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The Steuben Courier Advocate
  • Spagnoletti: Extra $740K means 2 more projects

  • Upgrades to portions of County Route 76 in Pulteney and County Route 61 in Greenwood will be added to the list of projects to be done this summer by the Steuben County Department of Public Works, thanks to a recent increase in state road and bridge funding.

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  • Upgrades to portions of County Route 76 in Pulteney and County Route 61 in Greenwood will be added to the list of projects to be done this summer by the Steuben County Department of Public Works, thanks to a recent increase in state road and bridge funding.
    When the state budget was finalized, an extra $75 million was added into the Consolidated Highway Improvement Program (CHIP) to be distributed statewide, bringing the total to $438 million for 2013-14. Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s executive budget proposal in January would have kept CHIP funding flat.
    The increase means Steuben County’s highway department will get an extra $741,425 this year, bringing the total to about $4.4 million, said Vince Spagnoletti, Public Works commissioner.
    Spagnoletti said crews will recycle blacktop on 1.3 miles of County Route 76 and 3.5 miles of County Route 61.
    “Both of these county roads are in bad shape, and in need of repair,” Spagnoletti said.
    Repairs to County Route 76 are expected to cost $195,000, while the work on County Route 61 is tabbed at $546,525.
    Other previously announced DPW road projects this summer include 76 miles of work on 22 county roads. The work is expected to begin in early July and end in late August.
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