(WKTV) - The City of Utica has been awarded a $250,000 Capital Improvement Grant to help fix badly deteriorated streets.
According to Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi, the grant is separate from the $120,095 the city received earlier this year as part of the state budget. That money was earmarked to help repair potholes. The Consolidated Local Highway Improvement Project funding of $1,306,853, combined with the special recovery allocation, means a 9.19 percent increase in road and street repair funds.
"The current condition of roads is one of the top safety and quality of life issues I hear about regularly from constituents who live in Utica," Brindisi said. "City officials have assured me that this funding will go towards some of Utica's most urgently needed road improvement projects."
Mayor Robert Palmieri praised Brindisi's effort and said the funding will be a great help in implementing the city's road improvement plan.