April 10, 2018

fix-this-li-road-347.pngBUDGET BATTLE FOR RT 347 FUNDING REMAINS UNCLEAR

Although the final budget proposal is complete, LICA is unsure if our fight for additional funding to proceed with the next phase of reconstruction for Route 347 has been successful. Following a large press conference and rally which attracted numerous elected officials including Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone, as well as business leaders and local labor, LICA launched a special website (www.fixthisLIroad.com) with various related URLs (such as www.Fix347.com) allowing residents to send emails urging their local legislators to fight for additional funding to continue the Route 347 improvements. However, as of this moment, LICA is unclear if their efforts were successful. The budget does include an additional $122 million which was added to the capital budget at the discretion of the NYS Senate for construction and engineering, but there is no information on exactly what project(s) these funds may be used for. As soon as LICA has information we’ll be sure to notify our membership.

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