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State Budget has Money for Carmel Road Repairs

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Sen. Terrence Murphy (center) in Albany with orange-shirted highway superintendents. Carmel Highway Superintendent Mike Simone, third from left, look over Murphy's shoulder. Credits: Photo courtesy of Sen. Murphy's office
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ALBANY, N.Y. - This past winter has been a rough one, with local roads taking such a beating they resemble World War I battlefields. Help is on way, according to Sen. Terrence Murphy, as the 2018-19 state budget contains money for municipal road repairs throughout New York, including Carmel and Putnam County.

Murphy said the Hudson Valley will see $13.9 million from the New York State Department of Transportation to help rid the roads of potholes and other damaged surfaces.
The money is part of the DOT’s Consolidated Local Street and Highway Improvement Program, Extreme Winter Recovery and Local PAVE-NY 2018-19 budget. Putnam County and its municipalities will receive $2.2 million.

“Tourists, commuters, parents and school children travel our roads regularly and expect them to be safe and trouble-free,” said Murphy. “Good roads mean fewer car repairs for commuters and are important to business activity and the continued growth of all our communities in the Hudson Valley.”

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The town of Carmel will receive a total of $431,530—$305,253 from CHIPS; $56,607 from EWR; $69,669 from PAVE NY.

Michael Simone, superintendent for the Carmel Highway Department, praised Murphy for helping to find the funding for the road repairs.

“We appreciate Senator Murphy fighting to retain and increase funding in the budget for our roads,” Simone said. “The money will go toward drainage and paving and helps offset the cost of maintaining more than 180 miles of roads.”

Putnam County will receive $1.3 million—$947,791 from CHIPS; $111,799 from EWR; $216,643 from PAVE NY.

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