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City of Cortland awarded $1 million; 1 of 88 local govt.’s to get funds for bridges

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Governor Kathy Hochul today announced the award of $216.2 million in enhanced assistance for 88 local governments to rehabilitate and replace bridges and culverts in every region of the State.

The City of Cortland is one of 88 local governments getting help to reduce flooding and strengthen these structures. They’ll receive one million dollars from the state’s Bridge New York program.

The Maple Avenue culvert for Otter Creek will be replaced using these funds.

This funding, provided through the State’s BRIDGE NY initiative, supports projects that reduce the risk of flooding, improve resiliency of structures, facilitate regional economic competitiveness and prioritize projects that benefit environmental justice communities.

“The ‘BRIDGE NY’ program provides essential funding to enhance the safety, resiliency and reliability of critical municipally-owned infrastructure,” Governor Hochul said. “We must continue to make these strategic investments in our local communities to protect our residents from the increased frequency of extreme weather events, as well as to provide New Yorkers with the modernized and streamlined infrastructure they deserve.”

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