Three pavement-replacement projects in Westchester County are among 172 statewide that have been completed as part $229.9 million in contracts through the NY Works program, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced today.
The work covered roughly 2,157 miles of state roadways — the equivalent of a round trip from New York City to Orlando, Fla. The last project in the program was part of the Long Island Expressway in Suffolk County.
Cuomo said the paving component of the NY Works program was completed on time and within budget. The 2012-13 state budget included funding for the projects. Instead of having 172 different contracts, projects were consolidated into 24 regional contracts, a more efficient process that helped the state Department of Transportation reduce expenses and get lower bids.
“The NY Works program has transformed the way state government works for the people and does business,” Cuomo said in a statement. “NY Works aims to improve the state’s transportation infrastructure and increase safety for drivers, while cutting costs for government and creating jobs for our families. More than 2,000 miles of pavement repaired on time and within budget is a significant example of how we are delivering results for New Yorkers today.”
Cuomo said the paving portion of NY Works focused on bringing roads in fair condition to good condition. The preventive maintenance better preserves the state’s infrastructure and prevents the need for more costly construction.
None of the projects were in Putnam and Rockland counties. These are the ones in Westchester:
— Route 22 from Middle Patent Road to Route 121 in Bedford and North Castle.
— Route 172 from Route 117 to Route 22 in Mount Kisco and Bedford.
— Route 119 from Benedict Avenue at the border of Tarrytown, to Aqueduct Road at the border of White Plains in Greenburgh and Elmsford.