- New York State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle
said that the just passed New York State Budget includes funding for transportation, dredging and other projects in the First Senatorial District.
Several of the projects, LaValle said are part of the New York Works program that will rebuild aging infrastructure and help put our state's economy back on track.
"The NY Works Program will bring millions of dollars to the First Senatorial District for road and bridge construction, infrastructure rehabilitation and dredging projects. The State will now undertake much needed repairs and that means contracts for local companies and jobs
for local residents," Senator LaValle said.
LaValle said the projects are being funded with no new taxes or fees.
"Since last year we closed $13 billion in deficits - $10 billion last year and $3 billion this year - without raising taxes and fees," Senator LaValle said. "State government is living within the same two percent spending cap as local governments and school districts and we are doing it by controlling and reigning-in spending and reducing the size of government."
The following is a list of the projects in the First Senatorial District:
• Brookhaven: Route 347 and 112 Intersection Reconstruction and Reconfiguration
• Brookhaven/Riverhead: Port Jefferson/Wading River Rails to Trails
• Brookhaven: River Road Bikeway-Victory Avenue to Moriches Middle Island Road
• Brookhaven: Canal Road Traffic Calming
• Brookhaven: Moriches Inlet Dredging
• Brookhaven: I-495 Concrete Pavement Repair Exit 68-73
• East Hampton: Lake Montauk Harbor Shore Protection
• Riverhead: Safe Routes to School
• Riverhead: Calverton Sewer District/Repairs
• Riverhead: Riverhead Sewer District
• Shelter Island: Emergency Relief
• Southampton: Shinnecock Inlet Dredging
• Southampton: West Hampton Beach Renourishment
• Village of Southampton: Safe Routes to School
• Southold: Signage CR 48, Sound Avenue and NY 25
• Southold: Hashamomuck Cove Feasibility Study