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Posted on: May 25, 2017

Superintendent Losquadro Announces Awarding of NYS CHIPS Funding for 2017 Road Resurfacing Projects

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Farmingville, NY –  The Brookhaven Highway Department recently accepted an additional $1.8 million in funding for road resurfacing projects from the New York State Consolidated Local Street and Highway Improvement Program (CHIPS) award received from the PAVE-NY and Extreme Winter Recovery (EWR) programs. The additional funding brings the total CHIPS funding awarded to the Brookhaven Highway Department for its 2017 resurfacing program to $4,878,178.

 CHIPS funds are apportioned to municipalities annually by the New York State Department of Transportation based on a specific formula, to assist with important road resurfacing projects.

 “Successful lobbying efforts by myself and Town council members to increase CHIPS funding to the Town of Brookhaven have paid off,” said Daniel P. Losquadro, Superintendent of Highways. “The additional funding will be crucial in enabling us to resurface more roads as I move across the Town improving the infrastructure in as many neighborhoods as possible within the constraints of my budget.”

 Supervisor Romaine said, “This is a big town and every community has roads that need to be resurfaced. Securing CHIPS funding will help get the job done. This comes at just the right time as the Highway Department is well into its 2017 paving season.”

 Deputy Supervisor Panico said, “This additional funding will give Brookhaven the ability to get more paving done for our residents. Superintendent Losquadro is committed to ensuring that we get our fair share of funding and as a Town we will continue to advocate for additional funds alongside him.”

 Councilwoman Cartright said, "With 85% of New York’s roads and bridges being maintained by local governments, it is critically important that we utilize all available resources and continuously lobby the State to increase the funding for our road maintenance. I previously sponsored a resolution calling on the Governor and the State Legislature to make additional State funding and resources available at levels that accurately reflect the critical needs of local roads and bridges, and increase CHIPS funding in the state budget. I will continue to personally advocate for this issue in Albany and raise this issue to our State Government officials as I have in the past. The Town Board will continue to push for increased funding for Brookhaven Town roads and infrastructure and I am pleased to see the additional funding to the 2017 resurfacing budget."

 Councilman LaValle said, "Newly paved roads are safer for vehicles, bike riders and pedestrians, so it’s important that we keep up with them, especially after the tough winters we’ve had lately. Now, with the CHIPS funding we’ll be able to resurface more of our roads."

 Councilwoman Bonner said, “One of the biggest concerns that residents have is road paving, and the Town Highway Department has done a great job addressing those issues. This new round of CHIPS funding helps us do more with less of a burden on the taxpayer.”

 Councilman Foley said, “There are roads in my district that need to be resurfaced and this CHIPS money will help get it done sooner rather than later. I look forward to working with the Highway Superintendent to identify those roads.”

 Councilman Loguercio said, “I was proud to work alongside my fellow Town Council members and the Superintendent of Highways to obtain this grant so that we may provide additional paving projects to the residents of Brookhaven. Thank you Superintendent Losquadro and the entire Town Board for your dedication to the community.”

Division of Public Information - Office of the Supervisor

One Independence Hill

Farmingville, NY 11738 

Phone: 631-451-6

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