July 11, 2016
Governor Cuomo has announced a funding opportunity in the form of the BRIDGE NY program. BRIDGE NY makes $200 million in enhanced assistance available over the next two years to local governments to rehabilitate and replace bridges and culverts statewide. There are $19.5 million in funds being made available to Hudson Valley communities. This program is being administered by the New York State Department of Transportation as part of its $21.5 billion five-year Capital Plan. The BRIDGE NY program provides emphasis on projects that address poor structural conditions; mitigate weight restrictions or long detours; facilitate economic development or increase competitiveness; and/or reduce the risk of flooding.
Applications must be received by September 9, 2016.
Eligible Applicants: Any city, county, town, village or other political subdivision, including tribal governments and public benefit corporations, authorized to receive and administer State and federal transportation funding.
Eligible Projects: Bridge projects must be on a public roadway; eligible for federal aid; and shall follow the federal aid process. Culvert projects must be on a public highway and shall follow the State-aid process.
Funding Availability: NYSDOT will be soliciting candidate projects for the first two years of the new BRIDGE NY program (State Fiscal Years 2016-17 and 2017-18). A total of $200 million - $100 million in each of the aforementioned fiscal years - in enhanced funding under BRIDGE NY will be awarded for local system projects during the two-year period. Of these amounts, no less than 10 percent of program funds shall be made available for culvert projects.
Notice of Funding Availability
Region 8 Bridge Application
For further information, please visit: https://www.dot.ny.gov/bridgeny