Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,I,Ref-Mahopac) yesterday joined members of the Legislature, highway superintendents and road workers to rally at the Capitol for increased Consolidated Local Street and Highway Improvement Program (CHIPS) funding in this years budget. The group is asking for an increase of $150 million and an annual $50 million increase to support road and bridge repairs.
Bridge and highway projects are key components of the states economic success. They create jobs, allow for the transport of goods to our markets and promote travel throughout the state for families. Its important that we continue to and increase funding for future projects, maintenance and upkeep, said Byrne.