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State highlights local roads, bridges revitalized in 2023

In a significant stride towards modernizing New York State’s transportation infrastructure, Governor Kathy Hochul announced notable achievements in the revitalization of roads and bridges for the year 2023.

More than 1,500 lane miles of state and local highways received improvements, alongside the replacement or enhancement of over 2,800 bridges across the state.

This extensive overhaul, spearheaded by the New York State Department of Transportation and Thruway Authority, marked an investment surpassing $2.4 billion.

The initiative underscores Governor Hochul’s commitment to enhancing New York’s infrastructure, aiming at reconnecting communities, fostering growth, and bolstering resilience against climate change.

The year 2023 saw the New York State Department of Transportation rejuvenate 1,586 lane miles of roadways, investing $753 million.

This included over 500 lane miles funded by Governor Hochul’s Pave Our Potholes Program. Additionally, the department successfully replaced or improved 2,833 bridges, accounting for nearly $1.7 billion. These efforts were complemented by the aggressive combat against potholes, resulting in approximately 1.1 million potholes being filled.

Concurrently, the New York State Thruway Authority reinvested $78.3 million in toll revenues to refurbish over 162 lane miles of the Thruway system, incorporating significant safety upgrades. These developments are part of New York’s largest ever State Capital Plan, a $32.8 billion 5-year initiative, reflecting Governor Hochul’s vision for a modern, resilient, and sustainable transportation network.

Paving and Bridge accomplishments broken down by region included:

Lane MilesBridges
Capital District132117
Mohawk Valley85157
Central NY52434
Finger Lakes177320
Western NY320745
Southern Tier221335
North Country18229
Long Island208263
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