Assemblyman Tom McKevitt (R,C,I-East Meadow) has helped secure $8.6 million in Consolidated Highway Improvement Program (CHIPs) funding for Nassau County along with towns and villages located within the 17th Assembly District.
The funding is an increase of over $625,000 from the 2005-06 State Budget.
“CHIPs funding is essential for our communities to undertake key local projects while maintaining and improving our current transportation infrastructure,” McKevitt said. “I am pleased to announce this funding for the motorists of Nassau County.”
The program allocates state funds to municipalities for construction and repair of local highways, bridges, railroad crossings, and other infrastructure. Each locality receiving funding must undertake projects, and the state reimburses costs that are deemed eligible under CHIPs program guidelines.
The localities and their CHIP allocations are:
- Nassau County: $5.7 million
- Town of Hempstead: $1,688,864
- Town of North Hempstead: $421,667
- Village of East Williston: $29,861
- Village of Floral Park: $121,464
- Village of Garden City: $252,916
- Village of Mineola: $123,552
- Village of New Hyde Park: $84,861
- Village of Westbury: $165,822
- Village of Williston Park: $49,034
“This CHIPs funding will go a long way in fostering economic development and provide safer roads for our commuters and families,” McKevitt said.