Portions of the Long Island Expressway and Grand Central Parkway in Queens will undergo road maintenance to repair winter-related damages, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Monday.
Cuomo said he’s allocating more than $100 million in funding to repave and enhance roadways across the state that were impacted by the harsh weather this past winter.
Over $800,000 will be allocated for the following concrete repairs for roadways and highways in Queens:
- $38,000 for the eastbound side of Grand Central Parkway from the New York City Transit Authority Bridge to the entrance ramp of the Union Turnpike at Kew Gardens Interchange
- $38,000 for the westbound side of Grand Central Parkway from the entrance ramp of the Union Turnpike to the New York City Transit Authority Bridge at Kew Gardens Interchange
- $324,000 for the eastbound side of Nassau Expressway from Crossbay Boulevard to Farmers Boulevard
- $213,000 for the eastbound Long Island Expressway from Maurice Avenue to Grand Central Parkway, including the service road from 74th Street to Junction Boulevard
- $213,000 for the westbound Long Island Expressway from Grand Central Parkway to Maurice Avenue, including the service road from 98th Street to 74th Street
The projects will take place this summer and fall and will finish by the end of 2018.
“These investments are critical to our transportation system and essential for community growth and regional economic competitiveness,” Cuomo said. “By infusing more than $100 million in state funds to revitalize our roads, we are enhancing the quality of life for all New Yorkers while ensuring every traveler remains safe throughout the Empire State.”
The State Budget originally had $65 million in Extreme Weather Recovery funds for locally owned roadways. The added $100 million, which is supported through the New York State Department of Transportation’s five-year capital plan, will support the renewal of state-owned roadways.