SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — Syracuse drivers will have smoother roads to travel after an announced $7.25 million infusion into New York State Touring Routes.
Mayor Ben Walsh and NYS Assembly Transportation Chair William Magnarelli announced Tuesday.
14 miles of repaving work in neighborhoods across Syracuse is targeted.
“Our road reconstruction team is rolling again this summer. They’re repaving major roads and neighborhood streets all over the city,” said Mayor Walsh. “This additional state support means we will be able to complete about two seasons of work in one year. I thank Assemblyman Magnarelli and all of the members of our state delegation for making this funding available. The impact of Touring Routes funds will be felt for many years to come across the City.”
The State Legislature authorized $100 million in Touring Routes funds in the state’s 2021-22 fiscal year budget. The funds go to cities, towns and villages to enhance the physical condition of roadways, create jobs and enhance local economic competitiveness.
“Bad road conditions are not just an annoyance. They are a safety issue that can cause personal injuries and property damage, deterring residents from their daily routes and making life in general more difficult. Investing in our local infrastructure is an excellent way of helping our localities and increasing the flow of goods and people safely,” said Assemblyman Magnarelli, who represents the 128th Assembly District. “New York State has invested $100 million in the Touring Routes Program that will fund reconstruction on our cities, towns and village roads, not just state routes, but for any roads throughout the state to serve the residents better.”
You can watch the full press conference in the video player above.