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State to provide extra funds to fix potholes

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CNY/NNY/S. Tier: State to provide extra funds to fix potholes
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MOHAWK VALLEY -- Roadways throughout the state are in extremely poor condition with the harsh winter weather to blame.

But, state lawmakers say additional funding has been included in this year's budget to help fix the potholes and other road damage.

In addition to the $438 million in funding through the state’s Consolidated Local Highway Improvement Program, the state will also be providing a onetime $40 million fund.

Joseph Griffo, (R) Senate-Rome said, "It will flow in the same manner as we do CHIPs right now so all the communities will have an opportunity to have access to have some of that funds to deal with some of the unique conditions that cause road problems over this winter."

Overall, the final budget includes nearly $4 billion in funds for capital improvement projects, including aviation, rail, non-MTA transit and bus services.

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