ALBANY The state budget approved last week included $40 million extra funding to repair potholes across New York after a brutal winter.
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The money is in addition to the $438 million in the budget for local transportation infrastructure, and the extra money will be allocated through the same funding formula. The state on Thursday announced how the money would be divided.
"This past winter took its toll on New York's infrastructure, but the state is stepping up to help municipalities make necessary repairs so that our roads and bridges are properly repaired and safe for drivers," Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a statement.
Cuomo said he issued state of emergency declarations on eight separate occasions during the winter.
Counties are getting $12 million from the $40 million pot. Towns are getting $15 million. New York City is receiving nearly $5.6 million, and other cities are getting $3.7 million. Villages are getting $3.5 million.
The state's largest counties and municipalities are getting the most aid: nearly $3.8 million combined for Nassau and Suffolk communities on Long Island; $1.7 million for Erie County municipalities; and $1.1 million in Monroe County.
Steuben County municipalities received among the highest amount, about $1 million. Dutchess and Ulster counties each received about $686,000. It was about $640,000 for Broome County communities and $432,000 in Tompkins County.
"The improvement and upkeep of local roads and bridges is a wise use of taxpayer dollars. Every additional dollar of state support means a dollar less that our local property taxpayers have to pay," Sen. Thomas O'Mara, R-Big Flats, Chemung County, and Assemblyman Phil Palmensano, R-Corning, said in a joint statement.