MASSENA – The village will be receiving $100,000 from the state for reconstruction of Liberty and Garvin avenues.
Mayor James F. Hidy is quoted as saying that Liberty and Garvin avenues were hardest hit during the deep freeze of winter, causing structural damage to the roads that required immediate attention, according to a press release from the office of state Sen. Joseph A. Griffo (R-Rome).
In discussions with the senator, Hidy asked for assistance to extend the life of the road and to protect passenger vehicles from potholes and other road damage, the press release said.
Griffo said that he secured the state funds for the project. He made the announcement while visiting Massena Wednesday.
“The village certainly appreciates the support that Senator Griffo continues to give to us and to the north country,” said Hidy. “He truly understands our needs and is a strong advocate on our behalf. We appreciate the funds and will be using them to repair as many roads as the budget will allow.”
The grant comes from the state and municipal facilities capital fund, which is part of the 2013-14 state budget.
The project is subject to all established grant criteria.
Sen. Griffo represents the Town of Massena and the rest of the 47th District, which includes a swath down the middle of St. Lawrence County, plus Lewis and Oneida counties.