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Ed Day, Rockland County Executive

For Immediate Release

Oct. 20, 2017
Contact: Jane Lerner, Director of Strategic Communications
Office of the County Executive (845) 638-5645
lernerj@co.rockland.ny.us

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Rockland County Bridges Get Top Rating from State

NEW CITY, NY – Rockland County bridges are among the top in New York, according to a new report by the Office of the State Comptroller.

"My administration has made investment in infrastructure a priority," Day said. "This report shows that our effort has been a success."

The report by Comptroller Thomas Napoli looked at the structural condition of bridges owned and maintained by municipalities statewide, including New York City.

In Rockland, the report cited only 3  bridges in need of repair, the best record of the 60 municipalities in the state except for Ontario and Suffolk counties.

The Rockland bridges cited by the state as in need of repair includes one in Orangetown, which is in the final stages of being rebuilt.

The Orangeburg Road bridge is projected to be completed either by the end of the year or in early 2018. Almost all of the funding for the $13 million project is coming from state and federal sources.

Day thanked Rockland County Highway Superintendent Charles "Skip" Vezzetti and his staff, particularly bridge engineer Joe Pyzowski for their efforts.

"Solid infrastructure is key to Rockland's continued growth," the County Executive said. "We have made smart investments in our future."

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