FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 2, 2012
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $370,000 TO UPGRADE COUNTY ROAD 41 BRIDGE IN LEWIS
DOT Funds Will Replace Bridge Over Whetstone Creek
Schumer, Gillibrand: This Is an Important Step to Improve Infrastructure, Support New Construction Jobs
U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $370,000 to help replace the CR 41 bridge over Whetstone Creek in Lewis, New York. The grant funding is allocated from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Innovative Bridge Research and Deployment (IBRD) Program, which is administered through the Federal Highway Administration.
“Fixing our roads and bridges is a top priority for a healthy economy,” said Schumer. “It is essential for public safety, for businesses and for tourism -- and it puts people to work. I applaud the Department of Transportation for this investment in Lewis and the local community.”
“Investing in transportation infrastructure is one of the fastest, most effective ways to create jobs now, and lay the foundation for more jobs tomorrow,” Senator Gillibrand said. “This grant to help replace the County Road 41 bridge in Lewis will improve safety and keep more travelers on the move to help strengthen the local economy.”
The New York State Department of transportation will use the federal highway funding grant to replace an existing 30-foot long, 26-foot wide bridge with a new 60-foot single span, 33-foot wide bridge along CR 41 over Whetstone Creek. The project proposes to use prefabricated bridge elements for both the superstructure and the substructure.
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