Maloney proposes millions for HV infrastructure projects

Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney joined local elected officials, contractor and labor leaders in announcing a package of bills that would give hundreds of millions of dollars for multiple infrastructure projects throughout the Hudson Valley.

At a news conference on the Newburgh waterfront, the Congressman proposed a series of six bills in what he says is the largest infrastructure legislation to date. This funding would support a myriad of projects including those for water, sewer, road, parks, and scenic byways.

Maloney has requested 11 projects totaling over $43 million for Orange County, 3 projects totaling over $4 million for Dutchess, 4 projects totaling nearly $14 million for Putnam, and 2 projects for Westchester totaling over $2 million dollars.

The bills fall under President Joe Biden’s proposed $1 trillion infrastructure spending plan. Negotiations on the total federal funding for the plan are expected to continue over the coming months.

Funded projects include:

  • $4 million for a replacement Newburgh Pier.
  • $11.8 million for restoration of antiquated public water system in the City of Middletown.
  • $1.75 million to replace the Lake Street Bridge in the City of Newburgh.
  • $3 million for Montefiore St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital’s Oncology campus.
  • $12.8 million for the North Interceptor Sewer Project in Newburgh.

Maloney said these investments can act as a direct economic stimulus.

Alan Seidman, Executive Director of the Construction Contractors Association said the projects are vital to provide a quality of life for future generations.

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