Ulster County Executive Ryan Announces Nearly $2 Million of Available Funding for Local Bridge Projects

KINGSTON, N.Y. – Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan along with the Ulster County Transportation Council (UCTC) announced the availability of $1.999 million in federal funding for local bridge projects in Ulster County. The UCTC is now soliciting proposals for bridge repair projects utilizing the UCTC’s share of federal Surface Transportation Program “Off System” Bridge Repair funds.  

“We are thrilled to be able to make these resources available to Ulster County municipalities to support our local infrastructure,” County Executive Ryan said. “Bridges are among the most important elements of our transportation system, and federal funding for this critical transportation infrastructure can offset local costs by as much as 80%. This funding will help us ensure that we continue to not just maintain, but improve our critical local infrastructure.”

Eligible Applicants

Any city, county, town, or village within the Ulster County Metropolitan Planning Area with eligible facilities that are authorized to receive and administer State and federal transportation may apply. Eligible Projects and Funding Availability

UCTC is soliciting projects under the following funding category:

  • Proposals to rebuild, rehabilitate, preserve, or deice off-system bridges. An off-system bridge is a highway bridge located on a public road that is not a Federal-aid highway.

A map of all eligible bridge facilities is available on the UCTC website.

Application Process

Municipalities with candidate projects that meet FHWA and UCTC project eligibility criteria must complete and submit applications (one application per project proposal) by close of business on January 15, 2021. 

Detailed application instructions and forms can be found online at http://ulstercountyny.gov/planning/transportation-improvement-plan/tip-call-for-projects

Applications and a cover letter signed by the Chief Elected Official should be emailed to uctc@co.ulster.ny.us(link sends e-mail) by 5:00pm on January 15, 2021.