By: Reece Alvarez
State Sen. Greg Ball announced last week that the New York state 2014–15 budget agreement includes $40 million in funding to help fix potholes.
Mr. Ball, whose 40th District includes Lewisboro and Katonah, is now enlisting the community’s help to identify dangerous potholes in need of repair. Residents who know of potholes are asked to report them on Mr. Ball’s website: http://www.nysenate.gov/webform/report-pothole
“This brutal winter has taken a toll on our roads,” Mr. Ball said in a press release. “As the winter progressed, local governments struggled to stay on top of the weather while staying within their budgets. I was happy to work with my colleagues to deliver this much-needed funding to help our local governments repair our roads and fix the potholes that this winter has left behind. I am now enlisting the support of the community to help us identity the areas that are in dire need of attention. I have created a form on my website where residents can report potholes, so I can work with our local governments to expedite the process and get our roads back in good condition.”
The additional $40 million in funding will be added to the Consolidated Local Street and Highway Improvement Program (CHIPS), which gets distributed to municipalities. (ARTICLE)