FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 20, 2021
2021 Paving Budget and First Round of Paving Announced
KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble and the Superintendent of Public Works Edward Norman are pleased to announce the City of Kingston was awarded over $1 million for paving in the 2021 New York State Budget, an over $260,000 increase from the 2020 NYS Budget.
In the NYS 2021 Budget, the City of Kingston has been allocated:
- $739,463.36 in Consolidated Local Street & Highway Improvement Program (CHIPS), an increase of $143,701.72 from 2020
- $203,957.45 in Pave NY funds, an increase of $67,988.93 from 2020
- $143,775.71 in Extreme Winter Recovery Program, an increase of $50,321.50 from 2020
Beginning the week of May 2, 2021, and weather depending, the first round of paving in 2021 will begin, which will include Merilina Ave, Boulder Ave and Plymouth Ave. The Department of Public Works is currently working on the three streets doing drainage repairs and replacing manhole covers prior to paving.
During paving, there may be detours and changes in traffic patterns. Property owners and residents will be notified by mail and are advised to keep all vehicles off the street during paving.
“The State budget brought good news for our roads this year,” said Mayor Noble. “The Department of Public Works is putting together a comprehensive plan for the additional funds, and is eager to get started now that we’re in the paving season. We thank Governor Cuomo and New York State legislators for this boost in paving funding, and look forward to putting these dollars into fresh asphalt this year.”
The next round of paving is expected to be announced in the next couple of weeks. For more information, visit https://kingston-ny.gov/paving.