New York State Governor Kathy Hochul announced a new $1 billion initiative aimed at paving pot holes across the state, along with other improvements.
Operation Pave Our Potholes (POP) will go before the state legislature in the coming months. If enacted, it would provide $1 billion over five years to “resurface and renew the state’s worst roadway pavements,” according to Joseph Morrissey, a spokesman for the state Department of Transportation.
Hochul’s initiative would distribute 50% of funds annually to municipal governments and put the other half towards maintaining state-owned highways, according to The Evening Tribune. She would work with local municipalities to decide how to best allocate the funds.
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