HANNIBAL, NY – State Senator Patty Ritchie has announced she has secured $100,000 in special funding to improve transportation in Oswego County by replacing culverts in the towns of Hannibal and West Monroe.
“Doing things like replacing culverts and repairing roads helps to improve our local communities by making transportation more efficient and safer for local residents,” said Senator Ritchie. “I’m pleased to be able to provide this funding, which will allow the Towns of Hannibal and West Monroe manage the costs associated with making necessary improvements to their roadways.”
According to town officials, funding will be used to replace culverts on Parsons Road in the town of Hannibal and on Morey Road in the town of West Monroe.
“Parson’s Road is roadway frequented by many people on a near daily basis to help them get from point A to point B,” said Hannibal Town Supervisor Ron Greenleaf. “We thank Senator Ritchie for this essential funding and for recognizing just how important it is to provide our residents with a safe transportation network.”
“For a long time, Morey Road has been in need of significant upgrades,” said Town of West Monroe Highway Superintendent Randall Shaw. “This funding will allow the town to make the improvements necessary, without placing a burden on its budget, or on the taxpayers. On behalf of local residents, I would like to thank Senator Ritchie for her efforts to deliver this much needed aid to our municipality.”
This recent funding helps to continue Senator Ritchie’s efforts to improve infrastructure in Central New York. This year, Oswego County received nearly $7 million in CHIPS (Consolidated Local Street and Highway Improvement Program) funding, as well as nearly $662,000 in extra aid to help its highway departments, which along with other highway departments across the state, had their budgets affected by this past winter’s severe weather.