Assemblyman Michael Durso (R-Massapequa Park) joined highway crew members and highway superintendents from all corners of the state for a rally in Albany to increase funding in this year’s budget to repair and repave local streets, highways and culverts. The rally focused on
funding for the Consolidated Local Street and Highway Improvement Program (CHIPS), which Gov. Hochul refused to increase in her executive budget proposal.
“As a former sanitation worker and municipal employee, I’ve seen how hard our highway crews work, day and night, to keep up with the endless potholes and terrible conditions of our local streets. They’re doing their part and Albany needs to step up and do theirs,” Durso said.
The New York State Association of County Highway Superintendents and New York State Association of Town Superintendents of Highways, Inc. recently launched a ‘Local Roads are Essential’ advocacy campaign which coincides with today’s effort by legislators.
“Our taxes are sky high and settling for deficient bridges and cracked highways is unacceptable. Our families deserve peace of mind commuting to work and our businesses need dependable infrastructure when transporting their goods to market. I am calling on Gov. Hochul and leaders in both houses to join us and increase CHIPS funding in this year’s budget,” Durso concluded.