completed, an increase over the previous year which saw 17 miles of roadway paving and 10 bridge projects being done.